5 Things to Know Before You Buy Sunscreen This Year

May 30, 2017 3:10 pm  |  Comments: 0  | Views: 28671
    

New Sunscreen Recommendations for 2017: Here's What You Need to Know

A stroll down the sunscreen aisle can be a stressful experience. Water-resistant? Broad spectrum? SPF 100? How do you know what's really the best sunscreen for your skin and overall health?

Indeed, not all sunscreens are created equal: Nearly three-quarters of sunscreens are either ineffective or contain chemicals that could harm your health, according to The Environmental Working Group’s newly released 2017 Sunscreen Guide.

Published just in time for summer, the EWG report reviewed nearly 1,500 products, including sunscreens, moisturizers with SPF and lip balms, and found that just over one-quarter of the 1,500 products met EWG's strict guidelines: about 300 sunscreens, just over 100 moisturizers and nearly 40 lip balms.

Read on for some of the best tips from this year’s guide when it comes to purchasing sunscreens and proper sun protection.

Sources: Live Science

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