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PGA Golf Pro Stewart Cink's Crazy Head Tan Line

by Will / January, 22 2014 01:30
So this week we have something fun to share. Specifically, Stewart Cink's crazy bald headed tan line. Twitter user Ben Taylor captured the image below. Take a look... [More]

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A Bracelet That Measures Sun Exposure? It Exists...

by Will / January, 15 2014 01:30
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) took place last week in Las Vegas. If you're unfamiliar with CES, it's an annual electronics show where all the latest gadgets are debuted from small and large companies alike. It certainly doesn't sound like a place where anything to do with sun safety would come out of. This year, not so, as Netatmo announced their soon to be released JUNE bracelet. [More]

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Winter & Sunscreen - Why It's a Must

by kelly / December, 18 2013 01:30
With winter upon us many of us put the sunscreen in the medicine cabinet until spring. Well, I'm here to say sunscreen should be part of your skin repertoire winter, spring, summer and fall. Let's take a deeper look at winter. [More]

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Hugh Jackman Has Skin Cancer - Says Wear Sunscreen

by Will / December, 11 2013 01:30
Well known for his role as Wolverine, Hugh Jackman recently revealed he had a case of skin cancer. According to his Instagram account Jackamn's wife Deb urged him to have a mark on his nose checked out. Turns out it was basal cell carcinoma, a form of skin cancer. [More]

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Sunscreen Prevents Skin Aging New Research Shows

by Will / November, 20 2013 01:00
Research shows that sunscreen helps prevent skin cancer and now there's also proof that consistent regular use wards off skin aging. So you know all those anti-aging serums out there? Turns out what you really need is a bottle of good ole sunscreen. [More]

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What a Sunscreen's SPF Really Means

by Will / November, 13 2013 01:00
SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor so you'd think it measures how well a sunscreen protects you. However, that's only partially true. There are three kinds of ultraviolet rays that come from the sun: UVA, UVB and UVC. UVC rays don't reach the earth's surface so UVA and UVB are the one's you have to protect yourself from (for a deep discussion see our article "UVA, UVB and UVC Rays: What They Are and How Sunscreen Protects You"). [More]

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UVA, UVB and UVC Rays: What They Are and How Sunscreen Protects You

by Will / November, 6 2013 01:00
At the most basic UVA, UVB and UVC are the ultraviolet rays that reach the earth from the sun and, as the Skin Cancer Foundation says, UVA and UVB rays cause skin cancer, premature aging, wrinkles, sunburn and even eye damage (sunglasses are a good idea!). Luckily the right sunscreen - including Block Island Organics sunscreen - can protect you. Let's explore a little more with a lovely infographic and then additional details. [More]

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New Research Shows Sunscreen Prevents Skin Cancer and Saves Superhero Gene

by Will / October, 23 2013 01:00
The mighty sunscreen protects against skin cancer? That's what research out of Australia shows. It also saves something called the p53 "Superhero" gene which turns out is a pretty darn important gene. [More]

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Toxic Sunscreens Are Killing Our Coral Reefs

by Will / October, 16 2013 01:00
If you vacation in an area with protected coral reefs you might notice that wearing sunscreen in the water is banned outright or that only certain sunscreens are permitted. Why so? Well some research shows that many common ingredients found in the most popular sunscreens bleach and kill coral reefs. Fortunately, Block Island Organics does not use these ingredients. [More]

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How Much Sunscreen Should You Use?

by kelly / October, 9 2013 01:00
Yes there is actually a scientifically recommended amount of sunscreen everyone should use. I never knew this until I started a suncare company! If you are like me you probably slap a little sunblock on, assume you have it covered and go about your day. No real rhyme or reason. However, the reality is most people do not apply anywhere near enough. But don't worry - I'm here to help you with specific info and photos on how much to actually apply. [More]

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