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Harvard Study Finds Women Who Protect Their Skin From the Sun Look Up to 20 Years Younger

by kelly / March, 16 2016 01:30
There's no denying it - protecting your skin from the sun makes you look younger. Up to 20 years younger as decreed by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) after a study from Harvard University's medical school was presented at their conference. [More]

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Our Guide to the UV Index - Sun Safety

by kelly / March, 9 2016 01:30
We talk a lot about ultraviolet (UV) rays - what they are and why it's important to stay protected from them. That's because UV rays are a leading cause of skin damage and premature skin aging. But how do you measure UV rays? Well we've got the 411 for you as part of our Suncare Smarts series. [More]

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Winter Skin Care Tips for the Slopes

by kelly / January, 27 2016 01:30
One of my favorite activities in life takes place in the winter - snowboarding. Snowboarding and dancing are my two all time loves. I live for the smell of crisp mountain air, the rush of shredding down a hill and ending the day with hot cocoa by the fire. Of course a long day on the mountain can be brutal on the skin - so I've put together this quick hit list to keep your skin safe and protected on the slopes. [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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Sunscreen a MUST for Kendall and Kylie Jenner

by kelly / December, 16 2015 01:30
Say what you want about the Kardashian-Jenner family but one thing they believe in is sunscreen and I have to give them a thumbs up for that. At least this week I'm a fan because they have come out once again in support of sunblock. [More]

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5 Fall Skin Care Tips

by kelly / September, 16 2015 01:30
Summer is officially over - I know it's sad. But don't worry fall is here and that means the return of pumpkin scones at Starbucks (a personal favorite of mine), football, beautiful foliage and some cooler temps. The transition from one season to another also brings about some changes in skin care. Of course some things should always remain consistent year-round (like wearing sunscreen). Below are five fall skin care tips [More]

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A Dangerous Art Form: #SunburnArt

by kelly / August, 19 2015 01:30
Recently there's been a bunch of news about the hashtag #sunburnart popping up on social media. The hashtag is exactly what it sounds like - people creating artwork on their skin by selective applying sunscreen and getting sunburned elsewhere. I'm not going to sugar coat it; sunburn art is not art - it's dangerous, unhealthy and extremely painful. [More]

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The Unfortunate Reality of Sunscreen Shaming

by kelly / July, 15 2015 01:30
Yes sunscreen shaming is actually a thing that happens today and it's unfortunate. The whole idea of shaming - be it for shape, size, color or something else - is sad. With the growth of social media it's only made shaming more prevalent. Now we can add sunscreen to the list. I didn't think it was real until I saw an entire Reddit forum around it. Additionally, Allure did a recent article on this very subject. [More]

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How Sunscreens Work: Mineral vs. Chemical

by kelly / July, 8 2015 01:30
Hope you are all enjoying the summer and getting in some fun at the beach and in the sun. Of course I also hope you are wearing sunscreen. I'm sure you are because you all are frequent readers of our suncare smarts education series! Lately a number of people have asked me how sunscreens work and specifically the difference between mineral and chemical sunscreens. I'm here to answer this question for you all and add to our suncare smarts series... [More]

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CDC Study Shows Most Americans Don't Use Sunscreen

by kelly / May, 27 2015 01:30
Yes it pained me to write that title especially as it's Skin Cancer Awareness month, skin cancer is on the rise and even more so because it has been proven that there is a direct connection between sunscreen and the prevention of skin damage and premature skin aging. But it's sadly the truth that most Americans don't wear sunscreen. There's even a discussion lately on the internet about sunscreen shaming. I was so surprised that people were actually being criticized for wearing sunscreen. [More]

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