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Want Your Teen to Use Sunscreen? Skin Aging Info More Effective than Skin Cancer Study Says

by kelly / February, 19 2014 01:30
Getting teenagers to use sunscreen can be a daunting task. It's not something they (or even most people) come to daily. Plus things like tanning beds and that "healthy glow" are a part of many teen lives. Yet daily sunblock use beginning early in life is the best thing they can do for their skin. It protects against both premature skin aging and skin cancer. So what motivates teens to use sunscreen? A recent study thought to answer just that... [More]

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Discovering Block Island - Mohegan Bluffs

by Will / February, 12 2014 01:30
Ever since I first visited Block Island years ago, the bluffs have been one of my favorite spots. They are truly majestic and it's not just the bluffs but also the beach below. Here at Block Island Organics we think it's important to highlight the beauty of this little slice of paradise and this is the first in a series of posts dedicated to doing just that. So let's start with Mohegan Bluffs and don't forget your sunscreen! [More]

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Is Makeup with Sunscreen Enough to Protect Your Skin from the Sun?

by kelly / February, 5 2014 01:30
Ok let me give you the answer right off the bat. Experts agree makeup with SPF is not enough to protect your skin. I made this mistake for so long, up until I started working on Block Island Organics actually. I used to believe my SPF 15 cream foundation was enough everyday protection against the sun. [More]

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The Top 6 Body Parts People Forget to Use Sunscreen On

by Will / January, 29 2014 01:30
I can't remember the number of times I've put on sunscreen only to realize I have a burn in some strange spot by the end of the day. After happening often enough I'm now pretty good at covering all the various places on my body. That said, here are the spots I (as well as the other folks a Block Island Organics) sometimes forget to cover. [More]

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PGA Golf Pro Stewart Cink's Crazy Head Tan Line

by Will / January, 22 2014 01:30
So this week we have something fun to share. Specifically, Stewart Cink's crazy bald headed tan line. Twitter user Ben Taylor captured the image below. Take a look... [More]

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A Bracelet That Measures Sun Exposure? It Exists...

by Will / January, 15 2014 01:30
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) took place last week in Las Vegas. If you're unfamiliar with CES, it's an annual electronics show where all the latest gadgets are debuted from small and large companies alike. It certainly doesn't sound like a place where anything to do with sun safety would come out of. This year, not so, as Netatmo announced their soon to be released JUNE bracelet. [More]

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Top 10 Winter Activities: Make the Most of the Cold

by kelly / January, 8 2014 01:30
With the New Year many of us make resolutions to be more active and get in shape. It's certainly on my mind even if my short list of resolutions has a few others! So in honor of this and to fight the winter blues below is our Top 10 list of fun activities for the cold winter months. [More]

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New Year's Resolutions? Here's a Few of Ours

by Will / January, 1 2014 01:30
New Year's Resolutions can be hard to keep. Particularly if they seem arduous. But hey, they could be fun ones too! Plus, I have a theory that if I post them publicly, I'll be more likely to follow through. At least that's my hope! So here are a few resolutions from myself and the other folks behind Block Island Organics. We'd love to hear what yours are! [More]

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Merry Christmas!

by kelly / December, 25 2013 01:30
Merry Christmas from Block Island Organics! [More]

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Winter & Sunscreen - Why It's a Must

by kelly / December, 18 2013 01:30
With winter upon us many of us put the sunscreen in the medicine cabinet until spring. Well, I'm here to say sunscreen should be part of your skin repertoire winter, spring, summer and fall. Let's take a deeper look at winter. [More]

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