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At What Age Do You Need To Wear Sunscreen?

by kelly / April, 29 2020 01:30
I often get asked the following questions: when do I need to start wearing sunscreen, if I missed wearing sunscreen as a kid is it worth it now and is there a time in my life I don’t have to wear sunscreen? I’ve got the answers to these burning questions. But first off let me start by saying sun protection is vital at any stage of life. And wearing sunscreen is one component, granted a very important component, of sun protection. [More]

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How To Avoid Breakouts When Wearing A Mask

by kelly / April, 15 2020 01:30
Due the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) recent recommendation, many of us are wearing face masks when we step outside to help curb the spread of Coronavirus/Covid-19. Something super important but that our skin might not be used to. So how do we keep it looking great and avoid irritation? Thankfully there are a few small steps we can all take. Of course, even if you do experience skin irritation, we would never advise not wearing a face mask. It’s too important. [More]

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How To Relieve Dry Skin From Coronavirus/Covid-19 Hand Washing

by kelly / April, 8 2020 01:30
If you’re like me you’ve been washing your hands a ton. Your hands are also probably pretty dry from all the washing. So we thought we’d gather some useful tips to help you relieve that dry skin. Your hands are doing hard work so it’s important to take care of them (and don’t forget to apply sunscreen on them if you head outdoors). [More]

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Staying Inside? Dermatologists Say You Still Need to Wear Sunscreen

by kelly / April, 1 2020 01:30
Stuck inside lately? It seems like this might be the case for the foreseeable future. But it’s great we’re all doing our part to stop the spread of Coronavirus/Covid-19. Understandably you might be thinking now is a perfect time to skip the sunscreen since you’re not really going outside. It’s one of those things that seems to make logical sense but the reality is that sunscreen is still a must while we’re indoors. Here’s why. [More]

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Florida Legislature Votes to Overrule Chemical Sunscreen Ban

by kelly / March, 18 2020 01:30
Back in 2019 the local government of Key West, Florida voted to ban the sale of sunscreens containing the chemical UV filters oxybenzone and octinoxate. The law would go into effect in January 2021, if signed by the governor. But now the Florida state legislature approved a bill to prevent local governments from regulating any over-the-counter drugs or cosmetics – which include sunscreens as sunscreens are considered over-the-counter drugs by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA). [More]

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California Proposes To Ban 12 Cosmetic Ingredients

by kelly / March, 4 2020 01:30
Recently the California Assembly reintroduced the Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act, A.B. 2762 – this act would ban 12 ingredients from beauty and personal care products sold in California. What does this mean for you? Well, we have some info to help you. [More]

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How Much Sleep Do You Need For Great Skin?

by kelly / February, 26 2020 01:30
Sleep is an important component of any good skin care routine. In fact the American Academy of Dermatology lists getting enough sleep as a key anti-aging skin care tip in your 40s and 50s. But how much is enough sleep to keep you and your skin healthy? [More]

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Your Skin: How It Grows

by kelly / February, 19 2020 01:30
Your skin is an amazing organ. It’s constantly working – protecting your body from outside pollutants and keeping everything inside in. Plus it’s always growing and creating new skin. That’s the basics but, of course, there’s more to it. So here’s the details on your skin and how it grows. [More]

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Hawaii Proposes Banning ALL Chemical Sunscreens

by kelly / February, 12 2020 01:30
Hawaii legislators recently introduced bills to ban the sale of ALL chemical sunscreens in the state. These bills expand upon a bill Hawaii’s legislature passed in 2018 that bans the sale of chemical sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate (without a prescription issued by a licensed healthcare provider). [More]

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Are Chemical Sunscreens Dangerous? – FDA Investigation Continues

by kelly / January, 29 2020 01:30
Chemical sunscreens are making it into the headlines again. A new study by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concluded that six chemical sunscreens are absorbed into the bloodstream at high levels. While here at Block Island Organics we sell mineral ONLY sunscreens, we feel it’s important to update consumers on all types of sunscreen news and trends. The more informed you are the better decisions you can make for your skin. [More]

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