As a South Floridian, there’s a very good chance that you keep one or two bottles of sunscreen lying around for those moments when you get the urge to visit the beach or simply wish to protect your screen whenever the need to step outside arises. However, if you’re not familiar with the science behind sunscreen or have been concerned with the relatively lax attitude about sun protection, some new rules might give you a bit of satisfaction.
The FDA set new regulations on Tuesday regarding sunscreen. Once only required to protect against ultraviolet B rays that cause sunscreen, manufacturers must now also make sure their products protect against ultraviolet A rays. Any Miami dermatologist can tell you these A rays are even more harmful since they can cause skin cancer.
If you have concerns about purchasing effective sunscreen , consider talking to a Miami Beach dermatologist or any dermatology professional. Alternatively, you can look at the labels and make sure that product you’re considering contains an important ingredient called Mexoyri. To be on the safe side, always apply enough sunscreen to fill a shot glass and repeat the process if you decide to get in the water for longer than an hour.