With Sunscreen Recalls in action, It’s time to switch Sunscreens
With Sunscreen Recalls in full swing it’s time to switch from thick, heavy moisturizers to lightweight, self-applied Sunscreens. Thick moisturizers block the pores and can lead to acne breakouts. On the flip side, lightweight, self-applied All Natural Sunscreen provide a natural barrier to protect skin cells against ultra-violet radiation, drying out dry skin and irritating to the eyes, skin and lungs. But switching to a thinner, more easily-applied sunscreen can also have its drawbacks.
First, there are fewer sunscreen products on the market today than there were just a few short years ago. With more companies are launching new products each year, it’s important to consider that sunscreens are actually effective. There are two ways to test for sunscreen effectiveness – one is to look for direct irritant effects, such as burning or redness, on the skin; the other is to look for indirect effects, such as drying out the skin. Studies have shown that many sunscreens are ineffective at delivering the direct skin irritation relief that most people need. Some sunscreens deliver significantly less sun protection than they advertise.
Another problem is that sunscreen products often don’t give people enough of the vitamin D that they need to stay healthy. Although most sunscreen products contain significant amounts of vitamin D, most people don’t get enough of it through normal exposure to the sun. Sunscreens that include vitamin D can make a difference, particularly for those who may live in climates where the sun is strong year-round and they spend a great deal of time outdoors. Be sure to read the labels of any sunscreen products you’re considering using to ensure you get enough of this important vitamin.
Although sunscreens have been tested for years and many have proven to be effective, the Food and Drug Administration has not approved many of the sunscreens. For these reasons, you should always check with your doctor before using any type of sunscreens. Most sunscreens have not been proven to be safe or effective, and even some of the new sunscreens on the market have not been thoroughly tested. For this reason, you should always discuss with your doctor any new product that you are thinking about using.
Another area to be concerned with is side effects. The sun causes many negative side effects, including skin irritation, dryness, and even cancer. Although you might think that applying sunscreen is safe and harmless, you should remember that sunscreens do not prevent sunburns or other serious skin diseases. If you are exposed to the sun without using a sunscreen, then you could end up with skin damage over time. Be sure to always use sunblock even if you think you won’t be in the sun for long periods of time.