- A Brisbane mom and her dermatologist say we’re looking at all the wrong things when looking for sunscreen
- Connie-Lee Swadling shared some information she was given during a recent visit to her dermatologist
- The doctor told her that the ingredients part is where you can find the information about just how affective you cream will be.
In a recent Facebook post, Connie-Lee Swadlin, a stay-at-home-mom, shared some information she was given during a recent visit to her dermatologist.
Connie-Lee explained that she had recently had a mole checked, everything was fine but the doctor asked what sunscreen she used. She then replied that she the Banana Boat SPF 50+ spray on for her and Banana Boat Sensitive SPF 50+ roll on for her kids.
What happened next was so surprising that she felt the need to share.
“He replied with shaking his head! He then proceeded to tell me to ignore the ‘30, 40, 50 +’ on the front cos it’s irrelevant. My mouth dropped as this is what we are all taught to look for!” she said.
Connie-Lee’s dermatologist, Dr. C T Lee in Brisbane, urged her to take a closer look at the back of her sunscreen bottle, taking particular note of the ingredients.
She was told to look out for two particular ingredients – titanium and zinc – as they are the “secret weapons” needed to protect skin from sunburn.
The 30-year-old mother’s helpful post has received close to 4,000 shares and almost 2,000 comments overnight, mostly from other parents thanking her for sharing.