Study finds dangerous chemicals in sunscreens, including oxybenzone, which can harm the body and environment. Zinc oxide is the safest alternative.

  Condensed from an article by Sandee LaMotte for CNN A recent study by the US Food and Drug Administration reported that there are dangerous chemicals in many sunscreens that we can absorb into our bodies after just one day of use, and they can also cause serious harm the environment. The worst offender according […]

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Image of a passenger on an airplane with sunscreen applied on their face. Protecting your skin from UVA rays is crucial during flights as they can cause skin aging and cancer. Apply broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30, 30 minutes before the flight and reapply every two hours.

  Condensed from an article by By Claudia Fisher/Travel+Leisure Despite being inside, sitting on an airplane leaves you more exposed to the sun’s harmful rays than you may realize. “Although plane windows can block UVB rays, UVA rays can still pass through and given the elevated level, the UV rays don’t have to travel as far […]

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Study finds 20% of young white women who tan become addicted, raising risk of skin cancer and premature aging. Depressive symptoms and early age of tanning are risk factors.

  Condensed from an article by Steven Reinberg, HealthDay Reporter More than 20 percent of young white women who’ve been to a tanning salon become addicted to tanning — even though doing so raises their risk of deadly skin cancer and premature skin aging, a new study reports. Women who were dependent were more likely to […]

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Cloudy skies can deceive, but harmful sun rays penetrate through. Protect your skin year-round with sunscreen for ultimate safety.

You may not see the sun’s rays on a grey, cloudy day. The clouds do look like they won’t let the harmful rays get through, but they do get through whether it’s summer, spring, winter of fall. Always wear sunscreen to keep you skin and yourself safe.

Image of clothing and hat for UV protection. Long-sleeved shirts and pants made from tightly woven fabric offer the best protection. A hat with a brim all around shades face, ears, and neck. Darker colors may offer more protection.

  Condensed from CDC.gov Clothing When possible, long-sleeved shirts and long pants and skirts can provide protection from UV rays. Clothes made from tightly woven fabric offer the best protection. A wet T-shirt offers much less UV protection than a dry one, and darker colors may offer more protection than lighter colors. Some clothing certified under […]

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Graphic representation highlighting the correlation between driving and skin cancer, with the upper left side of arms being more susceptible to sun damage.

  Condensed from an article by Meredith Melnick in Time magazine In America, more skin cancers show up on the upper left side of people’s arms than the right side. And It doesn’t matter what color you are. Why? Our left arms are more exposed to sunlight when we are driving. In countries where people drive […]

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