We all know the importance of protecting ourselves in the sun. Summer is here and with more time spent outdoors and the UV index at its highest it is extremely important to protect yourself. Proper clothing, sun hats, and shade all help, but many health experts feel the best way to protect ourselves is by regular use of sunscreen. But how do you know which sunscreen is best and which sunscreens can actually do more harm than good? Many of the sunscreens we use contain harmful chemicals and though they protect you from the sun’s harmful rays, may actually be harmful in other ways.
Check out the Environmental Working Group’s “Guide to Sunscreens” which annually rates over 1800 different sunscreens available consumers. Visit the website and see how your favourite brand stacks up.