Summer is just around the corner, and living in Houston you need the most effective sunscreen possible.
Well, according to TIME magazine,
New research from Consumer Reports shows that not all sunblock is created equal. The group tested 65 sunscreen products with an SPF of at least 30, which is the minimum level recommended by the American Academy of Dermatology. Products were tested by being applied to participants’ backs, and then participants sat in water for the specified water-resistant time and then were exposed to UV light. Sunscreens that performed the worst were ones that contained titanium dioxide and zinc oxide as active ingredients, while top performers contained ingredients like avobenzone. The study also dismissed waterpoof sunscreen as a myth, telling CBS News that “no such product exists.” Banana Boat, CVS, and Shiseido disputed the results, with Shiseido saying there were “significant flaws” in the testing methodology.
Interesting. I use to think that black people didn’t need sunscreen, until I got sun burned being on the beach. We need sunscreen too…lol