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Is It Safe to Base Tan Before Going On Vacation?

by kelly / July, 10 2019 01:30
This week let’s answer the common question – should I get a base tan before a vacation to help protect my skin? TLDR - the answer is a big NO… Since it’s July and UV Safety Awareness month, it’s a great time to spread some truths about sun protection and your skin. [More]

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Is Your Mineral Sunscreen Really A Mineral Sunscreen?

by kelly / June, 19 2019 01:30
Not all mineral sunscreens are created equal. What we mean is that many mineral sunscreens marketed as mineral are not mineral only and do in fact contain chemical sunscreens in them. Yeah, we agree, it can be a little confusing and concerning if you want a mineral only product. But don’t worry we’re here to help you separate fact from marketing when it comes to your sunscreen purchases. [More]

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Skin Cancer Is On The Rise: What You Can Do to Detect and Prevent It

by kelly / June, 12 2019 01:30
With skin cancer the most common form of cancer in the U.S., detection and prevention are super important. So what do you do? Fortunately, there are places to get free screenings and sun protection measures that can greatly reduce your risk. Read on for the details. [More]

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New Study Shows DIY Sunscreen is a DON’T

by kelly / June, 5 2019 01:30
Homemade sunscreens are not safe. You might be thinking that’s convenient, you own a sunscreen company and of course you want us to buy your sunscreen. But that’s not why – DIY sunscreens are not tested (commercial sunscreens are tested) so claims about their level of protection cannot be validated. You can get burned badly. Still don’t believe me? A recent study of over 180 Pinterest DIY sunscreen pins found that a vast majority of them offered insufficient sun protection. [More]

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US FDA Investigates Chemical Sunscreen Ingredients

by kelly / May, 8 2019 01:30
The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently conducted a study around four chemical sunscreen ingredients to determine their safety. The results are complicated and while at Block Island Organics we make mineral only sunscreens – we feel it’s important to keep people up on the latest news in sun protection. It’s part of our mission to educate and keep consumers in the know. [More]

High Risk Factors for Skin Cancer

by kelly / May, 1 2019 01:30
It’s finally May and that means Skin Cancer Awareness month. Yes there is a whole month dedicated to skin cancer. Why? Well unfortunately skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States and one in five Americans will develop it in their lifetime. So it’s vital to know skin cancer’s risk factors and how to protect yourself. [More]

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5 Habits that Can Worsen Acne

by kelly / April, 17 2019 01:30
Acne is the one skin condition that everyone can relate to. We’ve all dealt with at some point in our life. It’s definitely annoying and sometimes painful. Even in my 40s I still get acne and a lot of times it has to do with a few bad habits. In fact there are common skin care habits that can make acne worse. [More]

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Your Skin - What Gives It Its Color?

by kelly / April, 10 2019 01:30
Everyone’s skin is different – in texture, appearance, and color. But even though our skin can be worlds apart, we all have many things in common. For example the same thing determines everyone’s skin color. Yes, whether you’re pale or dark or any shade in between, it all comes from the same thing. So come along with me and let’s find out more… [More]

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4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Skip SPF in the Morning

by kelly / April, 3 2019 01:30
Mornings are busy. We’re all rushing out the door to make it to work, school drop off, and everywhere in between. Who has time to apply SPF? But we really should. All the experts agree it’s the most important step in a morning skin care routine and something as important as brushing your teeth or that morning cup of coffee. So the next time you run out the door and skip the SPF – think about these 4 reasons why you shouldn’t… [More]

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Do Your Eyelids Need Sunscreen?

by kelly / March, 27 2019 01:30
The answer is simple – yes, your eyelids need sunscreen. And now you might be asking why? Or, more importantly, how am I supposed to get sunscreen on my eyelids without getting stuff in my eyes? Well we’re here to help and it’s actually all manageable with the right application and right sunblock. [More]

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