After a winter that would not end, the first big beach and pool weekend of the year is finally here. And that means it\’s time to slather on the sunscreen.
Consumer Reports tested 20 sunscreens and found just two products — BullFrog
WaterAmor Sport InstaCool SPF 50+ and Coppertone Sensitive Skin SPF 50 — that
provided the SPF, or sun protection factor, promised on the label.
Forget soaking up the sun\’s rays. If you want to make your skin glow, just open the fridge.
With the sun beating down in this extreme heat, it\’s important for you — and your kids — to wear sunscreen. But what sunscreen is effective and safe for both you and the environment?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning that you could catch fire by wearing certain sunscreens and standing too close to flames.
Under new FDA guidelines, consumers will know from the sunscreen label whether the product is broad spectrum and protects against skin cancer or whether it will just help prevent a sunburn.
Despite all the warnings to use sunscreen, burns
still happen. The key to healing is to keep
damaged skin cool and moist.
Some doctors say that type of clothing can certainly add an additional layer of protection in the sun, especially for children who don\’t like sunscreen, but others are less enthusiastic.
The Memorial Day weekend is supposed to be sunny
and warm, which will have many digging out their
sunscreen from last year. Knowing how to use it
correctly is important to avoid a nasty burn.
Whether you are going for a jog, walk or you\’re a marathoner, you can\’t run away from the dangers of the sun.