Is your Sunscreen Preventing or Promoting Skin Cancer?

Ingredients in Sunscreen that Do More Harm than Good

People living in this modern world are often bombarded with information about the harmful effects of the sun. We develop paranoid thoughts on the dangers of sun exposure. What people aren’t aware of is how the sun was used in healing in ancient times.  Ancient yogis and healers in many cultures used the sun’s healing power to treat all sorts of illnesses and to bring out radiant health. The strange thing about modern beliefs are that people blame their skin problems on the sun when they should be blaming their personal care products. Moisturizers, makeup and even sunscreen can contain carcinogenic ingredients that are being used on the skin every day.

Ingredient Concerns
FRAGRANCE Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Endocrine disruption, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
BUTANE Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (BUTADIENE)

These ingredients are just from one sunscreen, one product. How many products do you use on a daily basis?  Research shows that the average female uses up to 12 personal care products each day. If all of your products contain even the smallest amount of these ingredients WOULD YOU BE OK WITH IT?

For safe sunscreen brands and where to purchase them, please click the link below.

About the author 

Ani Papazyan

Ani is a pain relief specialist and an educator. She utilizes advanced pain relief manual therapy techniques, functional nutrition, genetics, and education to help people overcome pain and do what they love.

  • Thanks for sharing this awareness about sunscreen. Everyone has been using sunscreen as part of their daily routine. It’s great to know what are those things that one should avoid. Keep posting stuff like this.

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