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5 Ways Your Phone Can Prevent Skin Cancer

by kelly / March, 17 2021 01:30
Yes, you read the headline correct. Your phone can actually be a pretty awesome tool to help you protect your skin and prevent skin cancer. The best part - most of us all have phones and, good or bad, they’re always nearby nowadays. So we’ve got some clever ways to use your phone to help your skin… [More]

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Are College Students Putting Themselves At Risk for Skin Cancer?

by kelly / January, 6 2021 01:30
Many of us spend our youth breaking rules and while some rules are meant to be broken, we think wearing sunscreen isn’t one of them – it helps prevent skin cancer and skin aging. Unfortunately, a recent study out of Brigham Young University (BYU) found that an astounding number of college students don’t use sunblock at all. [More]

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How Sunscreen Came To Be

by kelly / November, 18 2020 01:30
Today we know so much more about how the sun affects our skin and the potential harm it can cause if we don’t practice proper sun protection. We also have access to some many different kinds of sunscreens and SPF products. But our grandparents and maybe even some of our parents weren’t as lucky as us. Sunscreen as we know it today and the knowledge about the sun didn’t really come to be until the 1980s and 1990s. [More]

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The Big See Campaign: Spotting and Stopping Skin Cancer

by kelly / May, 6 2020 01:30
Skin cancer is a cancer you can actually see although it often goes undetected. That’s because most of us aren’t doing regular skin checks. To help everyone get a handle on this and in honor of May being Skin Cancer Awareness month, the Skin Cancer Foundation launched The Big See campaign. It gives quick tips to spot and stop skin cancer and we’ve got them here for you. [More]

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New Study Shows Majority of People Don’t Use Enough Sunscreen

by kelly / August, 7 2019 01:30
Wearing sunscreen is one of, if not the most important, things you can do for your skin – especially in the fight against skin cancer, the most common cancer in the US. Unfortunately too many people are not using enough sunscreen. In fact a new study out of the UK found that a vast majority of people are using too little sunscreen. [More]

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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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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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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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NFL Beats Its Toughest Opponent with Sunscreen

by kelly / September, 5 2018 01:30
Professional football players maybe the toughest on the field but they are no match for the sun when they are out on the field all day practicing – it can take a toll on their skin. That’s why the NFL and its players teamed up with the American Cancer Society and love sunscreen! They know it’s their best weapon to prevent sun damage and skin cancer. [More]

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