Wholesome Dwelling: Saving Pores and skin – 9 & 10 Information

We are in the middle of summer. Mask-free and carefree. But there is one thing you shouldn’t forget when enjoying the summer sun: your sunscreen!

But how do you know if you are making the right choice?

More than one in three Americans gets sunburn every year, and five or more sunburns doubles the risk of melanoma. Your best defense, lather up with sunscreen. But which is the best?

Dermatologists recommend choosing a sunscreen with at least an SPF 30, and according to the FDA, choosing an SPF 100 plus is no more protective than a sunscreen with 60 plus SPF.

In addition, some sunscreens only protect against UVB rays, but not against UVA rays that penetrate deeper into the skin. Look for broadband sunscreens that protect against both.

The environmental working group analyzed 500 sunscreens and found that 75 percent did not provide adequate sun protection or contained harmful ingredients such as oxybenzone and homosalate, which can lead to hormonal changes. You can find a list of 200 hundred sunscreens that got a thumbs up ewg.org/sonnenschutz. But you don’t have to buy new sunscreen every summer. The FDA requires that all sunscreens maintain their original strength for at least three years.

If you have tattoos, do they protect your skin from the sun? The answer is no. They do not offer protection from the sun’s rays and can even be damaged by UV rays. Yellow and red inks in particular contain a chemical called cadmium sulfide, which can cause rashes or flaky, flaky skin when baking in the sun.

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