New sunscreen guidelines like coating yourself with cancer
Like to cover yourself in proven disease-causing chemicals? Then you'll just LOVE the latest sunscreen recommendations from the American Academy of Dermatology!
Hormone-disrupting oxybenzone? Check!
Carcinogenic retinyl palmitate? Check!
Poorly studied nanoparticles shown to penetrate the skin? Check!
If you like your risk big and bold, then the new guidelines are for you -- because the AAD has actually recommended ALL THREE for sunscreen.
Makes you wonder what these quacks have been reading at the beach (unless, of course, they're too scared to even go to the beach) -- because it sure as heck isn't the research. Read the studies, and I guarantee you wouldn't let a drop of this stuff touch your skin.
One study conducted by the U.S. National Toxicology Program found that the retinyl palmitate just endorsed by the Academy can SPEED the growth of skin tumors when exposed to sunlight.
You couldn't find a worse ingredient for a sunscreen if you tried.
Another recent study found that the zinc oxide nanoparticles endorsed by the Academy can KILL human gut cells. And let's not forget that oxybenzone -- the standard ingredient in many sunscreens -- has been shown to penetrate the skin and behave like the hormone estrogen once inside your body.
If you look around, you'll find plenty of sunscreens that don't use any of those ingredients. You'll pay a pretty penny for them too.
Don't waste your hard-earned cash.
I get a lot of emails asking me what the safest sunscreen is. Here's my answer: You're already wearing it.
A shirt, pants, and maybe a hat are all you need to "protect" yourself from the sun -- along with the common sense to head inside or seek a little shade before you burn.
But don't head in too quick.
Despite what you've heard, the sun isn't dangerous. Your body needs it to make vitamin D -- and studies have shown that sun actually PREVENTS cancer, including the deadly form of skin cancer.
Summer is just getting under way so go get outside and enjoy yourself.