Sunscreen – SPF, UVA and Natural Alternatives

Several things have happened lately which have sparked my interest in sunscreen. Firstly, and most importantly, is the fact that my husband is now more sun sensitive following treatment for leukaemia. He has gone from never getting sunburnt to having to wear SPF 50 and still only being able to stay out in the sun for a couple of hours. Add to this some recent posts on Facebook on what the labels on sunscreen actually mean and the use of natural oils as an effective alternative to conventional sunscreen. This was enough for me; I needed to learn more about what we are putting on our bodies and whether it is actually protecting us from skin cancer.

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