- June 30th, 2014
- April 30th, 2014
Sizzle. Scorch. Seethe. These are just a few of the many words we use when our skin burns from the sun’s rays. Although most people are trying to get a tan, those UV rays are actually damaging skin cells. That damage can lead to premature aging, a weakened immune system, and, worse, skin cancer.Seven tips for the ultimate skin protectionBy Amy Vergin
- April 30th, 2014
A recent study took fifty 11th grade students and put them into groups. They then showed one of two educational videos. One talked about melanoma while the other explained premature aging from lack of sunscreen. Within six weeks after the viewing, students that saw the premature aging video applied sunblock three times as often as the other study group.
- March 31st, 2014
Sun exposure is one of the primary causes of skin damage and aging. The free radicals created by the sun’s rays can damage just about all the structures of your skin, thereby accelerating the aging process and causing fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots.The secret is antioxidantsBy Linda Miles, LAc, DOM
- March 1st, 2014
It’s springtime and that means spring break! Many spring break destinations are somewhere tropical or snowy. In either situation, it’s important to use your sunscreen. You can get burned no matter the temperature. So suit up (ski or swim—your choice) and take these tips with you.
- January 1st, 2014
>> Put sunscreen on 15 minutes before going outdoors.
>> When selecting a sunscreen, choose a product that has an SPF of 30 or greater with broad-spectrum (UVA and UVB) protection.
>> Make sunscreen a part of your ski-gear bag so you always have it with you.
- September 30th, 2013
A new generation of sunscreen protection has begun! A new UVA/UVB sunscreen mimics the natural protection the corals in the Great Barrier Reef receive—this new science is being produced in a collection of 48 sunscreen filters. Keep an eye out for these to hit consumer shelves in the next few years.
- May 31st, 2013
“I remember back in the old days, when bacon, eggs, and sunshine were good for you.”
--Author’s grandfather, Warren SwensonReexamining our relationship with the sunBy Adam Swenson
- March 31st, 2013
Why is it that skin cancer develops in one out of every five people, yet tanned and sunscreen-less bodies are regularly strewn about every beach each summer? If you are late to the game, here is a collection of sun and skincare tips to get you through this summer unharmed.
What is sunburn?Avoid the biggest sun mistakesBy Amy Vergin
- May 31st, 2012
Red, irritated, and burnt skin—once the damage has been done, there’s no turning back. This being said, choosing the right sunscreen for your needs is important. Here are a few quality sunscreens.
Kid/Baby SunscreenNever get caught unprepared in the sun again!