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Myths & Facts about Sunscreen Safety

Posted by on May. 29, 2013 at 11:36 AM
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There is so much info out there about sun safety for babies and kids. It can be overwhelming to sift though and know what is fact vs. fiction!

Here are some common baby sun care myths debunked!

MYTH: Babies under six months shouldn't use sunscreen.

FACT: Sunscreen with ingredients like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide like Sunny Sunscreen is perfectly safe for babies under 6 months! Just stay away from chemical sunscreens that are absorbed into the skin.

MYTH: Sprays are better than lotions.

 FACT: Sprays may be convenient, but they are chock-full of chemicals. Stick with a lotion instead. Sunny Sunscreen won't leave a white residue and spreads smoothy and evenly across the skin.

MYTH: The higher the SPF, the better:

FACT: SPF 35 is just right! Higher SPFS is all marketing! Don't buy into it!

Do you know any good myths/facts about sunscreen that you can share?

by on May. 29, 2013 at 11:36 AM
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Numom61507
by Tina on May. 29, 2013 at 2:38 PM
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MYTH: If you use this on your face, it won't clog your pores.

FACT: Yes, it will. Enjoy your breakouts!

loveTHEviking
by on May. 29, 2013 at 4:20 PM

I knew about the SPF thing.. the higher the better..haha.. yeah right. I didn't know any of the other things though. Thanks for sharing!

mamamedic69
by Deanna on May. 29, 2013 at 7:53 PM
Too bad my girl has issues with lotion for sunscreen but I have a spray that she is not allergic to.
collinsmommy0
by on May. 30, 2013 at 11:10 AM
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Myth: sunscreen can be waterproof

Fact: it will wash off & you need to reapply it after about 40 minutes in water
collinsmommy0
by on May. 30, 2013 at 11:11 AM
I heard they were coming out with new labeling for sunscreens - I'm curious to see what info it will have on the label!
EthansMomma2010
by on May. 30, 2013 at 1:41 PM

 Most sunscreens contain chemicals that actually cause cancer. Not prevent it.

Your body needs sun exposure to function properly.

Burning before age 4 significantly ups your risk of skin cancer.

Almost no one knows how to properly use sunscreen. When used improperly, your risk of dangerous sun exposure significantly increases.

collinsmommy0
by on May. 30, 2013 at 2:56 PM
I've heard that most people don't use it properly - I've watched TV shows where they show how much you actually have to apply for it to work right. I try to slather on a ton & then reapply every 60-90 minutes when we are out in the sun.

We play outside every day but don't apply sunscreen every day - we just got in from playing outside for 2 hours but only 20 min was in the sun.


Quoting EthansMomma2010:

 Most sunscreens contain chemicals that actually cause cancer. Not prevent it.


Your body needs sun exposure to function properly.


Burning before age 4 significantly ups your risk of skin cancer.


Almost no one knows how to properly use sunscreen. When used improperly, your risk of dangerous sun exposure significantly increases.

Vertical15
by on May. 30, 2013 at 8:01 PM

 I haven't found a good one for my face yet :(

Quoting Numom61507:

MYTH: If you use this on your face, it won't clog your pores.

FACT: Yes, it will. Enjoy your breakouts!


 

Vertical15
by on May. 30, 2013 at 8:09 PM

 Who knows though theses things could be wrong on a different information site LoL


Quoting loveTHEviking:

I knew about the SPF thing.. the higher the better..haha.. yeah right. I didn't know any of the other things though. Thanks for sharing!


 

Vertical15
by on May. 30, 2013 at 8:11 PM

 I would think something is better then nothing.


Quoting mamamedic69:

Too bad my girl has issues with lotion for sunscreen but I have a spray that she is not allergic to.


 

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