Friday, June 17, 2016

Healthy Habits: Sunscreens Compared

According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 76,380 new cases of invasive melanoma will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2016. If we weren’t listening when doctors started telling us to wear sunscreen everyday, it’s time to start now. That’s why research team spent six weeks working to find the best sunscreen on the market.
Out of 135 options, they narrowed it down to the top two with the help of several dermatologists and skin cancer experts — best overall choice and best for sensitive skin. They focused on making sure there was enough SPF (but not too much) and they cut out any products that contained harmful ingredients such as oxybenzone, retinyl palmitate, and octinoxate. They also wanted to make sure that they smelled good, were easy to apply, stayed on, and most importantly, truly protected skin from harmful UV rays. They personally tested the efficacy of our 20 finalists with sun-sensitive paper and a UV meter.
You can see the research here:

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