Tag Archives: UV

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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‘Ginger Gene’ Discovered!

We are often spotted on holiday cowering underneath paddling-pool sized sun hats having turned ourselves Marcelle Marceau white under layers of suncream. But we flame haired folks can trace our  heritage back to the first intrepid explorers that traveled  from … 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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Should I Use “2 in 1″ Sunscreen And Insect Repellent Or Separate Products?

When preparing for a beautiful summer hike most likely you’ll have sunscreen and insect repellent in your handy backpack or a combination cream including both ingredients. Any time we can reduce the number of items we need to bring along … Continue reading

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Planning Your Landscaping – Which Are The Best Trees For Shade?

At the end of last year we took out our massive Ficus tree as it’s thirsty roots were a danger to our plumbing, and its weighty branches and even bigger danger to ours and our neighbors houses. However this will … Continue reading

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Phew It’s going to be another scorcher – Beat the Heat FREE this weekend

It’s going to get HOT again this weekend but as we are expecting CARmageddon there’s no chance of us heading out to the beach. Not to worry we’ll be enjoying the cool shade of one of our local museums FREE this … Continue reading

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