Recently, in the media, there have been comments alleging a relationship between vitamin A in sunscreen and increased risk of melanoma. The good news is that this connection is not supported by published scientific evidence.
Skin Protection From the Sun Not a Priority for Many
By RADHA CHITALE, ABC News Medical Unit
Think you have sun smarts? Maybe, but it doesn’t help if you don’t use them. Americans may be too complacent about using sunscreen — properly or at all — according to a survey of 1,000 adults by the Consumer Reports National Research Center. In the survey, 31 percent of Americans reported not using sunscreen while 69 percent were occasional users.
Skin experts find that the results match patient attitudes toward sun protection that they see in practice.