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Fashion sunglasses for UVA & UVB protection

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Most of us tend to select sunglasses based on design but it is actually more  important to wear shades that provide proper UV protection.  It should also be noted that the degree of darkness has no effect on UV rays and in fact, dark lens can cause our pupil to dilate and without that UV protection behind it, we’re just allowing more UV light to come into our eyes.  Such unprotected exposure to the sun can potentially damage the retina and affect our vision in the long term.

Anti-aging: chemical or physical sunscreens?

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Effective chemical sunscreen
My husband had  La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL 50+ Lait Veloute Face & Body Lotion  to thank for saving his skin from sunburnt last week.  I applied it liberally on him twice over the four hours we were at the pool under scorching heat from about 10am to 1pm and his skin didn’t look any different afterwards.  In fact, it wasn’t even red.

Is Zinc Oxide the best sunscreen ingredient?

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The answer appears to be yes, going by this table compiled by the Environmental Protection Agency featuring chemical and physical sunscreen ingredients as well as the type and amount of ray protection that they provide and their class.

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Physical sunscreens: Burt’s Bees vs Badger

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Burt’s Bees is a brand of affordable natural personal care products that I loved until last year when the local distributor shared with me some bits of information about the line.  The information, along with news that the company was acquired by the bleach producing company Clorox,  created some unease for me and sort of killed my interest in their products.  I still use some of their lip balms and body lotion but I stopped buying anything new from them.