Summer Tips 2021

Summer Tips and Recommendation  

According to Good Housekeeping Institude and Birnur Aral, Ph.D.,

“Using a sunscreen isn’t the first line of defense against harmful rays. In addition to applying a sunscreen is seeking shade and wearing clothes, hats and sunglasses”

May 2, 2019

“You’ve probably heard the term “zinc oxide” thrown around a lot recently, and it’s for a good reason. Just last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed new sunscreen regulations, which basically say that until further notice, only two sunscreen actives are considered safe and effective: zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.

What’s the difference between zinc oxide and mineral sunscreens?

“ Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are just two specific types of minerals, which are both approved as effective sunscreen actives by the FDA and used all over the world. 

Depending on the formulas and the size of the particles in them, these sunscreens tend to leave a white cast behind on skin.

In fact, experts often recommend zinc oxide as an active ingredient for those with specific health concerns or skin issues. For consumers who are concerned about hormonal disruption, specifically for children, I recommend sunscreens with mineral ingredients such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide,” says Steven Q. Wang, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Just like chemical sunscreens, you should be wearing at least SPF 30 every day and reapplying often (every two hours and especially after swimming and sweating) when using a mineral formula”. 

The experts at the Beauty Lab do not recommend to make a home made sunscreen!

“While you may be into making your own cosmetics at home, don’t try making your own sunscreen. A DIY version likely won’t add up to be the correct SPF, making it ineffective and potentially dangerous in the long run”. 

 “It is recommended wearing SPF 30 every day and reapplying often (every two hours and especially after swimming and sweating) when using a mineral formula. 

Experts  Edvice!

While you may be into making your own cosmetics at home, don’t try making your own sunscreen. A DIY version likely won’t add up to be the correct SPF, making it ineffective and potentially dangerous in the long run.

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