We are constantly being told how important it is to use sun block; for dual reasons relating to cosmetic concerns as well as health. The sun’s harmful rays will cause all manners of sun damage to the skin we are warned – not only will it cause premature aging, sun spots and wrinkles it will also make us more probe to skin cancer. The simple antidote to all this is sunscreen, it is commonly believed.
Now however there is a lone voice of dissent against using sunscreen, who has riled dermatologists and doctors – international supermodel Gisele Bundchen recently spoke out against sunscreen; claiming it was poison, which she would not use for her skin.
Sunscreens consist of artificial ingredients and it is this that she will not put on her skin, says the 30 year old.
So how does she look after her skin, which can be of such vital importance given the profession she is in? Well Bundchen stays indoors after 8 AM; by not going out into the sun, she prevents sun damage.
Dolival Loao, head of dermatology at Brazil’s National Cancer Institute however pooh-poohed the suggestion that sunscreen is any kind of poison and asserted that celebrities should refrain from making statements that caused such confusion.
The importance of sunscreen in preventing cancer and skin damage was reiterated by him.