Natural Sunscreen: Stay Sunburn-Free With Safer, Natural Sunscreens

| 4/29/2010 5:04:32 PM

Startling skin cancer stats keep sunscreen in my daily beauty routine. Doctors diagnose more than a million cases of skin cancer in the United States each year, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.

Unfortunately, not all sunscreens are created equal, and some sunscreens contain ingredients that can increase cancer risks! Keep your body healthy and sunburn-free by choosing natural sunscreens that don’t leach toxic chemicals into your body.

close-up on the beach
Protect delicate skin from sunburn and cancer by applying SPF 30 natural sunscreen every day. Photo By Evan Romine/Courtesy Flickr. 

The American Academy of Dermatology recommends SPF 30 or higher sunscreens that protect against UVA and UVB light. It lists the following ingredients as ones to look for on sunscreen labels.

• Avobenzone (2)

• Cinoxate (3)