Thursday, May 31, 2012

Here Comes the Sun: 5 Sunscreen Savvy Tips

My article about sunscreen published yesterday on KSL (Utah) and KTAR (Arizona) yesterday. I learned a lot doing the interview - did you know "SPF" is measured in a lab, with artificial light? Or that soon the FDA will not allow companies to call it "sunblock," since they can't actually block the sun? (Sunscreen will be the preferred term - click on the link below to find out more.)

Read the full KSL article here or click here for KTAR. Here's quick tips for your summer fun in the sun:

5 Sunscreen Savvy Tips
• Look for zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide as active ingredients
• Avoid oxybenzone or retinyl palmitate (a type of vitamin A)
• Seek sunscreens that protect against UVA and UVB rays
• Use SPF 25 or higher but less than SPF 50
• Apply at least two coats for full SPF coverage

1 comment:

  1. One of the most important ways to take care of your skin is to protect it from the sun. A lifetime of sun exposure can cause wrinkles, age spots and other skin problems — as well as increase the risk of skin cancer.