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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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8 Tips for Protecting Your Kids from Skin Cancer

by kelly / May, 17 2017 01:30
I know it may sound odd but kids are also at risk of skin cancer. In fact, 40-60% of sun exposure occurs before the age of 20. Thus it’s important for adolescents to start good sun protection habits sooner rather than later. In our on-going series to support Skin Cancer Awareness month this May – here’s info and advice on protecting kids and preventing adolescent skin cancer. As a soon to be mom I’m definitely going to be practicing these tips myself! [More]

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Detecting Skin Cancer – Spot It and Stop It

by kelly / May, 10 2017 01:30
If you can spot skin cancer, you can stop it. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation skin cancer is the easiest cancer to cure if detected and treated early. So here’s some tips on how best to spot skin cancer with regular self-exams as part of our on-going series to support Skin Cancer Awareness month this May. [More]

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Skin Cancer Awareness – Facts and Prevention

by kelly / May, 3 2017 01:30
Prevention is always much easier and less expensive to deal with than treatment. So in honor of May being skin cancer awareness month – here are some facts and tips from the Skin Cancer Foundation to help prevent skin cancer. Fortunately, according to the foundation skin cancer is highly preventable and treatable if detected early. [More]

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Melanoma Monday – Spot Skin Cancer

by kelly / May, 1 2017 01:30
It’s May everyone! May marks the beginning of summer and is also skin cancer awareness month. It all kicks off on May 1, today, with Melanoma Monday – a day to promote awareness of the most serious form of skin cancer brought to us by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). Over the course of this month we’ll be providing tips, research and advice on spotting and preventing skin cancer. [More]

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