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5 Tips for a Healthy New Year – The CDC’s Expert Recs

by kelly / January, 3 2017 01:30
Hello to 2017 and Happy New Year everyone! A new year gives us the opportunity to reevaluate and start fresh. To help you - and us! - kick off this New Year right, we've got some great healthy living tips. [More]

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Ingredient Truths: How To Read a Sunscreen Label

by kelly / June, 15 2016 01:30
One question I am asked all the time is - how do I make sure I’m buying the right sunscreen? The answer comes down to understanding sunscreen labels. With a little knowledge you can be sure you are buying the right ingredients and protection for your needs. Here's the break down. [More]

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May 2016 is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

by kelly / May, 4 2016 01:30
Happy May everyone. It also just so happens that May is Skin Cancer Awareness month. In honor of this month and as part of our on-going suncare smart series here are some awesome resources, tools and info to help you stay sun safe this summer and everyday. [More]

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Top 5 Sun Protection Tips

by kelly / April, 27 2016 01:30
Fun in the sun is taking off now with the warmer weather. We love the sun here at Block Island Organics but we also love playing smart and playing safe in the sun (hey that also happens to be our tagline!). So this week I'm here to give you a quick hit list of five great sun protection tips. [More]

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Sunscreen vs. Sunblock - There’s A Difference

by kelly / April, 20 2016 01:30
The temps are heating up across the country so this week we are going back to the sunscreen basics. I'm going to do a quick 101 on the difference between sunscreen vs. sunblock. Yes there actually is a difference between the two even though almost everyone uses the two words interchangeably. [More]

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The History of Sunscreen

by kelly / April, 6 2016 01:30
Sunscreen dates all the way back to the Egyptians. Can you believe it? Granted sunblock was very different back then. However one thing remained the same over thousands of years, the purpose of sunscreen - to protect the skin from the sun. [More]

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Ingredient Truths: How To Read Those Tricky Skin Care Ingredient Labels

by kelly / February, 24 2016 01:30
Have you ever read a personal care product label and been unable to pronounce half the words in the ingredients section? I'm pretty sure we've all been there. So how do you know what it all means? Well, in this week's installment of our Ingredient Truths series I'm going to explain how to decipher these pesky ingredient labels. [More]

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Ingredients Truths: Artificial Dyes – Green Light or Red Flag?

by kelly / February, 17 2016 01:30
Life is better in color. Now I would say that's true for many things except when it comes to artificial dyes. In this post, as part of our on-going Ingredient Truths series, we'll break down why brighter isn't always better. [More]

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Healthy Eating Tips - New US Dietary Guidelines Just Released

by kelly / January, 13 2016 01:30
The New Year is always a good time to kick start healthy habits for you and your skin. Thus it's perfect timing that the US Government released their latest "Dietary Guidelines For Americans 2015-2020". The guide provides recommended healthy dietary information and eating patterns. Good skin is a reflection of what you put inside your body in addition to what you put on the outside (yes wear sunscreen everyday people). Have you ever heard the saying "you are what you eat"? To start 2016 off right we're offering healthy eating tips from the guide to help you look and feel your best. [More]

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The Dangerous Truths of Indoor Tanning

by kelly / January, 6 2016 01:30
Recently at a party I overheard a friend say they needed to head to a tanning salon to get some winter color. It almost gave me a heart attack. Ok, I may be exaggerating but my heart really did break. Hearing someone say that might be the worst thing I could hear and more importantly, it's one of the worst things you can do for your skin. It causes premature aging and even skin cancer. Just say NO to indoor tanning! [More]

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