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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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3 Skin Care Myths – Critical Mistakes Everyone Makes

by kelly / September, 6 2017 01:30
It’s back to school time, almost fall and a perfect time to revisit your skin care routine. There is so much information out there today on skin care it’s hard to know what’s good vs. bad and what works for your particular skin. However, there is some advice that is universally wrong. Here are three important skin care myths I often see. [More]

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New Tiny Beads Might Save Reefs from Chemical Sunscreens

by Will / August, 30 2017 01:30
A little bit of oxybenzone, a very common chemical UV filter found in sunscreens (not ours!), can kill coral reefs. Not only do the reefs die but also the ecosystem they support can fade away too. It’s why states like Hawaii are trying to pass legislation to ban sunscreens with oxybenzone. Encouragingly, researchers from the University of Puerto Rico are working on a fix (of course, switching to an all-mineral sunscreen like ours would help too). [More]

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4 Crucial Suncare Tips Doctors Give Their Friends

by kelly / August, 16 2017 01:30
Ever wonder what the experts think about your skin and the sun? Well we’ve rounded up some sound advice from some top doctors across the country. It’s not only advice they give to their patients but also to friends and family – so you know it’s not only helpful but also meaningful! [More]

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Why Homemade Sunscreen is a No

by kelly / August, 2 2017 01:30
Let me get right to it – homemade sunscreen is a don’t. I’m not saying this just because I own a skin care company that specializes in mineral sunscreen but because it is dangerous to your skin plain & simple. [More]

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10 Big Sunscreen Mistakes We All Make and What to Do Instead

by Will / July, 26 2017 01:30
It’s easy – grab a bottle of sunscreen, slap a bit on and you’re good to go – right? Well…maybe. There are a number of common mistakes everyone makes but follow these tips and it really can be as simple as it sounds. [More]

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A Base Tan Will Protect My Skin, Right?

by Will / July, 12 2017 01:30
The short answer – no, a base tan is not a way to protect your skin from the sun. As dermatologist Dr. Lisa Chipps said to the Skin Cancer Foundation “…just as there’s no safe amount of smoking, you can’t get a little safe tan. The damage it does, even if it’s just a bit here and there, adds up over time and contributes to overall aging as well as skin cancer.” [More]

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Applying Sunscreen, Here’s the Spots You Probably Missed

by kelly / June, 21 2017 01:30
I’m sure many of you are diligently applying sunscreen to your face and body before heading out this summer. Year-round too ☺. But there are definitely spots that most people (including myself) often forget. Not to worry I’ve got you covered with a list of the spots to not forget that you can use as an easy reminder. [More]

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Protecting Your Eyes from Skin Cancer and Other Sun Damages

by kelly / May, 31 2017 01:30
Your eyes need protection from the sun as much as the rest of your body. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, eyelid skin cancers – yes there is such a thing - account for 5-10% of all skin cancers. As part of our on-going series to support Skin Cancer Awareness month this May – here’s why and how to keep your eyes safe from skin cancer, cancer and other damages this summer and all year long. [More]

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EWG Names Block Island Organics A Top Sunscreen & SPF Moisturizer for the Third Year in A Row

by kelly / May, 24 2017 12:17
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has once again picked our two suncare products as a Best Beach & Sport Sunscreen and Best Moisturizer with SPF in their annual Guide to Sunscreens. [More]

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