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5 Tips to Prevent Skin Infections at the Gym

by kelly / February, 13 2019 01:30
Gyms are a hot bed of dirt, germs, and infections. Don’t get me wrong I’m still very supportive of working out at the gym and I try to do it myself every week but just know a variety of common skin infections are lurking around. I’m talking about ringworm, plantar warts, or impetigo. Ugh. But rest assured you can get a good workout in and avoid these infections by following a few simple steps suggested by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). [More]

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What Causes Skin Aging?

by kelly / January, 30 2019 01:30
Lots of things can cause our skin to age and some things we can’t change but others are well within in our control. By arming ourselves with the right skin care information we can help our skin stay healthy and fabulous for a long, long time. So let’s get the right information out there… [More]

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4 Things NOT To Do At Night for Your Skin

by kelly / January, 23 2019 01:30
Nighttime is when our skin gets to rest and replenish itself. It’s important that we give our skin the right kind of skin care love before bed. Doing good by your skin at night can make a world of difference in the morning and long term. So let’s make sure you’re not making these common four faux pas at night and giving your skin the fabulous rest it deserves… [More]

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The Healthiest New Year’s Resolutions

by kelly / January, 9 2019 01:30
It’s the time again where we try to do and be better. It’s New Year’s resolution time and if you’re looking for a few, we’ve got some inspiration from the American Medical Association (AMA). Each year the AMA publishes their list of recommendations. Since we love us some health & wellness over here at Block Island Organics we thought it would be a good idea to share them. Also, isn’t it generally pretty good to take a doctor’s advice? [More]

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Is It Possible To Get Skin Cancer Where the Sun Doesn’t Shine?

by kelly / December, 19 2018 01:30
First off let’s set the record straight – the sun is the leading cause of skin cancer and 1 in 5 people will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. More people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the U.S. than all other cancers combined. So stay safe in the sun, practice good sun protection and wear sunscreen everyday. Now that we’ve got that squared away – the answer to the question can you get skin cancer without the sun shining is yes. You can get skin cancer even on the parts of your body that never see the sun. [More]

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Why Men Are More Likely To Get Skin Cancer

by kelly / August, 22 2018 01:30
The predominant feeling is that skin care is for women. Sure it’s slowly changing but generally women take better care of their skin than men. I often hear from my male friends “I don’t need skin care - rugged is in”. But healthy skin and good sun protection should be a must for any man because the reality is more men are diagnosed with skin cancer than women. [More]

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The One Spot Everyone Misses When Applying Sunscreen

by kelly / July, 25 2018 01:30
Sometimes you can try to do everything right and still something goes wrong. True when applying sunscreen? Unfortunately yes it is. There’s a super common place everyone forgets to put sunblock on according to a new study by the University of Liverpool. But don’t worry we’re here to help you never forget that spot and finally achieve perfection! [More]

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Is There A Difference Between SPF & UPF?

by kelly / July, 11 2018 01:30
Let me get right to it – there is a difference between SPF and UPF. Many people confuse the two and it’s probably much better for your skin if you don’t ☺. But no worries we’ve got you covered and can easily explain the difference. [More]

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Sun Safety Tips for the 4th of July

by kelly / July, 4 2018 01:30
Happy 4th everyone! If you’re heading to the beach or to a BBQ today make sure you’re staying safe in that hot sun. Here’s a quick refresher to stay protected this holiday so that the only fireworks you’re watching are in the sky and not on your skin. [More]

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Are All Skin Tones Susceptible to Skin Cancer? Yes…

by kelly / June, 20 2018 01:30
There is a misconception that those with darker skin tones are not at risk of skin cancer. Unfortunately skin cancer doesn’t discriminate by race, ethnicity, age or gender, as the sun is color-blind. In fact, according to a 2016 study in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology melanoma (a form of skin cancer) is more deadly in people of color. [More]

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