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It May Smell Nice, But Is Your Sunscreen Actually Protecting You?
The most popular sunscreens may not always be the most effective, a new study finds.
Nearly halfِ of theِ sunscreens thatِ researchers looked atِ in theِ study didn’tِ meet allِ of theِ guidelines recommended byِ the American Academy ofِ Dermatology (AAD).
To betterِ understand theseِ products’ appeal, theِ researchers looked atِ the top fiveِ comments thatِ reviewers hadِ written aboutِ each product, meaning theِ comments thatِ the highest number ofِ Amazon users hadِ rated asِ helpful.
In fact, threeِ outِ ofِ the top fourِ sunscreens wereِ notِ water- orِ sweat-resistant, theِ researchers found.
The researchers hope to use these findings to make better recommendations to patients.
You don’tِ want toِ wear a chalky, greasy, terrible-smelling product, evenِ if yourِ dermatologist recommends it, Xu saidِ inِ a statement.
The findings gave usِ insight intoِ what consumers prefer, soِ they] canِ guide ourِ recommendations andِ be cost-conscious, heِ said.