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not all the sunscreen facts

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Just recently I was made aware that there are ingredients/chemicals in some sunscreens that may be increasing chances of sun damage/skin cancer. Nice eh? yeah, so um, which is better; Sunscreen or no sunscreen?

Here's a website to check out how safe your brand of sunscreen is:

You may be very surprised by the results. I certainly was. By happenstance, I had bought some new sunscreen at the grocery store and they have a good low rating of 3 and found from this website that if I bought the dark blue container, I could lower it to 2. Since my last child is a little English boy and lily white, it is very important that I keep him covered. I found the dark blue type at a local Whole Foods.

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    My dh advised us of this years ago and he is very fair complected, and he quit wearing it most of the time where he used to use it every day. We have done what you do only we only use it on an as needed basis, like if we are at the beach or in the water. Funny I read the blog just to see, so glad we agree. emoticon
    1820 days ago
    I'll have to check it out. my boys are very brown but they are lifeguards so they need protection. I rarely wear it cause I'm not out that much.

    1827 days ago
    I appreciate the link. I remember as a child i would have my parents slather me in a lotion, but I blistered worse wearing than not.... To the point I actually stopped wearing it and still avoid wearing it today. About 6 years ago, I was the youngest patient my dematologist had with basal cell carcinoma. I put my kids in some lotions, but had not researched them too much. I know my kids have some issues with sunscreens like i did which makes choosing an option for them difficult because I don't want to buy something expense to find it doesn't work any better than a cheap one ( regardless of other disadvantages)
    1827 days ago
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