After the reports surfaced this summer that most sunscreens contain vitamin A and oxybenzone and that BOTH actually attract skin cancer loving cells, I have been obsessively checking labels at grocery stores as well as the labels of the brands my friends love. Now that I officially started a 4 alarm fire (kidding… kind of…) for my best sun loving buds, Breezy Mama’s favorite Go-To dermatologist Dr. Vi set me straight. Read on to find out why the headline grabbing claims of summer 2010 were over exaggerated, how to check your own sunscreen and necessary ingredients to look for just in time to keep your skin protected this fall as well as heading into ski season.
Dr. Vi – the claims that oxybenzone and vitamin A were going to cause skin cancer set me into a tail spin. Were these claims correct?
No. And yes. There have been some [Read more…] about The Truth About the Recent Sunscreen Scare