Summer is right around the corner, and now is a good time to stock-up on the sunscreen before that first burn of the season. When you protect yourself and your family by rubbing sunscreen directly onto your skin and over large portions of your body, it might be a good idea to know just what’s lurking in those name-brands we’ve been absorbing into our bodies for years.
Check out EWG’s Skin Deep 2012 Best Beach & Sport Suncreens list. You might be surprised to find that your brand probably didn’t make the cut. In fact, most sunblock brands contain harmful chemicals that are considered potential hormone disruptors.
The Skin Deep website is a great tool for evaluating the skincare products that you and your family use on a daily basis. Products that range from toothpaste to perfume to shampoo are graded based on ingredients and potential harmful chemicals. Don’t forget to ask Dr. G for more information regarding healthier alternatives at your next chiropractic visit!
Dr. Tracy Goldych, D.C.