Gisele Bundchen has responded to the controversy she caused when making comments about sunscreen. Bundchen was quoted as saying ‘I cannot put this poison on my skin,’ referring to sunscreen. ‘I do not use anything synthetic.’ Baring in mind the model has appeared in advertising campaigns for Nivea Sun products. Promoting her own organic skin care range, she added that instead of putting lotion onto her bikini body to prevent that lobster glow, she avoided sun exposure after 8 a.m. each day. Cancer experts were quick to speak out and make clear her misinformation, fearing her influence would stop some from wearing sunscreen altogether. ‘Sunscreen prevents damage to the skin and is of fundamental importance for the prevention of cancer,’ said Dolival Loao, head of dermatology at Brazil’s National Cancer Institute. ‘This is not any poison, when a public person makes a statement like this, it creates confusion.’ The model has spoken out to defend herself, again, claiming she was badly translated from a non-English interview. ‘Gisele would never say not to use sunscreen because she has had family members who have had skin cancer. She simply stated that her all-natural skin-care line does not have SPF because there is not an all natural SPF available,’ publicist Amber Clapp told StyleList. ‘When using sunscreens, she selects ones that are free of parabens, oxybenzone, PABA and retinyl palmitate.’
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