Melanoma diagnoses have risen nearly 2 percent a year since 2000, and the number keeps increasing. Sunscreen is our only protect from UVA And UVB rays, however Sunscreen is not our save all.
“Sunscreen is not a magic bullet,” said Dr. Steven Q. Wang, director of dermatologic surgery and dermatology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Basking Ridge, N.J., and a spokesman for the Skin Cancer Foundation, which receives funding from sunscreen manufacturers. “It’s just one of the defenses against the harmful effect of UV radiation, and that message gets lost.”
Language on sunscreen is commonly misconstrued. And this summer we will start to see an improvement with the use of the language and the information provided to the consumer will be more clear.
According to the NY Times, "Use of the label “broad spectrum protection” now means the sunscreen has been proved to protect against both UVA and UVB rays, although the UVA protection may be comparatively weaker. Any product with an SPF lower than 15 must carry a label warning that it will not protect against skin cancer. Products cannot claim to be waterproof, only water-resistant, and labels must note a time limit of either 40 or 80 minutes before the sunscreen is ineffective.”
Make sure you are careful and pay attention to packaging when buying sunscreen this summer. Keep your skin safe!
Things to Remember:
SPF 15 sunscreens filter out 93 percent of UVB rays, while SPF 30 protects against 97 percent and SPF 50 98 percent. But remember, it is important for the sunscreen to include broad-spectrum protection that also shields adequately against UVA.
Sunscreen should be applied one-half hour before going outside, giving the skin time to absorb it. Because sunscreen tends to be broken down over time by the sun, and rubbed or washed off with sweating and water exposure, it should be reapplied at least every two hours outdoors, and immediately after swimming or heavy sweating.
SU by Davines is a great way to rejuvenate after the sun!
SU/hair&body wash: Delicate hydrating wash for after sun exposure. GREAT for the kids at the pool too!
SU/hair mask: Nourishing replenishing mask for sun or chlorine exposed hair!
SU/ hair milk: Sun protective conditioning milk
SU/after sun: Replenishing cream for face and body.
All SU products are powered with citrus myrtifolia extract!
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