For sunscreens will make new demands
 However, this is only an initiative of the US government, the department, which deals with the control of food and medicines - Food and Drug Administration (FDA). There is hope that these requirements are spread to those sunscreens that we buy you, still the lion's share of cosmetic brands in the United States works. So, now you should pay attention to the consumer, according to the new requirements?

- Assumed a more accurate labeling. If you have previously only indicates the level of the filter SPF, which essentially protects only against UVB-rays, and does not protect against UVA-radiation. That new sunscreens should contain a wide spectrum of protection against both types of radiation. In the case when this tool does not provide, then it should be a warning on the package that does not provide adequate means of protection against skin cancer and premature aging.

- Such labeling as "sun protection", "waterproof" or "sweat resistant» (sunblock, waterproof, sweatproof) should disappear. The reason - they give the consumer a false sense of protection. All funds, which maintain the water will have to be labeled "waterproof» (water resistant) and specify how long the effect lasts protection from the sun while swimming or sweating.

- Department of FDA concluded that sunscreens are safe. They were carried out its own investigation on the content of nanoparticles of zinc oxide and titanium oxide, contained in creams. Tests on animals showed that the nanoparticles do not penetrate into the human body.

- The lowest threshold level SPF can shortly be described as figure 50. At the same time, the SPF index 100 may be referred to as the highest. Since there is no evidence that a number greater than 100, provides greater protection. Moreover, experts say that higher SPF record gives consumers a false sense of protection.

Regulations will come into force soon, but the tools created by the new requirements, will be available no earlier than the summer of next year. Recall, we are about US trade regulations and in the United States. Although, again, this is directly related to us as the market sunscreens we mainly European and American.

Department of FDA also again reminded the simplest means of sun protection and skin cancer prevention (according to statistics from FDA, every hour one American dies of melanoma). Here are the rules, they are particularly useful for holiday-makers:

- Generously apply sunscreen, reapply after swimming. Recommended means with SPF 30 or higher should be applied every 2 hours.

- Spend more time in the shade and limit your exposure to sunlight, especially in the afternoon.

- Despite the heat, wear loose clothes as much as possible with long sleeves, pants and sunglasses.

Author: Julia Gnedina