Tag Archives: sunburn

HOW LONG UNTIL YOU BURN – What’s Your Skin Type?

People with fair skin are more likely to sunburn than are people with dark skin. That’s because people with darker skin have more melanin, which offers some protection from sunburn but not from UV-induced skin damage. Skin color is determined … Continue reading

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3 More States Say “Ban The Tan!”

In the summer of 2013 Illinois, Nevada and Texas voted in legislation to restrict access to indoor tanning salons for minors which will take effect this year. According to statistics from the skin cancer foundation in cases of melanoma diagnosed … 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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‘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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Certain Dog Breeds Do Need Sun Protection – Does Your Pooch Make The List?

We love our pets; we buy special foods, lots of healthy treats and of course shower them with fun toys. I take my pups everywhere I go and though I am always prepared for anything it’s easy to forget that … Continue reading

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