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Can Your Skin Reveal Your Overall Health

by kelly / February, 9 2022 01:30
Your skin is your largest organ and it can surprisingly reveal a lot about your overall health. Dermatologists can tell a lot about your lifestyle and habits by looking at your skin. It’s kind of interesting that they are able to know so much about us without even talking to us. Here’s what they can tell… [More]

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Even Elmo Wears Sunscreen

by kelly / January, 19 2022 01:30
Elmo and friends have a message for everyone at the start of the New Year - “everyone needs to wear sunscreen.” Yes, this month Sesame Street promoted this awesome message! Hey I can’t help myself, as one of the owners of Block Island Organics, I’m excited that one of my favorite tv shows is talking about the importance of sun protection. So how did this all come about… [More]

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Maui Aims to Ban ALL Chemical Sunscreens

by kelly / December, 8 2021 01:30
Recently the Maui County Council unanimously passed a bill to prohibit the sale, distribution, and use of ALL chemical sunscreens – making it the most aggressive ban on chemical sunscreens in America. This ban was an effort by Maui to protect its island and marine environment. Don’t worry mineral sunscreens will still be allowed and in fact the only type of sunscreen you can use on the island. [More]

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How To Build A Skin Care Routine

by kelly / November, 3 2021 01:30
Today we’re overwhelmed with images and videos of people promoting a parade of products and how tos – promising perfect and glowy skin across social media. It’s hard to not be overwhelmed by all this information and to know how many and which products to use. In our opinion it’s always best to go the real experts – the dermatologists. They study and understand skin, ingredients, and how your body and skin work together. So I listen to them to find out the true basics of a good skin care routine beyond all the marketing and social clutter. [More]

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New Sunscreen Rules Proposed by the Food & Drug Administration

by kelly / October, 13 2021 01:30
If you have a high SPF chemical sunscreen in your cabinet you might need to replace it soon. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing new requirements that may affect if your chemical sunscreen is considered safe (all-mineral sunscreens like ours are considered safe), what the max SPF level is, and if it truly protects you against all UV rays like ours do. So what are these new updates and how do you buy the right sunscreen – well we’ve got you covered. [More]

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Why Dermatologists Are Critical In Our Lives

by kelly / September, 22 2021 01:30
Your skin is the largest organ on your body. It’s your body’s first line of defense against disease and it protects all your other organs. That’s why having a dermatologist in your life is important. And dermatologists don’t just check our skins – they can perform skin surgery and identify and treat over 3000 conditions that affect our skin, hair, and nails. There’s a lot more to dermatologists than you think… [More]

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An NFL Coach Defends Against Skin Cancer

by kelly / September, 8 2021 01:30
The NFL season is upon us once again. It’s also my husband and co-founder’s favorite time of year. With the NFL season comes a lot of time out in the sun for players and coaches. Just like us, they need to be mindful of sun damage. In fact, one big time coach learned the hard way about the importance of sun protection when one of his mentors passed from skin cancer. [More]

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Free Skin Cancer Screening Coming to A City Near You

by kelly / September, 1 2021 01:30
Very few things in life are free. And if it’s free I tend to be a little suspicious. Well that’s not the case with this awesome program organized by the Skin Cancer Foundation. From August through November the Skin Cancer Foundation will be traveling to 21 communities across the United States and offering free skin cancer screenings and education programs! [More]

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Thailand Bans Chemical Sunscreens

by kelly / August, 25 2021 01:30
If you’re planning a trip to Thailand you might want to reconsider the sunscreen you pack. Thailand recently banned sunscreens containing any combination of four chemical UV filters that are considered harmful to coral reefs. [More]

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Cat-Rat Reminds Us to Put On Our Sunscreen

by kelly / August, 19 2021 01:30
Who is Cat-Rat you might be asking? Well he’s one of the furry friends on my daughter’s favorite TV show right now. The show is called Gabby’s Dollhouse and streams on Netflix. Its second season just came out this month. Of course my four year old is ecstatic. I was excited to watch the new season with her especially when I saw Cat-Rat remind one of the other characters on the show to wear sunscreen! [More]

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