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6 Worst Sunscreens You Need to Avoid

6 Worst Sunscreens You Need to Avoid

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.

6 Worst Sunscreens You Need to Avoid© YogiApproved
For a truly safe protection, you need to avoid these 6 types of superficial and useless sunscreen products
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1- Sunscreens with Retinol or Vitamin A

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Sunscreens with Retinol or Vitamin A© nasilkolay

This type of sunscreen can raise your risk of tumors on the skin that’s exposed to the sun, according to numerous studies.

However, it’s frequently added to lotions and sunscreens because of its anti-aging effects.

It has become such a dangerous ingredient and the Canadian government is regarding the requirement of warning labels on products containing vitamin A.

This ingredient might boost your skin sensitivity to the sun with a possibility of sunburn. Also, while using this product, you’ll have to limit your sun exposure even for a week afterward. Not exactly what you need from a sunscreen!

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2- Sunscreens with SPFs higher than 50

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Sunscreens with SPFs higher than 50© marieveronique

The rate of SPF is a protection measure only against UVB rays which causes sunburn, and not against cancer-causing UVA rays. Moreover, UVA protection is poor in these products.

In fact, products with high SPF trick you into a false sense of safety because they offer longer protection from UVB rays so that you don’t get burned, thus, you stay outside more and absorb plenty of skin-damaging UVA rays.

The FDA has suggested regulations that would keep companies from advertising products with higher than 50 SPF, unfortunately, these rules have never been applied.

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3- Sunscreens with Oxybenzone

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Sunscreens with Oxybenzone© totalbeauty

Oxybenzone is a chemical sunscreen component that gets absorbed by your skin. The dangerous thing is that it easily penetrates the skin to end up into your bloodstream.

Once this chemical is inside your body, it copies the hormone estrogen, which can result in thyroid problems and reproductive issues over the long term. Furthermore, autism researchers doubt it to be a neurotoxin.

You need to carefully check the products’ labels in order to avoid this chemical. Look also for benzophenone or benzophenone-3.

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5- Sunscreens in Spray-on, Powder, or Towelette Form

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Sunscreens in Spray-on, Powder, or Towelette Form © prevention

Anything that you have a chance to inhale mustn’t be saturated in sunscreen chemicals which mimic hormones inside your body.

When you’re using a sunscreen in the form of spray-on, powder, or towelette, it’s difficult to know if you’re getting the necessary amount of coverage.

In fact, the FDA has announced the restriction of towelette- or powder-based sunscreens from being sold since 2013.

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6- Sunscreen or Bug Repellent Combos

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Sunscreen or Bug Repellent Combos© safebee

They’re both dangerous and unnecessary. Bug repellents can consist of efficient but irritation-causing chemicals that need to be applied once a day, even though sunscreen should be re-applied every 2 hours.

Furthermore, you don’t even need bug repellents, unless you’re on a prolonged hike into the wild.

Insects are most annoying at dusk and dawn, not during the day when UV rays are strong.

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Makeup, Lip Balms, and Moisturizers with SPF

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Makeup, Lip Balms, and Moisturizers with SPF© Consumer Reports

Less than 10% of these products meet the criteria of the EWG for offering UVB and UVA protection. Thus, most American products can’t claim protection as it’s described by the FDA.

This means that any declarations saying that they can prevent skin damage from sunlight are exaggerated.

Moreover, many women apply these products only once per day and the protection they provide will last just for a few hours.

It is important to consider seeking shade when outside or avoiding the sun exposure between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. (when UV radiation is too strong), as well as wearing hats, then use safe sunscreen on your exposed skin.

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