Umbra’s second helpings: Staying green with sunscreen
With great weather comes great responsibility. Before you slap on that SPF, make sure you aren’t frying your health and the planet to keep your skin from burning. Watch Umbra share her wisdom on eco-friendly sunscreen. She promises not to rub it in:
Wow, 4,000 to 6,000 tons of sunscreen make it into the ocean every year? Oh wait, that fact was pre-Jersey Shore (Umbra made this video in June of 2009). Get the most up-to-date information in the Environmental Working Group’s 2012 guide to sunscreens. And check out our sizzling test of seven eco-sunscreens while you’re at it.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of our Ask Umbra advice column, and to celebrate, we’re pulling a favorite gem of eco-advice out of the archives each week.