If you think that sunscreen protects you against sunburns and skin cancer, think again!
According to the Environmental Working Group, only 25% of SPF products, including lotions, lip balms, sunscreens and makeup products, provide a safe sun protection against UVB and UVA rays without containing harmful sunscreen ingredients.
In fact, 90% of the products available on the American market actually meet the latest FDA guidelines. However, only 50% of U.S. products would make the standard to Europe’s stricter safety rules.
Moreover, the American shelves are filled with products that expose individuals to toxic chemicals, which lead to higher skin cancer risk.
For a truly safe protection, you need to avoid these 6 types of superficial and useless sunscreen products: