Aug 16, 2019
Dr. Pastore and Lexie discuss sunscreen, focusing on how the chemicals in the product designed to protect your skin against the sun’s harmful affects can be absorbed and negatively affect the inside of your body, and what you can do about it now.
Dr. Pastore covers what SPF is and what the SPF number on your sunscreen bottle means; melanin, sunburns & tans; UVA & UVB rays; how sunscreen affects your body’s natural vitamin D production and what the FDA has to say about the current active chemical ingredients in sunscreen.
“Active” chemical ingredients to look out for on your sunscreen bottle: avobenzone, oxybenzone (BP-3), octocrylene, & benzylidene camphor derivatives
Check your sunscreen at: https://www.ewg.org/sunscreen/
The safe mineral-based sunscreen: Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide