Tag Archives: sun damage

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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Skin Cancer Awareness Month -Find Out Which Household Items Can Help Detect Skin Cancer

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and despite sunscreen sales being higher than ever before so are skin cancer rates,  more than two million Americans each year are diagnosed, a number that is rising rapidly. The good news  is it’s … 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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Call the Dermatologist – It’s Time for a Skin Check

Summer officially ended on September 21, although here in LA the temperature is still in the 80s with the UV rating of 8 (UV Index reading of 8 to 10 means very high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure) … Continue reading

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Bug Eyed At The Beach – Protecting Your Eyes from Sun Damage

Between May and October we go to the beach most weekends and whilst I thoroughly enjoy my time swimming and boogie boarding in the ocean I frequently find at the end of the day my eyes are sore from the … Continue reading

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SALE EXTENDED THROUGH SUNDAY – It’s Still Summer & UV Is still HIGH!

ADDITIONAL ITEMS JUST ADDED! Just because the kids have gone back to school it doesn’t mean you can stop the sun protection. Some of the highest temperatures are recorded in September  when UV levels are still extremely high. Want to … Continue reading

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Sunny Sleevez – It’s Still Summer SALE!

Just because the kids have gone back to school it doesn’t mean you can stop the sun protection. Some of the highest temperatures are recorded in September  when UV levels are still extremely high. Want to SAVE $ and SAVE … Continue reading

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When Skin + Bright Red is a Good Thing!

It used to be that when I thought of tomatoes and skin I generally thought of the unattractive pink hue that my skin turns after a small amount of sun exposure. However a German study found that women who ate 40 grams … Continue reading

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Sun Tan Myths Exposed – #2 Sun Beds Are Safer Than Sunbathing

Fact:Sun lamps used in tanning beds emit doses of  UVA as much as 12 times that of the sun!  Tanning booths primarily emit UVA, according to the skin cancer foundation UVA, penetrates the skin more deeply than UVB, has long … Continue reading

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