Sunscreens And Safety Tips From The Environmental Working Group

Don't forget to apply your sunscreen this weekend!

June 28, 2019
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Just in time for the long Independence Day weekend, the Environmental Working Group just updated it’s "Guide to Sunscreens".

Please take a look at the follwing lists because you don't want to risk getting burned.  It's not worth it and the long term consequences aren't worth it.  I especially encourage you to look at the list for the best sunscreens for kids.  

Lists of products by category:

Best Beach and Sport Sunscreens

Best Moisturizers with SPF

Best Lip Balms with SPF

Best Sunscreens for Kids

And remember, sunscreen is just one tool in the sun safety toolbox.

  • Dress in protective clothing, such as light cotton fabric with a tight weave and wide-brimmed hats that shade the face, scalp, neck and ears.
     
  • Choose a lotion instead of a spray. Sunscreen sprays pose inhalation risks and provide inadequate protection. If you must use a pump or spray, apply it to your hands first and then wipe it on your skin.   
     
  • Avoid products that contain retinyl palmitate, a form of Vitamin A.
     
  • Select a sunscreen with an SPF greater than fifteen but less than 50.
     
  • Don’t forget to wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from harmful UVA and UVB rays.