Your Sunscreen Is Not Going to Kill You


Worried about where your sunscreen falls on the Environmental Working Group’s new sunscreen ratings? Don’t be. The list isn’t backed by rigorous science, and any small risks that might exist are still far outweighed by the benefits of applying sunscreen.

Source: Your Sunscreen Is Not Going to Kill You

EWG is full of sensational faux outrage. It’s safe to ignore anything they say. File their advice wherever you put Dr. Oz, The Food Babe, and other quacks.  The EWG sounds scientific, and their stuff always gets a lot of press. I just wish they would use their platform for something good instead of dumb.

How to Prevent Sunburn When You’re Cycling

The signature ‘cyclist’s tan’ may help you recognise fellow roadies, but long days cycling in the sun can have a more serious impact. Studies from Cancer Research UK found the amount of men and women dying from skin cancer has increased in the last three decades, suggesting that we fail to treat our skin with the respect it deserves when it comes to sun damage.

Source: How to prevent sunburn when you’re cycling

The article fails to mention that there are sweat-proof sunscreen lotions available.  The jury is still out on whether sunscreen even helps with respect to skin cancer, as roughly a third of reported cases occur in non-exposed portions of skin (potential indication of genetic predisposition).

Coconut oil: 10 Options You Didn’t Know About

Here’s a direct link to the infographic:

  • Sunscreen
  • Bug repellant
  • Deodorant
  • Shave cream/after shave
  • Eye makeup remover
  • Chapstick
  • Moisturizer

Just in time for me – my next culinary challenge is Marbled Chocolate Espresso Cinnamon Vanilla Creme Banana bread.  I’m sure my co-workers would appreciate me testing out a new deodorant 😀