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Some sunscreens are safer than others

Recent research has raised concerns about chemical sunscreens.

The FDA scientists published studies showing that avobenzone, homosalate, octinoxate, octisalate, octocrylene, and oxybenzone get into the bloodstream.

Absorption doesn’t mean these ingredients are unsafe, but the amounts absorbed were higher than the level the FDA says would exempt them from safety testing. However, definitive answers may be years away.


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Sunscreens are potentially harmful

Sunscreens are potentially harmful

Research has shown that some sunscreen ingredients can seep through the skin into your bloodstream. Several spray sunscreens were recalled after benzene, a known carcinogen, was detected in them, and Hawaii has banned certain ingredients because of concerns that they may harm ocean reefs.



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Opting for a Mineral Sunscreen Instead

Sunscreens with the minerals titanium dioxide and zinc oxide work by creating a physical barrier on your skin and are not absorbed into the skin.

However, mineral sunscreens might not be as effective as products with chemical filters because it t takes a lot of titanium or ...


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Sprays work better than lotion

Sprays work better than lotion

Both spray and lotion can do a good job if used correctly.

Sprays have the highest rated SPF level, but can be tricky to apply because the droplets can disperse into the air and make it easy to miss areas on your skin. Instead, spray sunscreen onto the palm of your hand th...


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Only certain chemical sunscreens should be avoided

Only certain chemical sunscreens should be avoided

The FDA, the American Academy of Dermatology, and independent researchers say that UV filters have been used for years by millions of people, and there have not been noticeable systemic effects.

Research in animals suggests that oxybenzone might interfere with hormone production, which cou...


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