We’ve heard it before. Too much sun, not good. Not enough sun, not good. So once again, moderation is key. But when the temps soar above 90, hitting the pool for a swim on the weekend is all to appealing.
There’s no question that the best sunscreen is a hat and a shirt. While extra clothing does prevent the possibility of chemicals entering through the skin, extra clothing is not always practical.
Two recent studies currently in the media are that SPF claims above 50 are exaggeration, and that some sunscreen contain potentially hazardous ingredients. (Such as vitamin A being linked to accelerated growth of skin tumors and lesions. For more on the study and the list of potentially harmful ingredients, click here .)
So instead of playing my odds this summer, I’ll play it safe. Especially when it comes to my kids. For more information on the sunscreens listed as safest, click here.