If we are wearing more sunscreen, why are skin cancer rates still increasing? According to specialists, most people wear chemical sunscreens that do not block all UV rays. We love what Allure says about sunscreen use in this article. Mineral blocks (Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide) and physical protectors (hats, shirts, etc.) are the best ways to protect against both UVA/UVB rays. Take a look at this article for the science behind the way UV rays cause skin cancer and expert sunscreen tips.
Not sure what to get your loved ones for the holidays? Skin cancer prevention is a gift everyone will appreciate. Check out this creative list of sun protection accessories that are sure to be put to good use in the new year. Here are our fave suggestions:
Give the gift of your favorite physical sunscreen- we like EltaMD Tinted Mineral Block
Give a lip balm with SPF- we like MD Solar Sciences “Liptect”
Give your love ones sun protection swag like hats, shirts, and gloves with UPF!
For more great ideas, check out a complete list here from our friends at DoDoBurd.
Even though summer is technically over, here in LA we see sunny days all year round! Sunscreen for Life agrees with these tips on how to protect your skin from the sun everyday! Here are our favorite highlights from this article:
Avoid the sun at its peak: 10am-2pm
Lotion is not enough: Remember to also wear hats, protective clothing with UPF +30, and stay in the shade when possible.
Slather it on: apply sunscreen every 2 hours minimum!
Read the label- make sure you have a physical block with zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide.
Don’t forget that UV damage is often invisible to the naked eye. Not only is protecting your skin important in preventing skin cancer, but it also can prevent signs of aging. This is one of our favorite videos demonstrating how sunscreen shields your precious skin from the sun. Remember to wear your physical sunscreen rain or shine!
Sunscreen for Life was featured in Boating Times Magazine as an expert in sun safety on the water! We know how fun it is to spend the day on the water, just remember your physical sunscreen, hat, and garments with UPF! Take a look at our advice for staying protected and cool while boating.