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How To Manage Oily Skin

by kelly / October, 16 2019 01:30
We’ve talked a lot about dry skin but what about its opposite - oily skin? While oily skin can have its benefits, it helps preserve the skin and people with it tend to have thicker skin and fewer wrinkles; it also has its challenges from clogged pores to increased acne. Striking a balance between the good and the bad of oily skin generally takes a few key steps. [More]

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5 Ways to Banish Dry Skin

by kelly / October, 9 2019 01:30
Ever scratch a quick itch only to see is a flood of white flakes on your clothes? The culprit: dry skin. It’s not pleasant to deal with and can be embarrassing at times. So let’s figure out how best to avoid this situation especially during those cold winter months when we’re extra susceptible to dry skin. [More]

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How Air Pollution Hurts Your Skin

by kelly / October, 1 2019 01:30
No matter where you live air pollution exists to varying degrees and poses a risk to your health. Now new pollution studies show that it also damages skin and leads to inflammation and premature skin aging. So what do you do? Well, here’s more about air pollution and how you can protect your skin from it. [More]

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What is Your Skin’s Moisture Barrier?

by kelly / September, 25 2019 01:30
You’ve probably heard this marketing statement at some point in your life “restore your skin’s moisture barrier”. If you’re like me (before I started Block Island Organics ☺) you’ve just kind of shrugged your shoulders and said that sounds good. But does it really mean anything? Yes it actually does – your skin’s moisture barrier is important and vital to your skin’s health. [More]

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What Causes Acne?

by kelly / September, 11 2019 01:30
Acne – something almost everyone can relate to and probably finds annoying. You might at times feel alone in your acne woes but fact is it’s the most common skin condition. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne affects about 40-50 million Americans at one time. That’s a whole lot of people! So let’s learn a little bit more about our enemy acne and specifically what causes it. [More]

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7 Steps to Reduce Wrinkles

by kelly / September, 4 2019 01:30
Yes it’s possible to reduce the signs of aging. And it doesn’t have to be a ridiculous process or outrageously expensive. It can be simple – just follow these easy steps recommended by dermatologists. Your skin and bank account will thank us! [More]

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What?! Sunscreen from Cashews?

by kelly / August, 21 2019 01:30
A team of scientists recently found an environmentally friendly way to make a sunscreen. How? They used cashew nut shells. Now that’s impressive – it’s both sustainable and natural. Now it’s not an approved sunscreen active yet, so you won’t see it in sunscreens replacing UV filters, but maybe in time it will become one. [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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Ingredient Truths: Zinc Oxide Fights Aging, Acne, and Infections

by kelly / July, 24 2019 01:30
Zinc oxide can do it all. It protects and fights for your skin. You might know it mainly as a sunscreen ingredient but it can do so much more. Learn why having zinc on your side is a great thing for your skin. [More]

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Is It Safe to Base Tan Before Going On Vacation?

by kelly / July, 10 2019 01:30
This week let’s answer the common question – should I get a base tan before a vacation to help protect my skin? TLDR - the answer is a big NO… Since it’s July and UV Safety Awareness month, it’s a great time to spread some truths about sun protection and your skin. [More]

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