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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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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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Women Who Use Sunscreen Are Exceptional Skin Agers According to New Study

by kelly / February, 22 2017 01:30
Sunscreen is the best anti-aging weapon. Numerous studies, the American Academy of Dermatology, the Skin Cancer Foundation and major fashion magazines (like Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar) all support this point. Adding another one to the books is a new study that found women who use sunscreen are more likely to be exceptional skin agers when compared to women who almost never do. [More]

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Supermodel Molly Sims Raises Skin Cancer Awareness for the Claire Marie Foundation

by kelly / September, 7 2016 01:30
About a month ago we shared a story about a skin cancer public service announcement (PSA) that the cast of The Big Bang Theory did for a young fan that passed from the disease. You can find the inspiring story here. The PSA was shot in support of the Claire Marie Foundation, the namesake organization started by the mother of the young fan to honor her death and raise awareness of adolescent skin cancer. About a week ago the Claire Marie Foundation teamed up with actress and model Molly Sims for another outstanding PSA. [More]

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8 Signs You Got Too Much Sun

by kelly / August, 31 2016 01:30
Hope you all made the most of this summer with lots of beach time, pool cool-downs and outdoor fun. I'm also hoping you used plenty of sunblock and practiced good sun protection. If for some reason you didn't and were overexposed to the sun – look out for these signs to stay safe and healthy. [More]

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UVA Rays: What They Are and How to Fight Skin Aging & Damage

by kelly / August, 10 2016 01:30
The sun can be our friend and our foe. It provides warmth and life but also emits ultraviolet rays (UV rays) that cause all kinds of skin damage - wrinkles, sunspots, discoloration and even skin cancer. In fact UV rays are responsible for 80% of all skin aging. UV rays come in three different forms: UVA, UVB and UVC. All are naked to the human eye. Let's break down UVA rays a bit more. We'll get into the other rays in the next round. [More]

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Survey Says - 98% of Millennial Women Are Aware of the Dangers of Tanning yet Still Do It, Why?

by kelly / July, 13 2016 01:30
Why is it that we sometimes enjoy things that are bad for us? According to a new survey conducted by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) - 98% of women ages 18-34 understand that they are at risk of skin cancer when they tan - yet they still soak in the sun and use tanning beds. [More]

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The Dangerous Truths of Indoor Tanning

by kelly / January, 6 2016 01:30
Recently at a party I overheard a friend say they needed to head to a tanning salon to get some winter color. It almost gave me a heart attack. Ok, I may be exaggerating but my heart really did break. Hearing someone say that might be the worst thing I could hear and more importantly, it's one of the worst things you can do for your skin. It causes premature aging and even skin cancer. Just say NO to indoor tanning! [More]

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Want Your Teen to Use Sunscreen? Skin Aging Info More Effective than Skin Cancer Study Says

by kelly / February, 19 2014 01:30
Getting teenagers to use sunscreen can be a daunting task. It's not something they (or even most people) come to daily. Plus things like tanning beds and that "healthy glow" are a part of many teen lives. Yet daily sunblock use beginning early in life is the best thing they can do for their skin. It protects against both premature skin aging and skin cancer. So what motivates teens to use sunscreen? A recent study thought to answer just that... [More]

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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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