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Sun Poisoning – How to Spot It Fast and How to Treat It

by kelly / August, 15 2018 01:30
A lot of us have been there – our skin is red and peeling and hot to the touch. We’re annoyed at ourselves for not reapplying sunscreen and staying out in the sun a bit too long. But how do you know if it’s just sunburn or worse - sun poisoning (and let’s be clear, just a sunburn isn’t good either)? Yes there’s such a thing as sun poisoning. [More]

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5 Sunscreen Myths

by kelly / July, 18 2018 01:30
Summer is in full swing so now is a great time to get a little refresher on using sunscreen. Surprisingly, there is a right and wrong when it comes to sunscreen and sun protection and the difference can mean sunburn (ouch!) or not. Don’t fret though; it’s not too difficult. Just take a look at these five mistakes people often make and avoid them so your skin doesn’t get all crispy and painful this summer (or winter). [More]

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How to Treat Sunburn in Children

by kelly / June, 13 2018 01:30
I hope you never have to treat sunburn on your kid. It’s not fun. That’s why I advocate children wearing sunscreen, reapplying it every 2 hours, and practicing good sun protection habits everyday, year round. Of course things happen, especially with these little rascals. So worst-case scenario – your son or daughter gets a sunburn - what do you do? [More]

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Despite What Tom Brady Says, Drinking Water Does Not Prevent Sunburn

by Will / September, 27 2017 01:30
Tom Brady - yes, the famous Patriots quarterback - has a new book out. In it, he covers a lot including a suggestion that drinking water is a good way to protect your skin from sunburn. Um…can we just say no? Tom is a great quarterback but he is not a healthcare expert. [More]

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Skiing Skin Care

by kelly / February, 15 2017 01:30
There’s nothing better than fresh mountain air on a blue bird day. But a day on the mountain can also do damage to your skin if you’re not careful – think sunburn, windburn and dryness. Thankfully we have some quick hit tips so your day on the slopes can be safe, fun and memorable. [More]

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8 Signs You Got Too Much Sun

by kelly / August, 31 2016 01:30
Hope you all made the most of this summer with lots of beach time, pool cool-downs and outdoor fun. I'm also hoping you used plenty of sunblock and practiced good sun protection. If for some reason you didn't and were overexposed to the sun – look out for these signs to stay safe and healthy. [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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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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Dangers of DIY Sunscreen

by kelly / June, 17 2015 01:30
There is a whole online DIY movement these days. I think in part due to the advent and popularity of great sites like Pinterest and Etsy. I'm a fan of this movement as it can create some really authentic products in our over-marketed environment. However I believe there are limits especially when it comes to sunscreen. I know you might be thinking, well that's convenient, you own a suncare company - but it's not about convenience - it's about safety and effectiveness. All sunscreens are actually a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulated over the counter drug with multiple testing requirements. Additionally there are real dangers with creating your own sunblock. [More]

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Miami Basketball Announcer's Insane Eye Tan - Don't Forget the Sunscreen!

by Will / February, 11 2015 01:30
A while back we brought you the story of PGA Golf Pro Stewart Cink's crazy head tan. Well, turns out he's not the only one who could use a bit more sunscreen in his life. It seems Miami Heat radio announcer Joseph Zagacki forgot to slather up too. Check out those raccoon eyes! [More]

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