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Protecting Your Eyes in the Sun

by kelly / June, 11 2014 01:30
Summer is here and the Polar Vortex is gone! It’s been so nice to have sunshine and to be able to spend some weekends out and about, enjoying the weather. Of course I make sure to wear sunscreen every day and I might even put on a higher SPF in the summertime, as I tend to spend more time out in the sun than in the winters. I’m well covered on my face and body but one part I tend to neglect at times are my eyes. Yes your eyes need protection from the sun as well. [More]

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Finding the Right Swimsuit for Your Body Type

by kelly / May, 21 2014 01:30
Last week I provided some tips and tricks for swimsuit shopping. Summer and sunshine are getting closer and closer and I'm sure many of you are excited for the sun, like I am, after the brutal winter. A beach trip or dip in the outdoor pool is right around the corner! So this week I want to provide some quick hit tips I researched to help you find the best swimsuit size and fit based on your body shape. I hope my information will make shopping for a swimsuit a bit easier for you. [More]

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7 Tips for Swimsuit Shopping

by kelly / May, 14 2014 01:30
It's the time of year again - the time of year when I come out of hibernation and have to actually groom my body again. It's summertime and that means swimsuit season. Ugh. I prefer turtle neck and wool pants seasons where I can keep my body hidden and unkempt. Ok was that too much information? No really I love the summer and sunshine, I do run a suncare company, I just dread swimsuit season and shopping for one. [More]

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10 Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Skin Cancer

by kelly / May, 7 2014 01:30
May is an important month for us here at Block Island Organics because it's Skin Cancer Awareness month. In honor of this month we wanted to offer a few tips we compiled from the Skin Cancer Foundation, the Center for Disease Control and the American Cancer Society to help prevent skin cancer. [More]

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Top 5 Beaches Around the World

by kelly / April, 23 2014 01:30
Will and I recently got engaged and I've been thinking, well really avoiding wedding planning. Mainly I've been researching places I want to travel to, using wedding planning as a ruse. My dream wedding / vacation would be something abroad on a beautiful and sunny white sand beach with crystal blue water. I'm secretly hoping to win the lottery to pay for it and hire someone to plan it. Nevertheless, in my research I've come across several rankings for the best beaches in the world. I can't let all my research go to waste! [More]

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Sun Protection Tips for Babies and Kids

by kelly / April, 2 2014 01:30
I wish I started using sunscreen as a child. I didn't become a daily sunscreen user until my 30s and the effects of sun damage are cumulative. So parents, it's really important to start protecting your kids from the sun from day one. Yes - day one. Trust me, they will thank you later on in life when they have no fine lines, wrinkles or skin damage in their 40s! [More]

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My 5 Keys to Healthy Skin

by kelly / March, 19 2014 01:30
Even though I'm 35, sometimes I'm asked for ID when I go out. I pretend to be insulted but it kind of feels good when someone says it. Ha! I think I'm asked is because I've kept my skin in good shape over the years. Once in a while my friends even ask how I keep my skin looking young. It's probably a testament to my mom's nagging, okay, loving advice for 35 years! She taught me a few key things that I think help everyday. [More]

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Sunny Travels: San Francisco, Napa Valley and Sonoma County

by kelly / March, 11 2014 01:30
Welcome to the first in our Sunny Travels series where we take you on our around the world adventures. At Block Island Organics we like to travel around to find fun destinations with some sun and share these experiences with you. Hopefully our trips will inspire you to share your own - we are always looking for new places to visit. Of course we never forget to apply on sunscreen wherever we go! This past week the Block Island Organics team went to San Francisco, Napa Valley and Sonoma County. [More]

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Powerful Skin Cancer Survivors Video: Dear 16 Year Old Me - Use Sunscreen

by kelly / March, 5 2014 01:30
I wish I knew about the importance of sunscreen back in my teens and the role the sun plays in aging and skin cancer. Sometimes I wish that I could go back in time and impart all the knowledge and information I have today on my younger self. Of course this dream would go beyond just imparting sunscreen knowledge! Nevertheless, the David Cornfield Melanoma Fund shot this awesome video featuring Melanoma survivors giving advice to their 16 year old selves. [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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