20 Lies about Sunscreen to Dispel Right Now-SliderPhoto


2. Sunscreen contains carcinogens so I shouldn’t use it.
The EWG is right in suggesting that some sunscreen additives may be harmful and may be potential carcinogens, themselves. But, sunscreens based upon micronized zinc oxide are safe and offer adequate protection against UV radiation.

3. I can’t get sunburned through my clothes.
Well, the fact is, it depends upon the type of clothing you are wearing. Most light clothing actually offers very little UV protection. However, many clothing manufacturers are now labeling the UV protection factors in their clothing. Select clothing with a Skin Protection Factor (SPF) of 30 or higher.