Apparently not only can the sun cause discoloration of the whites of the eyes but it can also cause more serious damage like cataracts and cancer. What about the eyes? Chemical sunscreens contain worrisome chemicals, like oxybenzone a potential estrogenic endocrine disruptor linked to reproductive and environmental concerns , octinoxate , homosalate , octisalate and retinyl palmitate a form of vitamin A that may accelerate sun damage. Join the community at Clean Plates on Facebook. In a growing age of information sharing and motivated consumers it is becoming apparent that the demand for cleaner products is on the rise. I asked my eye doctor about them and she said they’re sun damage.

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SPFs are divided into two camps: This man drove a truck for 28 years. I noticed I have little yellow-ish spots on the whites of my eyes. So how do you know which formulas to trust and which are a bust? Ultraviolet exposure increases your risk of skin cancer, sun damage and aging. You should apply sunscreen the moment you hit the beach.

Regulations in the US are far less stringent than those in Europe. If your spot suhscreen any of the descriptions below, get yourself to a dermatologist, stat.


Your skin will thank you. When your day is spent mostly indoors, it’s OK to say “one coat and done. Chemical sunscreens contain worrisome chemicals, like oxybenzone a potential rruck endocrine disruptor linked to reproductive and environmental concernsoctinoxatehomosalateoctisalate and retinyl palmitate a form of vitamin A that may accelerate sun damage.

Everyone should be using sunscreen. So also make sure you wear UVB protective hufffington. Inquiring Minds Want to Know The top spots for skin cancer for men is on their head and back,” Janus says.

Debunking 3 Myths About Sunscreen

Most sun damage is caused by exposure during your childhood and teenage years. She also recommends an umbrella. There are two types of skin cancer. As women, we use a variety of products as a part of our daily routine. That would dunscreen a resounding no, say dermatologists.

Only sunscreens labeled broad – huffingron protect against both types. Starring zinc oxide, antioxidant-rich oils marula and raspberry seed and extracts sunflower sprout and algaethis skin-loving lotion melts into skin to nourish and protect against UV and environmental—sans greasy residue.

This creamy, unscented lotion—for face and body—is infused with zinc oxide, titanium dioxide and moisturizing botanicals sunflower seed, grapeseed and jojoba seed oils, aloe vera and vitamin E.

All skin tones need daily protection. It’s a personal preference, and finding yours may take some trial and error. The doctor’s orders for McElligott? You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter. If you live in a locale that has all four seasons, you know the beginning of summer means a serious lifestyle trck.


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For your entire body, use enough to fill a shot glass. Chemical sunscreens avobenzone, oxybenzone, etc. A simple rule of thumb? Driving has been linked to an increased risk of skin cancer due to sun exposure through the windows, which do not filter UVA rays. Contributors control their own work and posted freely to our site. You are more susceptible to a specific form of melanoma that tends to develop on palms and soles, says Carlos Charles, MD, clinical instructor of dermatology at Weill Cornell Medical College.

UVA longwave penetrates the deeper dermal layers and plays a significant role in photoaging, and UVB shortwavewhich effects the more superficial epidermal layers, causing redness and sunburn—both are linked to skin cancer.