Is sunscreen safe ?

A study published in JAMA showed that 4 chemicals in sunscreens were found in the blood after a single use. These were avobenzone, oxybenzone, octocrylene and ecamsule. What does that mean for you? Should you stop using sunscreen altogether? Absolutely not! Skin cancer is on the rise and it’s very important to protect your skin from ultraviolet light. If you are worried just choose a physical sunscreen with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. These are totally safe and do not get absorbed into the bloodstream.

Author: drjaliman

Debra Jaliman, MD, is a board certified dermatologist with a private practice in New York City. Internationally recognized for her research and work in clinical and cosmetic dermatology, Dr. Jaliman has a reputation for using cutting-edge technology and the latest in skin care, as well as for being the “last stop” doctor, the one who fixes what others can’t. She is an assistant professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a member of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. She is a spokesperson for the American Academy of Dermatology and is regarded as an authority in her field by journalists and cosmetics industry, appearing frequently on television and in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Allure, Glamour, Self, and InStyle. Dr. Jaliman’s book “Skin Rules: Trade Secrets from a Top New York Dermatologist” was released on March 13, 2012 by St. Martin’s Press.

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