From Dr. David Eifrig, MD, MBA in Retirement Millionaire Daily:
Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer, with 5 million new cases each year.
The most common cause of skin cancer is the sun. So most people think they’re helping when they slather on sunscreen. And people think that when it comes to the sun protection factor (“SPF”) of sunscreens, 100 is better than 30… and way better than 8.
But the opposite is true. The higher the number, the more risk you’re taking with toxic chemicals.
Sunscreen is full of chemicals like nanoparticles, which several lab studies have shown to cause hemorrhaging and birth defects in fish and mice. And many sunscreens also contain oxybenzone, which causes cancer with light exposure (in other words, exactly when folks use sunscreens).
Too much sun exposure does increase the likelihood of getting certain skin cancers. It also wrinkles and discolors the…