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My 5 Keys to Healthy Skin

by kelly / March, 19 2014 01:30
Even though I'm 35, sometimes I'm asked for ID when I go out. I pretend to be insulted but it kind of feels good when someone says it. Ha! I think I'm asked is because I've kept my skin in good shape over the years. Once in a while my friends even ask how I keep my skin looking young. It's probably a testament to my mom's nagging, okay, loving advice for 35 years! She taught me a few key things that I think help everyday. [More]

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Powerful Skin Cancer Survivors Video: Dear 16 Year Old Me - Use Sunscreen

by kelly / March, 5 2014 01:30
I wish I knew about the importance of sunscreen back in my teens and the role the sun plays in aging and skin cancer. Sometimes I wish that I could go back in time and impart all the knowledge and information I have today on my younger self. Of course this dream would go beyond just imparting sunscreen knowledge! Nevertheless, the David Cornfield Melanoma Fund shot this awesome video featuring Melanoma survivors giving advice to their 16 year old selves. [More]

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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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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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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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Hugh Jackman Has Skin Cancer - Says Wear Sunscreen

by Will / December, 11 2013 01:30
Well known for his role as Wolverine, Hugh Jackman recently revealed he had a case of skin cancer. According to his Instagram account Jackamn's wife Deb urged him to have a mark on his nose checked out. Turns out it was basal cell carcinoma, a form of skin cancer. [More]

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Sunscreen Prevents Skin Aging New Research Shows

by Will / November, 20 2013 01:00
Research shows that sunscreen helps prevent skin cancer and now there's also proof that consistent regular use wards off skin aging. So you know all those anti-aging serums out there? Turns out what you really need is a bottle of good ole sunscreen. [More]

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What a Sunscreen's SPF Really Means

by Will / November, 13 2013 01:00
SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor so you'd think it measures how well a sunscreen protects you. However, that's only partially true. There are three kinds of ultraviolet rays that come from the sun: UVA, UVB and UVC. UVC rays don't reach the earth's surface so UVA and UVB are the one's you have to protect yourself from (for a deep discussion see our article "UVA, UVB and UVC Rays: What They Are and How Sunscreen Protects You"). [More]

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UVA, UVB and UVC Rays: What They Are and How Sunscreen Protects You

by Will / November, 6 2013 01:00
At the most basic UVA, UVB and UVC are the ultraviolet rays that reach the earth from the sun and, as the Skin Cancer Foundation says, UVA and UVB rays cause skin cancer, premature aging, wrinkles, sunburn and even eye damage (sunglasses are a good idea!). Luckily the right sunscreen - including Block Island Organics sunscreen - can protect you. Let's explore a little more with a lovely infographic and then additional details. [More]

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