Is Spray Sunscreen Safe?

Is spray sunscreen safe?

After reports of injury while using spray sunscreen, many consumers are concerned about their safety and the safety of heir children while using the product. Are we at risk?

What many people have been asking as summer approaches is an important, and somewhat scary, question: Is spray sunscreen safe? A Massachusetts man was injured after applying Banana Boat sunscreen in a can. Brett Sigworth, suffered severe burns when applying a Banana Boat aerosol spray sunscreen while using a grill. Since, consumers have become concerned about the safety of spray sunscreens.

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Best Sunscreen: Get Your SPF And Save Money With Generic

generic sunscreen

Buying a generic brand sunscreen can save you money. Just because a sunscreen is a store brand doesn’t mean it is any more or less effective, experts conclude. Viewpoints explains the difference.

Walk down the aisle of your local convenience store, and you’ll notice a number of sunscreens, lotions and other products with SPF.  Not only do you have to choose between them, but you need to consider if you want a name brand or generic. While you’d like to save money, everyone wants to feel like their skin is getting protection with the best sunscreen, so this is one area you don’t want to scrimp on. We have the scoop on what the experts think about how to find safe, affordable sun protection.

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How To Grill Your Favorite Foods


Are you supposed to salt your steak before putting it on the grill? How do you know chicken is done? What’s the secret to keeping fish from sticking? Don’t make the mistakes many amateur grillers do!

There are some grilling techniques that work for whatever you’re making. Always remember to marinate – it adds flavor and also reduces the risk of cancer that is caused from charring food. Remember to use a meat thermometer and other basic grilling tools. But there are also some techniques that are specific to the type of meat you’re working with. You can use this easy guide on how to grill and prepare the perfect burger, chicken, fish or steak.

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Five Most Common Grilling Mistakes

Close-up of a trimed smoked beef brisket.

Check out this advice from Viewpoints to make sure your prime rib, crusted in garlic, rosemary and horseradish, tastes as great as it looks.

What if some of your go-to grilling techniques were actually compromising the flavor of your food? Not a fun thing to think about is it? To make that steak, or whatever you’re cooking, absolutely perfect take a look at five common grilling mistakes to make sure you’re grilling like a pro.

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How To Find the Right Sewing Machine For Me

How to find the right sewing machine for me

Experts say you can’t find the best deals on sewing machines just by walking into a store. Viewpoints has insider tips on finding a machine to fit your needs on a budget.

How to find the right sewing machine for me isn’t as easy as just walking into your nearest store if you want to find the ideal model at a great price. We spoke to some seasoned pros and found out the secrets to getting the best value for a sewing machine.

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Are Old Sewing Machines Better?

Are old sewing machines better?

The phrase is “out with the old, and in with the new” – yet many of the experienced sewers we spoke with believe that older machines not only work better, they last longer too.

Interior designer Barbara Green of Sensibly Chic Designs for Life started sewing when she was six years old and hasn’t looked back since. While she’s been sewing for 43 years, she is only on her 4th machine – currently a Euro-Pro Sewer’s Choice. She says the Euro-Pro brand has served her well for many years. Green thinks if she still had the original Singer machine her mom gave her as a child, it would still work too. She says while machines can certainly show their age, “a lot depends on the amount of use it gets and how well it is maintained.” So are old sewing machines better than newer models? Or is it all about how well you care for your machine?

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How To Get The Most Out Of Your Dishwasher

How to get the most out of your dishwasher

Did you know loading the dishwasher improperly can affect how well your dishes are cleaned? We let you in on four secrets to getting your dishwasher running at peak performance.

Are your dishes getting as clean as they can be? These four steps will tell you how to get the most out of your dishwasher. We’ll tell you what to clean, how to load your dishwasher and when it’s time to replace your dishwasher with a newer model.

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Why Sewing Is Now Cool

VIDEO: Sewing used to conjure images of old women toiling away in fabric shops. So when did it turn into Project Runway and hipsters crafting trendy outfits? Designers and experts aren’t surprised.

With Project Runway and new trends putting more and more emphasis on sewing your own clothes, many people are starting to realize just how cool sewing is. Not only can you make yourself unique, trendy clothes, but you can also save a whole lot of money.

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Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm Provides Natural, Everyday Color


Everyone on the beauty scene has been talking about the new Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm. Find out what Viewpoints reviewers are saying and if it’s worth trying to keep your lips hydrated this winter.

Burt’s Bees is known for making a line of unique, natural beauty products at a fair price. Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm earned a 92/100 with feedback from over 500 reviewers, so we had high expectations for the new tinted balm. Reviewers so far haven’t been shy about testing it out, considering it only costs about $7 at a local drugstore.

This new tinted lip balm has earned an 88/100 so far. Read what reviewers have to say – and why many rave that it’s their beauty staple year-round.

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Headphones For Exercise: Perfect Fit Is Key


There’s nothing worse than trying to exercise when your headphones just won’t stay put. Viewpoints asks the pros for advice, and we share our ultimate workout headphone recommendation.

Take a jog to your nearest running path or track in your gym, and it’s hard to find a naked ear in sight. We love exercising with our headphones, whether it helps drown out the terrible gym tunes or provides a soundtrack to our outdoor workout. So what makes for the best of the best for headphones for exercise?

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