Is your sunscreen protecting you? Report ranks sunscreens

Is your sunscreen protecting you? Report ranks sunscreens

Now, they've tested over 1,500, and found that just 215 beach and sport sunscreens-around 14%-will satisfactorily shield your skin. The SPF number is the level of protection sunscreen provides against UVB rays. [Photo: weerapatkiatdumrong/iStock] The problem is lack of regulation.

More than half of moms responding believe the proper time to apply sunscreen is as soon as they start feeling skin burn.

One of the issues of disagreement is that even though the FDA contends that products labeled with SPF higher than 50 are "inherently misleading", they have not mandated that producers of sunscreen refrain from labeling their product with values above this.

When you consider the protective gear you need for sports, do you often stop short of fully protecting yourself? "But this is probably my biggest beef with the sunscreen industry", Lunder tells Fast Company. Since copious amounts of sunscreen are supposed to be applied directly to the skin, this chemical could be absorbed into the skin and accumulate in the bloodstream.

Second, use the guide to find the best products for you and your family.

Sunscreen. You should wear sunscreen every day.

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An estimated 5.6 million Americans will confront skin cancer in 2017.

"There is little scientific evidence to suggest that sunscreen alone reduces cancer risk", the authors write, "particularly for melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer". They then rated the sunscreens on a scale from poor to very good depending on the percentage of SPF it came within the promised coverage. After all, the ultraviolet rays can be seriously damaging and no one wants to get skin cancer. Dr. Adam Friedman also recommended parents use mineral block sunscreens on children until they are at least four years of age. He notes that aerosol sprays can also be tricky because people often spray them on their skin and miss large patches of the skin. The latter, though, are especially unsafe because they contain additions like oxybenzone and the Vitamin A-based retinyl palmitate, which are included for anti-aging benefits, but heighten the skin's sensitivity to UV rays and may speed the development of tumors.

In order to for a product to be marketed as "broad spectrum" the FDA requires sunscreens to protect equally against UVB rays, which cause aging, and UV rays, which cause cancer. The EWG says outdoor enthusiasts should look for three things: an SPF between 30 and 50 to protect from UVB rays, zinc oxide and titanium oxide to ward off UVA rays, and no oxybenzone and retinyl palmitate.

So how might beachgoers, preparing to shake off the drab, rainy cloak of spring, navigate the sunscreen aisle before heading to the shore?

While spray cans may not have warnings on them, Consumer Reports recommends the sprays not be used on kids.

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