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Don't Get Burned by New Sunscreen Warning Labels

<br>Big sunscreen changes are coming...what you need to know to protect your skin!

DON'T GET BURNED BY YOUR BOTTLE!
THE F-D-A HAS CALLED FOR MANDATORY SUNSCREEN CHANGES TO HELP PEOPLE BETTER UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY'RE BUYING.
THE RULES WILL GO INTO EFFECT IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS, BUT SOME COMPANIES HAVE ALREADY MADE THE SWITCH!
TONIGHT'S HELTHCAST TELLS US WHAT YOU SHOULD BE LOOKING FOR RIGHT NOW.
WHETHER YOU WORSHIP IT,PLAY IN IT OR WORK IN IT... YOU SHOULD PROTECT YOUR SKIN FROM IT.
TORI GUERRINI TAKES SUN SAFETY SERIOUSLY.
"I had a grandmother who passed away of malignant melanoma."
BUT, LIKE MOST OTHERS, SHE'S IN THE DARK ABOUT BIG CHANGES COMING TO SUNSCREEN BOTTLES.
"The changes are actually a very important one."
HENRY FORD HOSPITAL DERMATOLOGY CHAIR, DOCTOR HENRY LIM SAYS SUNSCREEN RULES ARE CURRENTLY IN PLACE FOR ULTRAVIOLET-B...WHICH PRIMARILY CAUSES SUNBURN, BUT NOT ULTRAVIOLET-A...WHICH CAN LEAD TO WRINKLES AND SKIN CANCER.THE UPCOMING CHANGES MEAN SUNSCREENS WILL HAVE TO PASS A U-V-A AND AN S-P-F PROTECTION TEST...TO CARRY THIS LABEL.
"Right now, there are products out there on the market that say "broad spectrum sunscreen."
ONLY SUNSCREENS S-P-F 15 OR HIGHER THAT PASS THE TEST CAN CLAIM TO REDUCE THE RISK OF EARLY SKIN AGING AND SKIN CANCER. ANOTHER BIG CHANGE...SUNSCREENS WILL NO LONGER BE ABLE TO CLAIM TO BE WATER OR SWEAT PROOF.
LOOK FOR BRANDS THAT ARE WATER RESISTANT FOR 40 OR 80 MINUTES. AND REMEMBER...KEEP COVERING YOUR SKIN WITH SUNSCREEN THROUGHOUT THE DAY.
"It has to be re-applied every two hours if one participates in outdoor activities."
ALSO MAKE SURE YOU'RE USING ENOUGH.YOU'LL NEED ABOUT AN OUNCE OF LOTION TO COVER YOUR ENTIRE BODY EVERY TWO HOURS.
HELPING YOU STAY SAFE IN THE SUN.
THE NEW RULES WERE SLATED TO GO INTO EFFECT THIS SUMMER, BUT WERE PUSHED BACK TO DECEMBER FOR MOST MANUFACTURERS AFTER THEY CLAIMED THEY WEREN'T GIVEN ENOUGH TIME TO COMPLY.
DOCTOR LIM RECOMMENDS PEOPLE USE SUNSCREENS THAT ARE S-P-F 30 TO S-P-F 50.
HE SAYS BEYOND THAT, THERE IS ONLY A VERY SMALL INCREASE IN U-V PROTECTION.
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