Friday, May 28, 2010

EWG Releases 2010 Sunscreen Guide

This time of year as we begin to gear up for fun in the sun, the question “which sunscreen is safest for my children” is always weighing on my mind. Although, the best sunscreen is a hat and shirt, I like to have a cream on hand for those long days at the lake or pool.

It can be quite confusing with so many choices on the market. That’s when I turn the Environmental Working Group's Sunscreen Guide. It’s chalked full of surprising truths and facts. They even have an extensive list of safe sunscreens.

Here are the basics principles of finding a safer sunscreen:

  1. Make sure the active ingredient is zinc or titanium
  2. Avoid sprays, powders and products with bug repellent
  3. Apply 30 minutes before going outside and at least every 2 hours
  4. Look for 0-2 hazardous rating
  5. Limit sun exposure
If you follow these 5 simple steps, you too can have a safe summer under the sun.

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