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Choosing The Right Sunscreen For Proper Skin Protection

How does one choose the best sunscreen for proper protection from the sun? One of the important things is to choose one that will actually be regularly used.

Feature | Health May 12, 2019

Sunscreen Chemicals Absorbed By Skin Can Enter Human Bloodstream

Certain sunscreen chemicals absorbed by the skin can enter the bloodstream. The Food and Drug Administration urges sunscreen manufacturers to conduct more research on their ingredients to see if there are health risks.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 8, 2019

Many People Are Forgetting To Use Sunscreen On Areas At Risk Of Skin Cancer

Most people usually skip the eyelids when putting on sunscreen or moisturizer with SPF. When in truth, it is one of the areas of the body most prone to skin cancer.

Public Health April 8, 2019

FDA Proposes New Rule To Ensure Safety, Effectiveness Of Sunscreen Products

One of the proposed changes would be to classify safe ingredients used in sunscreen products as GRASE. Only two of the 16 ingredients in sunscreens would be considered GRASE under the new proposal.

Public Health February 23, 2019

Palau Becomes First Nation To Ban Reef-Toxic Sunscreen

Palau has become the first country to place a ban on reef-toxic sunscreen. The ban was signed into law last Oct. 25 and is set to take effect starting Jan. 1, 2020.

Earth/Environment November 8, 2018

Hawaii Bans Popular Sunscreens For Their Coral-Damaging Ingredients: Here’s What To Use Instead

Hawaii just banned sunscreens containing the chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate for their coral-damaging effects. Here are alternatives available, namely mineral sunscreens that can also be used on babies and toddlers.

Earth/Environment July 10, 2018

Hawaii First State To Ban Sunscreens With Coral Reef-Harming Ingredients

Some groups praise Hawaii's move to ban sunscreens with coral reef-harming chemicals while others criticize it. There are still other ways to protect the skin from UV rays even without such products.

Earth/Environment July 7, 2018

Here's How To Keep Babies And Toddlers Safe In The Sun For Summer

Parents looking forward to summer adventures with their toddlers or babies should remember to always protect their kids from the sun. Here are some tips, including the preferred fluid for hydration and sunscreen use.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 13, 2018

Sunscreen Tips For Summer: What SPF To Use, How Long Do Sunscreens Last, And More

Sunscreen is important to protect our skin from the harmful effects of the sun's ultraviolet rays. Here are the best sunscreen tips, including SPF levels, sunscreen effectiveness, safe sunscreen brands, and more.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 28, 2018

Sunscreen Capsules Do Not Provide Protection Against Sunburn, FDA Warns

Sunscreen capsules and pills do not protect your skin from the harmful effects of sun exposure such as sunburn and skin cancer, warned FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb. The FDA has sent warning letters to the companies behind the misleading products.

Public Health May 23, 2018

Here Are The Best Sunscreens 2018, According to Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports has released its annual list of the best sunscreens on the market this year ahead of the upcoming summer season. Here's the full list.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 11, 2018

Hawaii Potentially Banning 70 Percent Of Sunscreen Brands Available In The Market

Hawaii's decision to ban sunscreens that contain oxybenzone and octinoxate could potentially prohibit 70 percent of known sunscreen products on the market. The Consumer Healthcare Products Association believed that this move impacts the efforts made to prevent skin cancer.

Public Health May 11, 2018

Hawaii Bans Sunscreen Chemicals Harmful To Corals: What To Know About Safe Sun Protection

Hawaii cracks down on sunscreen chemicals that are harmful to coral reef and marine life. Fortunately, there are other alternatives that can protect the skin from harsh sun exposure.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 5, 2018

Hawaii Bill To Ban Sunscreens That Kill Coral Reefs: What Are Oxybenzone And Octinoxate?

Hawaii could become the first U.S. state to ban sunscreens that use oxybenzone and octinoxate. What are these chemicals, and how do they harm coral reefs and human health?

Earth/Environment May 3, 2018

Hawaii Lawmakers Ban Sunscreen That Contain Chemicals Harmful To Coral Reefs

Hawaii residents and tourists might need to read their sunscreen labels carefully. Lawmakers hope to pass a ban on sunscreens that contain harmful chemicals that could be toxic to the environment.

Earth/Environment May 2, 2018

5 Sunscreens That Are Great For Sensitive Skin And Are Filled With Organic Ingredients

As summer approaches, it is important to consider adding sunscreen to your beauty routine, especially if you have sensitive skin. Here are the best sunscreens that can help soothe and protect inflamed skin.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 1, 2018

Man's Sunburn Swelling Got So Bad He Had A Dent In His Forehead: Wear Sunscreen!

Unprotected sun exposure can have some serious effects and one man found out the hard way. A 21-year-old from Texas got a sunburn so severe that the swelling caused a dent in his forehead.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 8, 2017

Chemical That Mimics Sunlight To Give Suntan May Prevent Skin Cancer And Slow Down Aging

A new chemical that can produce suntan without the damaging effects of UV radiation may be used along with sunscreen. Here's how it works for better protection against skin cancer and aging.

Medicine June 14, 2017

Some Sunscreen Products Contain Potentially Dangerous Ingredients: Other Ways To Get Protection From The Sun

Sunscreens are supposed to protect people from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, but they still contain chemicals. Here are other ways to protect your skin.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 28, 2017

Here Are The Most Dangerous Sunscreens For Your Kids

Just in time for summer, the EWG released their 2017 guide to sunscreens. With questions of SPF labels and hazardous ingredients, here is their list of the most dangerous sunscreens for your kids.

Public Health May 27, 2017

How To Stay Sun-Safe In The Summer: Tips From The Experts

Skin cancer is on the rise in the United States, and you simply can't take chances during the summer season. Here are sun protection tips straight from the experts, including optimal sunscreen protection.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 11, 2017

Got Vitamin D Deficiency? Your Sunscreen Might Be The Culprit

Research found that over a billion people in the world suffered from vitamin D deficiency. Scientists claimed that the rate of deficiency increased due to people's propensity to use sunscreen lotion and fear of exposure to sunlight.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 3, 2017

How To Age Gracefully: Lifestyle Changes That Keep You Looking Young

If beauty is only skin deep, then the best way to preserve your youth is to take care of your epidermis. Study suggests that sleep, exercise, and sunscreen could shave 10 years off your appearance.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 7, 2017

Sunscreen vs. Beach Umbrella: What Gives Better Sun Protection?

What gives better sun protection? The shade of a beach umbrella or good old sunscreen? New research published in JAMA Dermatology revealed the best choice to protect your skin from the sun.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 20, 2017

New Sunscreen Compound Offers Cellular-Level Protection Against UVA Rays

Researchers have uncovered a new compound that can improve how sunscreens protect against UVA rays. Thanks to their discovery, cellular damage caused by UVA exposure can be reduced, if not completely eradicated.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 22, 2016

Consumers Often Buy Sunscreens That Fall Short Of Safety Standards Set By Dermatologists

Sunscreen products provide protection against the damaging rays of the sun. Unfortunately, 40 percent of the top-rated sunscreens on Amazon.com failed to meet the standards set by the American Academy of Dermatology.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 7, 2016

Child-Friendly Summer: What's The Best Sunscreen For Kids?

The latest EWG sunscreen report reveals the 22 best sunscreen lotions for kids. The top choices were made out of 750 sunscreen brands, with specific focus this year on those marketed for children.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 13, 2016

How Effective Is Your Sunscreen? Experts Put Them To Test

Experts put sunscreens to the test to see how effective they are. Results show that most of them failed to meet the SPF content indicated on their labels.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 30, 2016

How To Select Sunscreen To Prevent Sunburn, Reduce Risk For Skin Cancer

Here are expert tips on how to use sunscreen and choose the right product to protect yourself from sunburn and skin cancer, which affects one out of five in the United States.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 30, 2016

SPF30 Sunscreens Significantly Lowers Your Melanoma Risk

Researchers from the Ohio State University found that sunscreens with SPF30 can help protect the skin not only against sunburns but melanoma as well. These products effectively prevented the growth of skin tumors on mice models developed by the Ohio State University.

Life April 19, 2016

Attention, Men! That Sunscreen You're Using May Disrupt Sperm Cell Function

Thinking of buying some sunscreen? Men should be careful as some ingredients used to filter UV rays may alter sperm cell function.

Life April 4, 2016

Hugh Jackman Urges Fans To Use Sunscreen After Getting Skin Cancer On Nose Removed

Hugh Jackman posted a selfie on Instagram shortly after his treatment for basal cell carcinoma, urging his followers to wear sunscreen. This is the actor's fourth procedure on his nose and his third post-op photo online within three years.

Life February 9, 2016

Consumer Advocacy Group Investigation Reveals Some Popular Sunscreens Fail To Deliver SPF Claims

Australian consumer group Choice found majority of SPF50+ sunscreen products failed to deliver their claims. Out of six products, only Nivea Sun Kids and Cancer Council's Classic passed the product SPF lab test. Choice raised concerns on varying lab test results achieved by manufacturers and consumer groups.

Life December 15, 2015

Sunscreen Ingredient Threatens Marine Life: Here's How Oxybenzone Kills Coral Reefs

Many people are unaware that the sunscreen they slather on before snorkeling contributes to the destruction of corals and reefs they can't wait to see underwater. Researchers found that a small dollop of sunscreen is enough to launch an attack on marine life.

Animals October 22, 2015

Chemicals In Sunscreens Bad For Coral, Pose Threat To Global Reef Systems: Study

While sunscreen may be good for you - no one wants skin cancer - it is having a serious impact on the health of the globe's coral reef systems, researchers say. A chemical common in many sunscreens, oxybenzone, is the culprit, they say.

Earth/Environment October 21, 2015

Yale Researchers Develop Safer And Stronger Nano-Sunblock That Does Not Penetrate Skin

A new sunscreen formulation made by researchers from Yale University is made up of bioadhesive nanoparticles, preventing harmful active ingredients from getting absorbed by the skin.

Life October 2, 2015

Jessica Alba's Honest Company Dishonest About 'All-Natural' Sunscreen?

A small number of Honest Company customers complained about the all-natural sunscreen lotion, which caused sunburns on their skin despite the product’s SPF 30 label. The company says they are taking the matter seriously, but also mentioned that the number of complaints make up a very small percentage of the total number of products sold.

Life August 3, 2015

Summer Travel With Kids? Here Are Tips To Keep Kids Safe In The Sun

With the summer season now in full swing, families are looking forward to spend some time outdoors and have fun under the sun. This is also the best time to find out how to protect children from the harmful effects of UV rays.

Life June 29, 2015

Understanding Your Sunscreens Better: Everything To Know About SPF

The SPF number is commonly considered when buying sunscreen products, but products with very high SPF numbers do not always guarantee the best protection against UVB rays that damage the skin.

Life June 22, 2015

How Does Sunscreen Work And What Does SPF Mean?

Many consumers don’t know how to properly interpret sunscreen labels, according to a new study. Skin protection is not all about about the SPF.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 18, 2015

Doctors' Orders: 4 Ways To Stay Safe In The Sun

Don't head out into the sun without proper protection. Our medical experts have you covered when it comes SPF coverage.

Internet Culture May 26, 2015

Many Sunscreens Don't Work As Claimed, Or Have 'Worrying' Ingredients, Researchers Say

In a test of more than 30 sunscreen products, nearly a third didn't provide the promised level of protection, a consumer group says. And some contain ingredients that may harm rather than help your skin, it says.

Life May 20, 2015

Fishes Better Than Humans At Making Sunscreen Says Study

Zabrafish can produce gadusol that helps protection from the ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun. The compound is not made naturally by mammals.

Earth/Environment May 14, 2015

Skin Cancer Awareness Month: Which Sunscreen Works Best And How To Apply It

Learn the essentials about sun protection and the correct way to apply it.

Internet Culture May 6, 2015

Skin Cancer Awareness Month: 5 Ways To Protect Your Skin From The Sun

May is the kickoff to summer weather, but it's also Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Stay safe and healthy with expert advice and sun care protection.

Internet Culture May 5, 2015

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