First, they call you a kook.
Next, they call you dangerous.
And finally… years later… they admit you were right all along!
You’ve read the warnings about sunscreen right here in Healthier Talk over the years. And if you’ve asked your doctor, odds are he’s dismissed them outright.
Nearly everyone in the mainstream has dismissed those warnings as well. Instead, they urge Americans to practically baste in this stuff all summer long any time they head outside.
Put a layer of chemicals all over your largest and most sensitive organ, your skin? Don’t worry about it, they say. Slather the sunscreen on and enjoy the sun!
Well, new research just out shows you’ve got plenty to worry about.
If you’ve followed their advice and covered up in these sunscreen chemicals, you’ve just been burned in the WORST way.
As it turns out, this stuff IS dangerous… and now, they’ve finally been FORCED to admit it.
What REALLY happens when you apply sunscreen
Slather, lather, and repeat. They insist if you just keep pouring that stuff all over your skin, you’ll get protection from the sun.
And sure, you might not burn on the outside when wearing sunscreen.
But what happens on the inside is another story altogether.
Researchers had human volunteers put on common types of sunscreen following normal directions for just four days.
In that time, levels of four potentially dangerous chemicals – including the oxybenzone linked to hormone disruption – skyrocketed.
They reached levels in the body far higher than ANYONE expected (except me, of course).
In fact, the levels were SO high that an FDA-mandated safety test should be required before the sunscreen products get used any more
Hello, FDA?!?!? ANYONE HOME?
So far, there’s just silence from the FDA. And you can bet those safety tests won’t be coming anytime soon.
And this is just the LATEST example of how wrong they’ve been on sunscreen safety.
A few years back, they began dumping a form of vitamin A called retinyl palmitate into the creams, claiming it made the protection even stronger.
As evidence emerged that it was dangerous, they ignored it and denied it.
That is UNTIL it was revealed the stuff not only DIDN’T make sunscreen safer it can make them downright dangerous.
Animal tests showed retinyl palmitate could encourage skin cancers to grow FASTER, especially when exposed to – drumroll please – sunlight!
Then, they couldn’t get rid of it fast enough!
So here’s the deal with sun “safety.”
The SAFEST protection from the sun is shade.
The SECOND safest protection from the sun is pants, hat, and a shirt.
But if you have to be out and exposed for an extended period… if you’re going to be in sunlight long enough to potentially get burned… go with option number three: a mineral sunscreen with zinc or titanium dioxide.
They don’t rub in as smoothly and need to be reapplied more frequently, but they’re far safer on your skin and don’t bust into your body and disrupt your hormones like conventional sunscreen.