In an effort to avoid chemicals, many people are starting to make their own sunscreen. However, Dr. Nazanin Saedi, director of the Jefferson Laser Surgery & Cosmetics Center explains the potential dangers associated with this in a recent interview on FOX Good Day.
Dr. Saedi warns that it is difficult to create a homemade sunscreen that measures up to the FDA approved sunscreens on the market. She explains, “While chemicals are a fair concern, the benefits of having sunscreen and having protection that is good for avoiding sun damage, sunburns and skin cancer outweighs that.”
In addition, consumers should be mindful of the new regulations that have just come out. These regulations require sunscreens to say whether or not they are water-resistant and if they are effective for 40 or 80 minutes. In addition, they have to note whether they are broad spectrum which means that they protect against both UVA and UVB rays.