How Good is Your Sunscreen?
The hotter the summers get, the more people use sunscreen – and what a good habit that is! But did you know that simply wearing sunscreen doesn’t mean you’re protected from skin cancer or advanced skin aging? Unless you are using broad spectrum sunscreens with SPF 15 or more, you may be blocking UVB rays, but UVA rays still have a direct path to your skin. The FDA recently announced that by next summer, all sunscreens will have to state whether or not they are broad spectrum, and all “waterproof” sunscreens will be changed to “water-resistant” since nothing is actually waterproof. These new guidelines will help make sure people are getting adequate protection as the temperatures continue to climb. For more details, check out the Washington Post article.