Summer is here, and the outdoor fall sport season is coming quickly. This means pool time and all of the outside adventures for the kids in your life. Sometimes walking down the drugstore aisle looking for the sunscreen for your little one can become daunting as you realize all the options. Here's the summer UV guide by Sonya Lunder, the senior researcher for the Environment Work Group:
Spray or Lotion?
Lotion- it ensures coverage and absorbed less through the skin!
What chemicals to avoid?
Oxybenzone (a hormone disruptor) and retinal palmitate (which may, in fact, amplify sun damage).
Which SPF should I use?
Use a sunscreen in the 30-50 SPF range. Anything over 50 SPF does not clearly offer any additional benefit and may be harmful.
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