After living in Brisbane, Australia for over 10 years where there are increased cases of skin cancer, I am an anti-sun girl. I’ll admit my freckles also helped sway me to avoid the sun. I chose to Slip, Slop, Slap as promoted by my dear friend Sandra Sully on the Channel 10 News Sydney. Slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen and slap on a hat. However, today we must also consider the toxic chemical exposure from the sunscreens themselves as discuss in the recent article below.
New FDA testing of sunscreens shows that six common active ingredients are absorbed into the body and may linger for days or even weeks, in some cases. Please download the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) “Healthy Living App” to find a good sunscreen. Just scan a barcode, search by name or browse by category, and EWG will give you an easy-to-understand 1-10 score (1 being the best!) backed by science you can trust.
Scan a product. Review its rating. Pick the better choice. Healthy living just got that easy.