'Tis the season of the sun! You probably know that you need to show your skin to the sun especially May to September to get your Vitamin D stores built up for bone health and immune system strength. But you also probably know that getting a sunburn can be dangerous and increase your risk of of skin cancer.
So you need to protect against sunburn. Unfortunately most commercial sunscreens contain dangerous chemicals that can also cause cancer.
To protect yourself and your family, you can use the barrier method - wearing clothing to cover your head and skin. Some companies even make clothing that has sunscreen capability.
For sunscreen that you apply to your skin, I encourage you to check out EWG's recommendations for safe sunscreens. EWG is one of my heroes. They're a watchdog for us consumers for the chemical industry. In case you missed it earlier this summer, EWG (Environmental Working Group) released their 2019 Guide To Sunscreens.
Of the more than 1,300 sun protection products EWG scientists investigated, two-thirds offer inadequate protection or contain worrisome chemicals like Oxybenzone, a hormone disruptor that is readily absorbed by the body.
The good news: The FDA is considering new regulations that would help ensure that ALL sunscreens are safe and effective. But until those regulations are in effect, you can count on EWG’s 2019 Guide to Sunscreens to find an effective sunscreen without worrisome ingredients!
Check out the guide HERE to find the best sunscreen for you!