As summer rolls around, many of us are planning to travel to a vacation spot on a plane, often to a beach, where we’ll lie out in the sun. But this is not always safe–even if you use SUNSCREEN! What’s going on here?
In AOL News, Andrew Schneider reports that while creams and ointments might prevent sunburn, they don’t keep the sun’s ultraviolet light from destroying your skin cells and causing tumors and lesions. It turns out that almost half of the 500 most popular sunscreen products may actually INCREASE the speed at which cancer cells develop and spread because they contain vitamin A or its derivatives, retinol and retinyl palmitate, which are included in many sunscreens because vitamin A is an anti-oxidant that slows skin aging.