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Skin And Sunscreens Reminders

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summer skin, safe sunscreens reminders

A sad Fact and yet a very powerful move to Action:

More than 2 Millions Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer each year.

Devastating indeed. What can we do to take protection against ravaging and damaging, when taken in overdose, sun rays?

#1 Use SPF products for our skin
#2 Load on Fruit, Veggies as they have phytonutrients to give us extra boost in protection against cancers

Do you apply sunscreen Every Day? Do you really need to do it?

What sunscreens are better: With higher or lower SPF?

Why Oxybenzone in a sunscreen is dangerous for your skin?

Each year, EWG, the Environmental Protection Group, publishes a list of safe and unsafe sunscreens for us, consumers, to consider when we make a purchase. that is a MUST-GO-TO LIST TO SEE!

Let’s delve into the alphabet soup of a safe sunscreen for the summer. Let’s boost our sun protection for the sake of our health and joy within our families.
Scroll down to read and remember some Sunscreen Facts that may safe your life.

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  1. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

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    SUNSCREENS and HEALTHY SKIN go hand-n-hand. We’ll review some facts and very useful reminders to follow through this summer. Though, we do need to be mindful about sun healing and damage all-year-round.

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  2. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

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    1. No spray sunscreens!
    EWG pointed out this year that Sprays should be not considered as a safe sunscreen delivery mechanism.
    “In 2011 FDA said it lacked data to confirm that spray products are safe and effective. It asked manufacturers to provide proof that sprays form a layer of sunscreen thick enough to protect skin and to show that sprays don’t pose inhalation risks. If the agency does not receive sufficient data to substantiate these products’ safety, the FDA can bar them. But until the agency takes decisive action, sprays remain on store shelves, and many shoppers buy them for ease of application.”

    Super-convenient, sure, but they may pose serious risks if inhaled and they make it too easy to apply too little or miss a spot.

    HAVE YOU BEEN BUYING ALL THE “CONVENIENT” SPRAYS?

    EWG SUNSCREEN FACTS

    • WOW, Is pump sprays included in this? I don’t buy the cans to spray on but have used the pump bottles .

      • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

        Barb,
        NO, Pump sunscreens are OK, because the action is activated by our manual strength we apply, rather than pushed by gas in the bottle.

        What sprays do is add chemicals to our soft tissues like eyes and nose and mouth, which, of course, adds up during the summer time. We just don’t need more poison within our bodies!

      • i do have the spray one but we use the creams more then the can dont want to get it in there eyes

        • we use Crams we have to make sue its on and working like i have said before we are Fair skinned No Sprays here

  3. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

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    2. Super-high SPFs (SPF 50 or higher) are not your friend.
    EWG WARNS US ALL

    SPF – sun protection factor – refers only to protection against UVB radiation and has little to do with protecting you from UVA rays – the ones that accelerate skin aging and have been linked to skin cancer.

    – NOT much additional protection
    – Less Balanced Ingredients in higher SPF sunscreens
    “A sunscreen lotion’s SPF rating has little to do with the product’s ability to shield the skin from UVA rays. As a result of the FDA’s restrictions on ingredients and concentrations, U.S. sunscreens offer far less protection against UVA than UVB, particularly those products with the highest SPF. ”
    – Consumer Misuse of Sunscreens with Higher SPF
    “High SPF products tend to lull users into staying in the sun longer and overexposing themselves to both UVA and UVB rays. Imbued with a false sense of security, people extend their time in the sun well past the point when users of low-SPF products head indoors. As a result, they get as many UVB-inflicted sunburns as unprotected sunbathers and are likely to absorb more damaging UVA radiation.”

    EWG SUNSCREEN FACTS

    • Everyone would think 50 is the best. Boy, where we wrong. I just checked all of mine is 30. Goes to show, noone is doing there research on sunscreen , Including me. Thanks for the info.

      • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

        That is such a misconception that I hear everywhere I go!
        But in truth, it is not. It gives us just a tiny notch up, but not necessarily prevents all the burns and UVs.

  4. My dad had skin cancer. He had to go to the doctor and get painful procedures done and it kept coming back. He had to get reconstruction done on his face. I am very big about sun protection.

    • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

      Lisa,
      The burns and sun damage are very vicious. They ruin health and take lives in no time.
      I put my facial and neck sunscreen on every day. I think I need to do it daily for my hands as well.
      Driving can truly get the number on the hand’s skin.
      Protecting hands with sunscreen will give us extra protection barrier.

      • So true the hands are overlooked quite a bit.

        • oh wow that is interesting i know we did not use it as we were younger but as i get old i sure do try to use it and the kids are a must more so then me but i need to follow suit and apply it to me

          • We only Buy a 30 SPf nothing more nothing less with my medication the Dr told me that I should not change to any other

  5. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

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    Safest Sunscreens for KIDS! EWG Recommended.

    Take a look at the list of the Suncreens that are SAFE for our Children! EWG rates sunscreens every year and publishes the list.

    GO HERE TO TAKE A LOOK AT ALL EWG -Rated Sunscreens for Children.

    best safe sunscreens for kids, ewg rated sunscreens, healthy skin

  6. You know this is disturbing. The sun is so harmful. But yet to get vitamin D and help from being sad we need it.

  7. Sorry my comment was to #2.

  8. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

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    Oxybenzone can mimic estrogen.

    EWG Warns us with some dangerous Ingredients in the sunscreen.

    “A number of sunscreens contain the chemical oxybenzone, which penetrates skin, gets into the bloodstream and may act like estrogen in the body! It can also trigger allergic reactions.”

  9. That’s not good. Especially because we are using these to help us.

  10. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

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    4. Retinyl palmitate may harm your skin.

    EWG Warns us with some dangerous Ingredients in the sunscreen.

    On sun-exposed skin, the retinyl palmitate found in some sunscreens has been shown to speed development of skin tumors and lesions.

    Retinyl palmitate may harm your skin.

    “This ingredient is in about 20 percent of the beach and sport sunscreens and 12 percent of SPF moisturizers in this year’s database. It is used in regular makeup as an anti-aging ingredient. It has been shown to hasten the development of skin tumors and lesions on sun-exposed skin.

    Data on the potential skin cancer risk of retinyl palmitate have been public since 2010, but most sunscreen makers have not abandoned this chemical as they should. EWG recommends against using sunscreen and cosmetics whose labels disclose the presence of vitamin A, retinyl palmitate or retinol until this chemical’s safety on sun-exposed skin is proven.”

  11. We must always look for the ingredients in everything. Thanks for revealing the bad ones in sunscreen here.

    • i agree we have to be label readers and know what is good and what is bad

      • these are words I was unaware of!!! Thank you This is why i love this group

        • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

          Wendi,
          You never knew these words, but I bet you own products with these ingredients!
          Check them out!
          Make sure you don’t show up in the sun with the RETINOL-BASED CREAM OR LOTION! Sunburn, baby!

  12. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

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    5. You May Consider NO TANNING OILS IN YOUR LIFE

    Tanning oils are just a bad idea. They barely – if at all – protect you from the sun.

    What they do, though, is add extra layer of chemicals and amplify a sunburn.

    ewg sunscreen facts

  13. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

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    6. Skip sunscreen/bug repellent combos.

    “Studies suggest that in some cases chemicals that filter harmful ultraviolet rays can interact with insect repelling chemicals in ways that decrease sunburn protection. Also, if you apply these products every two hours (as you should for proper sun protection!), you may be overexposed to the repellent chemicals.”

    EWG sunscreen facts

  14. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

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    7. Nearly All Conventional Sunscreens Contain Cancer-Causing Ingredients
    What to look for in the Ingredients List —>

    – Fragrances
    ParabensREAD More Here on Parabens – Eye Opener!
    – Solvents
    – Petroleum Oils
    – Alcohols

    To avoid this powerful assault of the sunscreen ingredients on your skin – READ ingredients list and pick those sunscreens that are of natural ingredients, have zinc oxide and titanium dioxide-based formulas.

    EWG sunscreen facts

  15. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

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    Boost Your Own Sunscreen Power by Changing What You EAT!

    You can change how your skin reacts to sunburns and to the sun exposure overall by changing your Daily DIET.

    – Eat rich in antioxidants foods, that is the wide variety fruit and vegetables.

    What happens is the powerful antioxidants – carotenoids – penetrate cells where they start protecting them from UV exposure.

    Disregard NOT this simple and EASY-to-ACHIEVE daily diet tip! It may save your life.

    Take a look at some awesome and easily-made smoothie-shots I make at home:

    MACA SMOOTHIE SHOT

    MATCHA TEA SMOOTHIE SHOT

    antioxidants fruit vegetables, green matcha smoothie

    • i eat all that good food as a farmer we grow our own goodness

    • I do believe I have this covered. We grow are own garden and I preserve everything I can. Never been a big fan of processed foods. I do believe the most store bought foods I do buy is in the pasta family.

      • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

        Barb,
        It is so nice that you’ve got this luxury – fresh and home-grown veggies and fruit!

    • when in season we go to all the farmers markets!!! We had a garden at our old house but this new home just to really anywhere for one!! I do miss that!! But we live where there are a lot of farms that have been around for generations!! Best time of the year

      • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

        Wendi,
        I find Farmer’s Market to be very educational to me.
        I see and learn things out there that I’ve never seen before.
        Besides learning, I implement those new things into my life when I find it compatible with my lifestyle.

  16. It’s always good to eat nutritious. But to know it helps our skin from the inside too is even better.

    • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

      I always refer to that saying, “AN APPLE A DAY KEEPS A DOCTOR AWAY.”
      Comes from the wise ones.

  17. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

    amcoffee

    If You Avoid Sun, Check Your Vitamin D Levels!

    “Sunshine serves a critical function in the body that sunscreen appears to inhibit — producing vitamin D. The hormone is enormously important. It strengthens bones and the immune system and reduces the risk of breast, colon, kidney and ovarian cancers, and perhaps other disorders.”

    “About one-fourth of Americans have borderline low levels of vitamin D, and 8 percent have a serious deficiency. Breast-fed infants, people with darker skin and people who have limited sun exposure are at greatest risk. Many people can’t or shouldn’t rely on the sun for vitamin D. Check with your doctor to see if you should get a vitamin D test or take seasonal or year-round supplements (But Natural Sun Exposure Daily, a bit time each time, would be just OK for all needs of Vitamin D)”

    sunscreen facts

  18. I have to take calcium supplements which contain vitamin D. I get it from that. I do also have to avoid the sun, hereditary.

  19. I always have to watch my Vitamin D its always Low and i take vitamins! I sit outside when the sun is shining to get the REAL

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