Six Ways to Boost Your Health this Spring

The start of spring means longer days, stronger UV rays, open windows and spring cleaning. Here are a few tips EWG suggests for safely enjoying the season. 

Use safe and effective sun protection

The sun’s rays are linked to skin damage and cancer. To protect yourself, it’s important to adopt good sun safety practices: Cover up, seek out shade, plan around the hottest times of the day and regularly use a safe and effective sunscreen.

Many sunscreens manufactured in the U.S. contain ingredients linked to health harms, like oxybenzone, a hormone-disrupting chemical, and do not adequately protect from both ultraviolet A and B rays. To find the best sunscreens, consult EWG’s Guide to Sunscreens, including our tips for reducing sunburn risk. And remember that SPF products break down and become less effective over time, so it’s important to reapply them every few hours.

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