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Sunscreen -- avoid sunscreen with retinyl palmitate

Summer has arrived!  Is your sunscreen putting you at an increase risk of developing skin cancer?  

New research has shown that sunscreen with retinyl palmitate, a vitamin A compound similar to retin-A which is known for it�s anti-aging applications, increases risk of developing skin cancer 11-21% faster than sunscreen without retinyl palmitate!

Dermatologists recommend using a sunscreen without retinyl palmitate that is a water-resistant, broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 in conjunction with wearing protective clothing and seeking shade.

More than 1 million new cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed in the US this year.

Which reminds me to tell you to get a little sun without sunscreen (15 minutes) to get your vitamin D, which has anti-cancer qualities, and then apply some good quality sunscreen without retinyl palmitate.

Enjoy your summer!!


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