Sunscreen Tips For This Summer

SUNSCREEN SAFETY TIPS

 

Keep in mind, SPF protects only against UVB rays!

It's easy to get overwhelmed with the sunscreen options on store shelves.

Here's a quick guide to find the best products to protect your family from the sun:

 

--Use a sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 15 and a maximum of SPF 50;

--Make sure labels list UVA and UVB (or broad spectrum protection);

--Avoid products containing oxybenzone and retinyl palminate if you're concerned about potentially toxic chemicals;

--Choose lotions versus spray sunscreens for a more evenly distributed protection.

 

Remember to apply at least 2 ounces of lotion (about a shot glass full) and reapply often. The sun breaks down the ingredients in sunscreen that protect your skin. Experts recommend reapplying every two hours, or after swimming or heavy sweating.