Not all sunscreens are equal!

Not all sunscreens are equal!

Not all sunscreens are equal!

The Environmental Working Group, a Washington-based research group, and Consumer Reports have not necessarily been on the same page as the Food & Drug Administration when it comes to sunscreen protection and SPF ratings.

EWG researchers examined the safety and effectiveness of nearly 1500 products, including sunscreen, moisturizers, and lip balms with SPF values.

'When it came to having sunscreen on, I thought it was better to have some sunscreen than none at all, ' Cannon said.

The EWG analysed nearly 1,500 different products and scored them depending on their effectiveness.

Before heading to the beach, most people make sure to pack a bottle of sunscreen. But cheap sunscreens contain ingredients that break down in the sun and wash off in wind and water, and people neglect to reapply or throw on a shirt because they think the SPF 100 has them covered.

Government agencies determined that companies producing sunscreens do not provide their clients with the expected results.

CVS Pharmacy recently announced the Long Live Skin campaign, which will focus on healthy skincare and the importance of sun protection. Then, these people are more likely to get cancer.

"High SPF is a marketing gimmick", said David Andrews, a senior scientist at EWG. This can be imagined as if a person that gets sunburns after 30 minutes could stay exposed to sunbeams for 50 hours.

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Do Use Other Forms Of Protection- Sunscreen is great when applied correctly, but experts say it's not proven to prevent ALL types of skin cancer.

Kalia recommends finding a sunscreen to protect against UVA as well. Sunscreen with an SPF between 30 and 50 will always offer a decent degree of sunburn protection, even for people with sensitive skin.

Most sunscreen brands offer products with high SPF, sometimes even over 100.

Dermatologists recommend using sunscreen to block the sun's ultraviolet rays. This includes educational signage in CVS stores, and more derm-approved, higher SPF, and natural and organic sunscreen options available throughout 2017. DermalYouth is dedicated to bringing preventative skincare education and products to people of all ages helping to spread the word about premature aging, skin damage, and skin cancers.

Everyone should use sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. The FDA is yet to enforce a regulation on how sunscreens are labelled.

To keep yourself and your skin safe, the EWG suggests the following steps.

Be especially careful from 10 a.m.to 3 p.m. when the sun is the most direct and intense.

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