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Sun Safety Tips for the 4th of July

by kelly / July, 4 2018 01:30
Happy 4th everyone! If you’re heading to the beach or to a BBQ today make sure you’re staying safe in that hot sun. Here’s a quick refresher to stay protected this holiday so that the only fireworks you’re watching are in the sky and not on your skin. [More]

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Are All Skin Tones Susceptible to Skin Cancer? Yes…

by kelly / June, 20 2018 01:30
There is a misconception that those with darker skin tones are not at risk of skin cancer. Unfortunately skin cancer doesn’t discriminate by race, ethnicity, age or gender, as the sun is color-blind. In fact, according to a 2016 study in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology melanoma (a form of skin cancer) is more deadly in people of color. [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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Sunscreen Application Tips 101

by kelly / May, 30 2018 01:30
You gotta wear sunscreen. Your skin needs it to stay healthy and to prevent wrinkles, fine lines, age spots and skin cancer. Sunscreen is your best weapon bar none! But if you’re not applying it correctly, it won’t be as effective. Don’t worry we’re here for you with the how to apply basics to make your sunscreen work for you. [More]

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EWG Names Block Island Organics a Best Sunscreen & SPF Moisturizer for Four Years Running

by kelly / May, 23 2018 01:30
We’re proud to announce the Environmental Working Group (EWG) once again named our products a Best Beach & Sport Sunscreen and a Best Moisturizer with SPF in the 2018 release of their annual Guide to Sunscreens. Quality sun protection is so important to us. [More]

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Treat Sunscreen Like Toothpaste? Yup!

by kelly / May, 16 2018 01:30
Yes, that’s right, treat sunscreen like toothpaste - make it daily habit. That is great advice I heard from a doctor. Why? Because unfortunately skin cancer is on the rise, one of the best skin cancer preventions is sunscreen, and studies show treating sunblock like toothpaste makes you much more likely to use it daily. [More]

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Hawaii Bans Chemical Sunscreens – Find Hope in Mineral Sunscreens

by kelly / May, 9 2018 01:30
Hawaii became the first state to pass a bill banning the sale of chemical sunscreens that contribute to the destruction of coral reefs. It’s interesting timing considering May is Skin Cancer Awareness month. But don’t worry, that doesn’t mean you have to get sunburned in Hawaii. Look to mineral only sunscreens (like ours ☺) that don’t harm coral reefs and keep your skin safe in the sun. [More]

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Can an Ultra-Thin Sunscreen Save our Coral Reefs?

by kelly / April, 11 2018 01:30
Coral reefs are facing the threat of extinction. Increasing water temperatures and UV exposure are really damaging our reefs. For instance, last year experts declared large sections of the Great Barrier Reef dead. While all this is a bit depressing, help is on the way. Scientists in Australia came up with a sunscreen – different from what you’re probably thinking – to protect our reefs. [More]

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Baby Sunscreen a Must – Crucial New Medical Guidelines

by kelly / March, 28 2018 01:30
There are milestones in every baby’s life: crawling, walking, talking, and now you can add wearing sunscreen. The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) just updated their recommendation – parents should know children as young as 6 months must wear sunscreen. [More]

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Is Applying Sunscreen Before or After Your Moisturizer Better?

by kelly / March, 21 2018 01:30
No matter what you gotta wear sunscreen everyday. It’s by far the best thing you can do for your skin. As Dr. Samer Jaber of Washington Square Dermatology explains so eloquently: “It doesn’t matter how much money you spend on oils or retinol and vitamin C. If you’re not getting good sun protection, you’re wasting your money.” [More]

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