Tag: sunscreen

Summer sunscreens and your health; what your doctor wants you to know.

Summer sunscreens and your health; what your doctor wants you to know. We are well into the summer months and sunscreens are part of the ritual.   Which one should you buy for the best coverage and what should you avoid. The American Medical Association offers some suggestions for summer skin safety, proper SPF, and sunscreen application methods. They recommend SPF 30 or higher, avoiding the sunniest parts of the day, and how to properly apply sunscreen throughout the day to avoid sunburn and longstanding skin damage. Check out their recommendations below Too much sun exposure can have damaging effects on Read More »

Which sunscreen SPF offers you the best protection from the sun’s harmful rays?

Which sunscreen SPF offers you the best protection from the sun’s harmful rays? The summer has been hotter than usual, and many of us are going outdoors, or to the beach. Years ago, my generation used sun reflectors, baby oil, iodine, and reflectors to direct the suns rays.   What we didn’t understand was how harmful it was.   Years later, many of the baby boomers have had skin lesions and cancers removed by their local dermatologist. Younger generations have been raised on using sunscreens and worrying about the SPF which should tell us how protective the sunscreen is. The problem is, Read More »