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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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FIVE Years Running - EWG Names Block Island Organics a Best Sunscreen & SPF Moisturizer

by kelly / May, 21 2019 22:07
We’re thrilled that we have once again made the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) best list in their annual 2019 Guide to Sunscreens. [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 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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