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How to Treat Sunburn in Children

by kelly / June, 13 2018 01:30
I hope you never have to treat sunburn on your kid. It’s not fun. That’s why I advocate children wearing sunscreen, reapplying it every 2 hours, and practicing good sun protection habits everyday, year round. Of course things happen, especially with these little rascals. So worst-case scenario – your son or daughter gets a sunburn - what do you do? [More]

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Treat Sunscreen Like Toothpaste? Yup!

by kelly / May, 16 2018 01:30
Yes, that’s right, treat sunscreen like toothpaste - make it daily habit. That is great advice I heard from a doctor. Why? Because unfortunately skin cancer is on the rise, one of the best skin cancer preventions is sunscreen, and studies show treating sunblock like toothpaste makes you much more likely to use it daily. [More]

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Can an Ultra-Thin Sunscreen Save our Coral Reefs?

by kelly / April, 11 2018 01:30
Coral reefs are facing the threat of extinction. Increasing water temperatures and UV exposure are really damaging our reefs. For instance, last year experts declared large sections of the Great Barrier Reef dead. While all this is a bit depressing, help is on the way. Scientists in Australia came up with a sunscreen – different from what you’re probably thinking – to protect our reefs. [More]

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Baby Sunscreen a Must – Crucial New Medical Guidelines

by kelly / March, 28 2018 01:30
There are milestones in every baby’s life: crawling, walking, talking, and now you can add wearing sunscreen. The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) just updated their recommendation – parents should know children as young as 6 months must wear sunscreen. [More]

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Are You Using Your Skin Care Products in the Right Order?

by kelly / November, 15 2017 01:30
Does the order you apply your skin care products really matter? Yes if you want to get the most out of them. You just paid good money for these products so why not get them to work properly altogether. According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)... [More]

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4 Tips to Keep Your Skin Looking Fantastic for National Healthy Skin Month

by kelly / November, 8 2017 01:30
Your skin is your body’s largest organ and an immediate reflection of your health. So it’s important to take good care of it! Since it’s National Healthy Skin Month, what better time than now to think about how to keep skin looking great. Here are four easy ways to get your skin in tiptop shape brought to you in part by the American Academy of Dermatology and us. [More]

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Protecting Your Eyes from Skin Cancer and Other Sun Damages

by kelly / May, 31 2017 01:30
Your eyes need protection from the sun as much as the rest of your body. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, eyelid skin cancers – yes there is such a thing - account for 5-10% of all skin cancers. As part of our on-going series to support Skin Cancer Awareness month this May – here’s why and how to keep your eyes safe from skin cancer, cancer and other damages this summer and all year long. [More]

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EWG Names Block Island Organics A Top Sunscreen & SPF Moisturizer for the Third Year in A Row

by kelly / May, 24 2017 12:17
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has once again picked our two suncare products as a Best Beach & Sport Sunscreen and Best Moisturizer with SPF in their annual Guide to Sunscreens. [More]

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8 Tips for Protecting Your Kids from Skin Cancer

by kelly / May, 17 2017 01:30
I know it may sound odd but kids are also at risk of skin cancer. In fact, 40-60% of sun exposure occurs before the age of 20. Thus it’s important for adolescents to start good sun protection habits sooner rather than later. In our on-going series to support Skin Cancer Awareness month this May – here’s info and advice on protecting kids and preventing adolescent skin cancer. As a soon to be mom I’m definitely going to be practicing these tips myself! [More]

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Detecting Skin Cancer – Spot It and Stop It

by kelly / May, 10 2017 01:30
If you can spot skin cancer, you can stop it. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation skin cancer is the easiest cancer to cure if detected and treated early. So here’s some tips on how best to spot skin cancer with regular self-exams as part of our on-going series to support Skin Cancer Awareness month this May. [More]

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