Summer is here and the sun is waiting for us. With so much talk on sun safety, vitamin D and skin cancer I wanted to give you some safe options on protecting your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays. There is a great review of sunscreen products done by the EWG – Environmental Working Group. You can see their list of top rated sun protection products below. They have rated the toxicity of each product by placing a number to identify product safety. So a product rated 8 is one you would want to avoid where as a product rated 2 is a better choice.
Oh and if your interested in a previous article I wrote on the best Vitamin D supplements and sun exposure check out: Vitamin D3 your Neighborhood Superhero
The best sunscreen is a hat and a shirt. No chemicals to absorb through the skin, no questions about whether they work. But when you can’t get away from exposing your skin to the sun, use EWG’s top-rated sunscreens to provide broad-spectrum (UVA and UVB-sunburn) protection with fewer hazardous chemicals that penetrate the skin. Sunscreen makers are awaiting FDA approval for a wider selection of UVA-blocking chemicals. In the meantime, all top-rated products contain either zinc or titanium minerals to help cut UVA exposures for sunscreen users.
Our top-rated sunscreens all contain the minerals zinc or titanium. They are the right choice for people who are looking for the best UVA protection without any sunscreen chemical considered to be a potential hormone disruptor. None of the products contain oxybenzone or vitamin A and none are sprayed or powdered.