Janine Buisman Wilcox Naturopathic Doctor
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Sun Safety and Choosing the Best Sunscreen

It's that time of year again... the sun is shining, we’re dreaming of summer vacations, and we're asking the question - what's best sunscreen to use?

The skin is actually the body’s largest organ and while it provides a strong barrier to the external world, it also allows for significant absorption.  There is not a lot of regulation around skincare products, meaning that there are many products on the market containing certain ingredients that have been linked to cancer progression, skin allergies, and hormone disruption.  The words ‘natural’ or ‘organic’ don’t always mean that the product contains the best ingredients, and sunscreens often include penetration enhancers which actually increase their absorption into the body.  So what should I be slathering all over my body and my kids?
 

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