- April 1st, 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.
- October 1st, 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.
- June 1st, 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
- April 1st, 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
- June 1st, 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!
When it comes to protecting your skin from damaging UV rays, what you don't know can really hurt you. Dull, blotchy skin; coarse skin texture; broken blood vessels; and premature wrinkling are among the top five skin damaging effects of daily exposure, not to mention the risk of melanoma and pre-cancerous lesions.
- July 27th, 2011
Gone are the days when I used to bake by the pool like a hot potato. No shirt, no shoes, no wrinkles, no worries. Youthful and vibrant, I never thought much about protecting my skin from its future fate (called aging). Or, for that matter, the inevitable impact that skin cancer could possibly have on my life—in a more convenient, post-dated era, of course.You can still have fun in the sun and keep your skin safe by choosing the right sunscreen.By Cara Lucas
- June 1st, 2010
Choosing the best sunscreen can be tougher than finding the perfect swimsuit. With hundreds of options available, should you reach for a product labeled “nano-free,” “all-day protection,” or “SPF 700”? Plus, terms like SPF, UVA, and UVB can have you swimming in a sea of acronyms before you even hit the water.What you need to know to have a burn-free summer.By Lindsey Galloway