June 20, 2007

While sunscreen is essential in the summer, a study by the Environmental Working Group found that when it comes to being safe and effective, not all products are created equal.

Click here to see how your sunscreen ranks.

Check recommended products from the Skin Cancer Foundation: Click here

To get the most protection from your sunscreen The American Academy of Dermatology suggests using a sunscreen with a high SPF rating, the higher the better. Apply sunscreen every two hours even on a cloudy day. Also reapply after taking a swim, and use extra caution at the beach or near a pool as water and sand reflect the damaging rays of the sun.