Can Your Sunscreen Give you Skin Cancer?
Is your sunscreen setting you up for cancer? Quite possibly. For how else can you explain the meteoric rise of skin cancers in countries where sunscreens are heavily propagated, and everyone slathers cupfuls of sunscreens each time they see a ray of sunlight?
A study by the Environmental Working Group found that one in every eight name-brand sunscreens offers virtually zero protection against UVA rays which cause sunburns and ultimately lead to skin cancer. UVA radiation causes premature aging at a somewhat slower rate than the others, but this type of radiation causes melanoma, a very dangerous type of skin cancer. UVA is not blocked by many conventional sunscreens but can be effectively blocked by physical sunscreens and clothing.
They are banned from the Light of Day and not exempt at night: white people. Did you know Ultraviolet light is present at night too? While once upon a time being described racially as white carried no shame, in the face of the skin plagues afflicting Caucasians, they themselves now use the term fairskin in replacement of white in advertisements and dermatological warnings. They need ultraviolet light proof clothes, skin creams, hats & sun shades. Don’t forget the kitchen sink!
THEY NEED SUNLIGHT PROOF CLOTHES
THEY NEED SUNLIGHT PROOF CLOTHES
(FROM: Www.SkinCancer.org) Clothes can protect your skin against the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. But not all clothing is created equal. That white T-shirt you slip on at the beach when you feel your skin burning provides only moderate protection from sunburn, with an average ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) of 7. At the other end of the spectrum, a long-sleeved dark denim shirt offers an estimated UPF of 1,700 – which amounts to a complete sun block.
The color of the fabric also plays a role. Darker-colored fabrics are more effective than lighter at blocking out the sun. For instance, the UPF of a green cotton T-shirt is 10 versus 7 for white cotton, and a thicker fabric such as velvet in black, blue or dark green has an approximate UPF of 50.
When selecting clothes for sun protection, consider fabrics that have been specially treated with chemical UV absorbers, known as colorless dyes. These prevent some peneetration of both UVB and UVA rays.
Conclusions Of 28 white fabrics tested, 19 offered less protection than a sunscreen with SPF 15. Polyester fabrics offered increased protection over cotton. The presence of dyes increased protection considerably. (Blackwell-Synergy Clothing as protection from ultraviolet radiation: which fabric is most effective?
International Journal of Dermatology 36 (5) , 374–379)
ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT & WHITE PEOPLE’S EYES
Ultraviolet (UV) radiation comprises invisible high energy rays from the sun that lie just beyond the blue end of the visible spectrum.
The UV radiation present in sunlight is not useful for (white peoples) vision. There are good scientific reasons to be concerned that UV absorption by the eye may contribute to age-related changes in the eye and a number of serious eye diseases.
ESTIMATE: ALL WHITES TO HAVE SOME FORM OF SKIN PLAGUE BY 2013
“WESTERN SCIENCE REFUSES TO PUBLISH IMPACT OF UV ON MENTAL FACULTY OF FAIRSKINED.”
ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT &THE FACADE OF BEAUTY
Marcia Cross of Desperate Housewives is promoting the joint campaign between the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and beauty brand Olay for a free skin-cancer screening program, while Kristen Bell of the upcoming Forgetting Sarah Marshall has pledged to get her glow from a bottle.
Bell signed on to the Glow in the Dark campaign on the Jergens.com website. For every similar pledge made by the public, Jergens — known for its Natural Glow self-darkening skin products — donates $1 to The Skin Care Foundation.
“It’s an oxymoron to say you’ve got a healthy tan,” says Forgeting Sarah Marshall star Kristen Bell, 27. “You want to glow.”
Even with the looks of a beach-loving starlet, Bell says she has pale Polish skin under her tinted moisturizer.
SEARCHING FOR THAT HEALTHY GLOW? JERGENS ASKS: WHO NEEDS THE SUN? BUT IT STINKS TO BE BLACKS
Jergen’s new Island Glow Self Tanner line provides whites safe way to darken their skin. But, it stinks!
Am sorry I looked so diligently for this product. It has a horrible rotten fruit scent that my husband has commented on everynight I’ve used it, makes my skin orange, and made marks on my bed linens. So why the great marks? What am I doing wrong?
I cannot handle that DHA smell (even a little makes me nauseous). I recently tried the new Jergens lotion they have out (Natural Glow) where you are supposed to tan slowly over a week or so. The odor was so terrible. I so wish there was a way to get a tan without the smell (or being in the sun). Toni
What is DHA?