Tag: sunscreens

Nanoparticles: Link to Alzheimer’s Disease

A recent article in The Telegraph, a local British newspaper, discusses the link between sunscreen and Alzheimer’s Disease. Scientists are speculating that nanoparticles, tiny particles found in sunscreens and many skin care products, may be linked to diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. What Are Nanoparticles? According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) website, the… Read more »

Nanoparticles: Link to Alzheimer's Disease

A recent article in The Telegraph, a local British newspaper, discusses the link between sunscreen and Alzheimer’s Disease. Scientists are speculating that nanoparticles, tiny particles found in sunscreens and many skin care products, may be linked to diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. What Are Nanoparticles? According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) website, the… Read more »

Estrogenic Effects of Sunscreens – Should You Be Concerned?

*Keys Solar Rx – Chemical free sunscreen You may not be aware, but many sunscreens formulated with chemical sun filtering agents contain estrogenic effects. And, some sunscreens claiming to be natural also contain chemical sun filters that may also mimic the hormone estrogen. If you’re a regular user of sunscreens, should you be concerned? As… Read more »

Are Sunscreens With Nanoparticles Safe?

With a diameter that measures under 100 nanometers (nm), nanoparticles are manufactured using new technology that involves manipulation of tiny scale atoms and molecules. While invisible to the ey, some individuals are concerned that their tiny size may pose health and environmental risks, wreaking havoc if absorbed through the skin. Once this happens, there is… Read more »

Physical Vs. Chemical Sunscreens

Protecting your skin from the sun’s ultraviolet rays is an essential part of maintaining your skin’s health and youthful appearance. However, there is some confusion about the types of sunscreens that can be used to protect your skin. Sunscreens are available in two types: physical and chemical. Both types are effective and each has its… Read more »

Do Sunscreens Cause Cancer?

Over the past few years, you may have read reports on the internet and from other sources that sunscreen use can increase the risk of skin cancer. There are some ‘conspiracy’ theories as to how this assumption arose, one including a rumor perpetuated by tanning bed manufacturers to assure people that tanning beds are safe…. Read more »