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Sun Safe Kids

TYPES OF SUNSCREEN 

Sunscreens are used primarily to prevent sunburn, but they also play an important role against skin cancer. 


            2 types of sunscreen available

 

      Physical Blockers-   Sunscreens that are physical blockers( titanium dioxide and zinc oxide) work by reflecting UV radiation.  Physical blockers are effective against both UVA and UVB radiation.  They are made of internal metals that sit on the skin and are not absorbed.  Physical blockers do not wear off as quickly as chemical blockers, but they are more susceptible to washing off the skin from water or sweating.

      Chemical Blockers-   Sunscreens that are chemical blockers absorb UV radiation within a specific wavelength. The benzophenones (oxybenzone, sulisobenzone, dioxybenzone), menthyl anthranilate, and avobenzone are chemical blockers that protect against both UVA and UVB radiation.  

IMPORTANT**RECENT RESEARCH HAS SUGGESTED THAT SOME CHEMICALS INCLUDING RETINOL AND BENZOPHENONES IN CHEMICAL BLOCKERS MAY BE ABSORBED THROUGH THE SKIN AND EFFECT THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM AND HORMONAL BALANCE.                                              

NOTE: PHYSICAL BLOCKERS CONTAINING ZINC AND TITANIUM DIOXIDE ARE NOT ABSORBED INTO THE BLOODSTREAM. SOME RESEARCH SUGGESTS THAT PHYSICAL BLOCKERS ARE A BETTER CHOICE WHEN LOOKING FOR A BROAD SPECTRUM SUNSCREEN. LOOK FOR ZINC OXIDE OR TITANIUM DIOXIDE ON THE SUNSCREEN LABELS.                                                                  

AVOID: SPRAYS DUE TO INHALATION. IT IS BETTER TO RUB THE SUNSCREEN ON YOUR BODY AND NOT SPRAY THE CHEMICALS INTO THE AIR.  

                                                 ADMINISTRATION GUIDELINES

 

1.   Sunscreens should be applied evenly and liberally to all exposed areas of the skin.  Apply 30 minutes prior to exposure to the sun.

2. One ounce of sunscreen is considered to be adequate to cover all exposed areas

3.      Reapply every 2 hours and after swimming, excessive sweating or towel drying.                                                                          

**IMPORTANT: BY BEING IN THE SUN DAILY FOR ONLY 10 MINUTES WITHOUT SUNSCREEN GIVES YOU THE DAILY ALLOWANCE OF VITAMIN D NEEDED FOR HEALTH BENEFITS.  

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SOURCE: riteaide.com


THANK YOU MR. MATRULLO ( VICTORIA'S DAD, AND PHARMACIST) FOR ALL YOUR SUNSCREEN INFORMATION!!!!

Click here to find out other sources of vitamin D

ALWAYS USE SUNSCREEN LIBERALLY!

''Making a positive out of a negative by teaching others."                         Source: Rachel A. D'Ambrosio