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9 Sun Protection Tips for Golfers + Why It's a Must

by Will / July, 6 2016 01:30
I’m a golfer and I know golfers spend a ton of time outside. A single round can last from 4 to 6 hours. That’s a lot of time in the sun. Even on a cloudy day sun protection is a must. So what Suncare Smarts should you use to protect yourself? Sunscreen is a definite and we have a few other easy tips but first a video from the PGA Tour and the Skin Cancer Foundation. [More]

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5 Ways to Treat a Sunburn

by kelly / June, 22 2016 01:30
It's officially summer and with warmer weather comes more time spent outdoors in the sun. While I'm sure you are all lathering up on the sunscreen - sometimes we may forget - and we can get a sunburn. Painful! So here are five tips to help relieve some of the pain. [More]

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Sun Exposure While Driving Makes Left Side of the Face Look Older New Study Reveals

by kelly / May, 18 2016 01:30
Are you putting the left side of your face in danger every time you get into the car? Very likely according to a new study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) - Ophthalmology. The study found that driver's side windows let a lot of UVA rays through. What do UVA rays do? They cause skin aging, skin spots, sunburn, cataracts and even skin cancer. But don't fret, there are easy ways to keep your skin looking great. [More]

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Top Tips for Spotting Skin Cancer

by kelly / May, 11 2016 01:30
This week we’re providing practical tips to spot skin cancer in support of Skin Cancer Awareness Month (aka May). So far we've given sun protection advice and resources to prevent skin cancer. Now we're talking about detecting skin cancer. [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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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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