Is YOUR sunscreen in EWG's "Hall of Shame?" June 21 2016

We know sunscreen is a good idea. It is especially important during the summer months when most people are spending lots of time outdoors. 

While most of us probably have the words "sunscreen" linked up pretty tightly with the words "beach", keep in mind that sun protection is a good idea any time you're skin is going to be exposed to the sun's rays for more than a few minutes at a time. 

Many women make adding a base of sunscreen part of their foundational ritual every day to help protect their skin from aging and that's a smart idea. Normally, a sunscreen of from SPF-7 to SPF-15 is fine for every day use. Of course, My Skin's Friend SPF-30 is also used by many customers as their foundational base because more and more people are understanding the importance of using natural, organic sunscreen vs the chemical formulas sold.

The Environmental Working Group’s mission is to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. With breakthrough research and education, they drive consumer choice and civic action.

We salute and commend the EWG for their efforts to help educate the public on which products adhere to their strict standards of skin friendly products by evaluating and verifying their safety.

Since this is the time of year that people are covering large parts of their skin with sunscreens, we wanted to remind you that there are choices when it comes to sun protection and encourage you to use only those sunscreens that are made with natural, organic skin friendly ingredients. 

Sometimes, the products applied to your skin can be even more dangerous than the sun exposure. Before heading to beach or pool, please check EWG's Sunscreen Hall of Shame to find out which ones you and your family should avoid.