8 New Rules for Sunscreen

By on September 11, 2015

Growing up, Id lie out on my dads back deck and try to get tan (it never worked) or use fake tanner (which made me look orange and glittery). But two years ago, I finally embraced pale skin, and it has been easier and obviously much safer. So, I was glad to read the 8 new rules for sunscreen from the New York Times…

For example, experts recommend staying inside during the hottest hoursbetween 10am and 2pm. That surprised me, since I always thought of good sunscreen as a catch-all. Sunscreen is not a magic bullet, said Dr. Steven Q. Wang, director of dermatologic surgery and dermatology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Another tip was not to use sunscreen sprays because you might inhale it into your lungs.

Two sunscreens we use every day are Honest and Yes to Cucumbers stick (easy to apply on babies faces). I recommend them to everyone! Experts say its best to use physical sunblockswhich have the main ingredients of zinc oxide or titanium dioxideversus sunscreens loaded with potentially harmful chemicals. (The chemical oxybenzone, often found in sunscreens, may actually disrupt hormones! Yikes!)

Will you be staying pale this summer? Do you use self tanner? Any self tanners you like? Im always hunting for a good one…

P.S. Cute sunglasses and summer shoes.

(Photo by Garance Dore)