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Sunscreen New Reports: Released Info Helps Protect Your Skin From The Summer Heat

Travelers Today       By    Althea Serad

Updated: May 22, 2014 02:20 PM EDT

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Sunscreen new reports are important to learn now more than ever. It isn't just because summer is fast approaching; climate change can affect how the sun treats your skin. Knowing important sunscreen new reports will be beneficial for everyone, most especially for those who love to travel.

Summer is the perfect time to lounge around the beach and go to different places best admired when the sun is out. However, as is known by almost everyone, spending too much time under the sun can do serious damage to the skin.

The sunscreen new reports will certainly come in handy when consumers become confused and overwhelmed with all the options at the local drug store.

According to CBS News, the two sunscreen new reports have highlighted some of the best options, corrected some common misconceptions and took a look at the reason behind why promising new sunscreen products have never made it to the U.S. market.

Sunscreen new reports include a survey by Consumer Reports which put 20 popular sunscreens to the test. The sunscreen new reports have also involved conducting a survey of 1,000 adults in the U.S. in order to see if they know the ABCs of SPF. SPF reportedly stands for Sunburn Protection Factor, the level of protection offered against UVB rays. UVB radiation causes sunburn, whilst UVA rays reportedly break in deeper into the skin and have been known to contribute to skin aging and wrinkling. Both UVA and UVB rays have been known to be tied to the risk of skin cancer.

The survey which is part of the sunscreen new reports has reportedly uncovered a number of common myths and misunderstandings about sunscreen.

According to the survey, around half of sunscreen consumers who bought for kids said they thought that the sunscreen for kids was "safer" and "gentler" than other formulas. However, Consumer Reports say that the FDA does not make distinctions between kids' and adults' sunscreens. As such, both types of sunscreens reportedly generally contain the same active ingredients.

The survey which contributed to the sunscreen new reports also found that 29 percent of people using sunscreen waited until they were in the sun to use it. However, research says that in order to get full protection with a sunscreen, a sun-lover needs to apply it 15 to 30 minutes before sun exposure. After that, the sunscreen should be reapplied every two hours. According to experts, it takes about one ounce of sunscreen, or about two tablespoonfuls, to cover one's face and body. Most people reportedly only use half that much, which is why they don't get full protection.

According to CBS News, part of the sunscreen new reports has tested 20 widely available sunscreens currently on the market. Consumer Reports said it would only recommend seven of the products which actually worked. In fact, the report found only two effective sunscreens. These include BullFrog WaterArmor Sport InstaCool SPF 50+ and Coppertone Sensitive Skin SPF 50. These sunscreens actually provided the level of SPF protection promised on their labels after being immersed in water.

However, this bit of the sunscreen new reports pointed out that this test doesn't necessarily mean other sunscreens won't do the job. The report explains, "Even an SPF 30 sunscreen that comes in, say, 40 percent below its claim gives you an SPF of 18." The report also noted that twice the SPF does not mean twice the protection from the sunscreen. It said that even a relatively low SPF 15 is sufficient to shield the skin from 93 percent of UVB rays, whilst SPF 30 guards against 97 percent.

Another part of the sunscreen new reports from the Environmental Working Group has highlighted the fact that many sunscreen products in Europe offer more sun protection those sold in the U.S. CBS reports that the EWG blamed delays from the Food and Drug Administration. These have reportedly taken years to consider requests for approval of new sunscreens despite a rule in 2002 allowing it to "fast track" the safety evaluations within 180 days.

After examining formulas of 462 sunscreens sold in the U.S., the organization which contributed to the sunscreen new reports found half of the sunscreens too weak to be considered offering broad spectrum protection.

There are reportedly only 17 sun protection ingredients approved in the U.S. in current times. Three of these ingredients block out UVA rays. Meanwhile, 27 chemicals approved in Europe include seven which work against UVA rays.

According to the Environmental Working Group, there is not enough information known about the safety of several of the chemicals in sunscreens, but the organization does not recommend that all must be admitted to the U.S. market.

Sunscreen new reports have has provided new insight on the real nature of sunscreens and SPFs they offer. Now it's time to search the sunscreen that you need for your next summer vacation.

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