Dr weller’s sunwell sunscreen
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bbc WORlD service：Sunscreen under the microscope
Sunscreen is a multi-billion dollar industry. We’ve long been encouraged to apply it daily, to block out the sun’s rays. But one dermatologist argues some sunlight is necessary and sunscreen could be preventing our skin from carrying out a vital function. Dr Richard Weller explains what happened when he took his findings to sunscreen manufacturers. Also in the programme, Holly Thaggard, founder and chief executive of Supergoop, tells us why US regulators are taking a closer look at common sunscreen ingredients. BBC World Service 5th Aug 2019.
WHAT OTHER EXPERTS ARE NOW SAYING…What if avoiding the sun is bad for your health?
It was around 15 years ago that Dr. Matt Zirwas, an Ohio-based dermatologist, first noticed something curious about the people he was treating at his clinic.
“The older patients I was seeing [who had] lots of sun damage and lots of skin cancer would be very robust, very energetic people,” he says. These were people who, apart from their skin cancers, tended to be in excellent health and taking very few prescription drugs.”
“But then I’d see these people who had beautiful skin and no cancers, and they were very low-energy and taking medications for all these different health problems,” he recalls. He began to wonder whether exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light, mostly from the sun, had more health benefits than he and other experts realized.
When most people consider UV light and its effects, skin cancer and premature aging come to mind. And there’s no question that exposure to the sun, tanning beds, and other sources of UV light damages the skin in ways that promote aging and cancer. That’s why most dermatologists and public health officials recommend that Americans slather sunscreen on exposed skin whenever they leave the house — even in the wintertime — or take other steps to avoid sun exposure.
ABOUT DR WELLER’S SUNWELL SUNSCREEN
Safely enjoy the full benefits of the sun... Solar UV-radiation is the most important environmental risk factor for the development of skin cancers. Protection from the harmful effects of solar UV radiation with sunscreens is essential.
However, sunlight also has many health benefits and numerous studies have shown that increased exposure to sunlight has far reaching health benefits including a healthier happier life and longer life expectancy.
Use of sunscreens protect from the harmful effects of UV exposure but also prevent the significant health benefits that arise from sun exposure.
Dr Weller’s Sunwell Sunscreen is an innovative approach to sunscreen formulation. This allows for full sun protection together with preserved and enhanced delivery of the naturally occurring health benefits of sunlight.
Dr Weller’s Sunwell Sunscreen can provide you with the optimal sun block solution providing sunscreen protection for your skin while maximising the naturally occurring health benefits from sunshine.
“I took this idea to three leading sunscreen companies several years ago, along with my peer-reviewed research, and hoped, naively perhaps, that the scientific process would help to move the beauty industry forward,”
“They all told me that their market was established, their ingredients EU-approved, and that adding a message that sunlight might be good for us would just devalue their original message, that the sun is bad for us.” Shocking perhaps — until you consider the sunscreen industry in the US was valued at $1.95bn in 2016, while globally it’s predicted to hit $24.9bn by 2024