Not only should you not rely on your mineral make up for sun protection but it may actually be harmful to your health is the message from the FDA.
The problem is that users cannot know if they are applying a thick and even coating to give any significant UV protection.
In addition many powered sunscreens contain titanium or zinc nano-particles when breathed in, these loose airborne particles can end up in our lungs. The International Agency for Research on Cancer classifies inhaled titanium dioxide as “possibly carcinogenic to humans.
Currently the FDA over-the-counter rules prohibit loose powders to make claims of sun protection or advertise an SPF, but small manufacturers have until December of this year to remove products from the market.
What do you think of the FDA ruling? Do you use loose powder SPF make-up? Do you feel it works well for you?