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Are Sunscreens for Kids and Babies Different from Adult Ones?

by kelly / June, 3 2020 01:30
Have you ever picked up a baby branded sunscreen and wondered if you could use it on your skin? Or have you only had a sunscreen not branded baby or kids on hand and wondered if you could use it on your little one? The answer is generally yes, you can use an adult sunscreen on kids and vice versa. Here’s why… [More]

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What SPF Do You Need?

by kelly / May, 27 2020 01:30
Wearing sunscreen or an SPF product is a MUST every day of the year. I hope that’s a given. But, as all SPFs are not created equal, what exact SPF level do you need? Well we’ve got the expert recommendations. [More]

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How Often Should You Apply Sunscreen? Only in the Morning?

by kelly / May, 13 2020 01:30
I wake up every morning and my skin care routine is the same – wash my face, apply moisturizer, and then apply sunscreen. Sunscreen is a must in my mornings; just like brushing my teeth. I’m sure many people, like me, apply sunscreen in the morning before they head out but do you need to reapply? The answer is yes. [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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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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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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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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Want to Slow Skin Aging? A Recent Study Could Be Key

by kelly / January, 22 2020 01:30
The number one skin concern for many is aging skin. It happens to all of us and it’s nothing to be ashamed of but I understand why many of us want to slow it down. How do we do that? Well, understanding how and why our skin ages is key. So key that a recent study from Tokyo Medical and Dental University in Japan investigating just that found some exciting new potential anti-aging compounds. [More]

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