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The Ineffectiveness of Homemade Sunscreen and the Sunscreens People Should Use to Protect their Skin: An Interview with Dr. Julie Merten

September 15, 2019 Dr. Eeks/ Dr. Julie Merten Episode 14
The Ineffectiveness of Homemade Sunscreen and the Sunscreens People Should Use to Protect their Skin: An Interview with Dr. Julie Merten
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The Ineffectiveness of Homemade Sunscreen and the Sunscreens People Should Use to Protect their Skin: An Interview with Dr. Julie Merten
Sep 15, 2019 Episode 14
Dr. Eeks/ Dr. Julie Merten

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In the world of wellness, skepticism around commercial sunscreen is at an all-time high. Wellness bloggers, moms, influencers and others have taken to creating their own sunscreen with various SPF claims. But are these "natural", homemade sunscreens effective at all? What's in them? How is their SPF value being determined?
In this podcast, Dr. Eeks has a conversation with Dr. Julie Merten about her recently published research, "Pinterest Homemade Sunscreens: A Recipe for a Sunburn." Dr. Merten answers the above questions and in general, discusses the widespread dissemination of wellness advice from "wellness advocates" on social media and what that means for consumers. Dr. Eeks asks Dr. Merten about concerns over some of the chemicals in certain sunscreens, and Dr. Merten offers her advice on how to avoid them and still protect your skin from sun damage and skin cancer.
Dr. Merten is an associate professor of public health at the University of North Florida. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Florida Public Health Review and Chair of the Skin Cancer Prevention Task Force for the Northeast Florida Cancer Control Collaborative. Her research involves behavioral skin cancer prevention. Take a listen!

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In the world of wellness, skepticism around commercial sunscreen is at an all-time high. Wellness bloggers, moms, influencers and others have taken to creating their own sunscreen with various SPF claims. But are these "natural", homemade sunscreens effective at all? What's in them? How is their SPF value being determined?
In this podcast, Dr. Eeks has a conversation with Dr. Julie Merten about her recently published research, "Pinterest Homemade Sunscreens: A Recipe for a Sunburn." Dr. Merten answers the above questions and in general, discusses the widespread dissemination of wellness advice from "wellness advocates" on social media and what that means for consumers. Dr. Eeks asks Dr. Merten about concerns over some of the chemicals in certain sunscreens, and Dr. Merten offers her advice on how to avoid them and still protect your skin from sun damage and skin cancer.
Dr. Merten is an associate professor of public health at the University of North Florida. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Florida Public Health Review and Chair of the Skin Cancer Prevention Task Force for the Northeast Florida Cancer Control Collaborative. Her research involves behavioral skin cancer prevention. Take a listen!

You can contact Dr. Eeks at bloomingwellness.com.
Follow Dr. Eeks on Instagram here.
Or Facebook here.
Or Twitter.
On Youtube.
Or Threads.
SUBSCRIBE to her newsletter here!

Support the Show.