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Summer Is Here…….Remember Your Sunscreen!

What happened to our Southern California sunshine?  I am hoping that at some point, June gloom will end and the sun will show!  Overcast or sunshine, this is a great time to remember the importance of sun protection.

Let me remind you that the best sun protection is still physical barrier–such as lightweight clothing, rash guards, hats and sunglasses.  However, for added sun protection, finding the right sunscreen can be a daunting task.  With recent concerns of chemicals from sunscreen absorbing into our bloodstream and with still unknown health ramifications of these findings, data driven recommendations for sunscreen can be helpful.

As a rule of thumb, mineral-based sunscreen containing zinc oxide or titanium dioxide are generally safe and effective.  However, a website such as is another great resource for you to find an effective and safe (for users and for our environment) sunscreen.  I hope this helps to keep you and your family’s summertime fun sunburn-free!!