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How Much Sunscreen Should You Apply? Check Out This Handy Graphic

Remember most sunscreens need to be applied 20-30 minutes BEFORE going out in the sun, that’s how long it takes for them to START working. Sunscreen must be reapplied EVERY 2 hours, more often after swimming, sweating or Toweling off

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Uh oh – Bad Idea Ellen

I like Ellen, I like her show but I just saw this invitation on the show’s website and think it really sends the wrong message. “Send Us Your Bad Sunburn Photos!” I know this is meant in the spirit of … Continue reading

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Oh Glow You Don’t! – Why You Should Embrace Your Pale Perfection This Season

Whether you sunbath all day at the beach in summer or spend only a few minutes on a sun bed to bring a glow to your skin in winter tanning is harmful to your health. Tanning is  caused by harmful … Continue reading

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Waiting to exhale- FDA Bans Loose Powder SPF

Not only should you not rely on your mineral make up for sun protection but it may actually be harmful to your health is the message from the FDA. The problem is that users cannot know if they are applying … Continue reading

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Sun Tan Myths Exposed – #1 Melanomas form only on sun exposed spots

MYTH: melanomas form only on sun exposed spots FACT: face, neck, legs & back are the most likely place to develop melanomas however they can also develop on areas that are far less often exposed to the Sun, such as … Continue reading

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Protect Your Skin From UV Damage, 1 Leaf At A Time

Lettuce has long been known as a powerful flab fighter but did you know it also packs above its weight when it comes to combating the sun’s powerful UV rays? Lettuce comes in 4 main types:  crisp head (iceberg and … Continue reading

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From Ouch to Ahhhh – Great Ways to Treat Sunburn

I know that usually you are very good about sun protection but even the most sun savvy of use sometimes find ourselves looking like a lobster after a long day at the beach, it hurts and you need relief now! … Continue reading

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Would You Buy A Sunscreen That Warned You To Avoid The Sun For A WEEK?

By now more and more of us are aware that we have to wait up to half an hour for our sunscreens to start working, but what if you had to WAIT A WEEK before going out in the sun! … Continue reading

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How Often Should You Reapply Sunscreen?

Skin Cancer awareness month helps us to focus on the details.  You may use sunscreen every time you go out, but do you know how long it protects you?  The time between apply and re-apply may be shorter then you … Continue reading

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Spray Sunscreen – Is It Safe?

Sunscreens that come in a spray can seem like a pretty great idea; you can spray an even layer onto the skin and reach areas that you couldn’t otherwise reach, such as your back. However, when you use a spray … Continue reading

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