May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and while this month has come to an end, protecting your skin should not. Follow these tips along with a few new updates to take note of, to lower your risk of Melanoma and other skin conditions.
While the initial thought of buying sunscreen seems relatively simple, for first-timers, not so much! There are so many different types of sunscreen with different ingredients and SPF levels–frankly, it can be overwhelming. In order to make an informed decision, you need to know the terms that are used during the marketing and production of sunscreen.
Woo-hoo! Summer is almost here, and you know what that means… finding the best sunscreen to keep you safe for all that fun in the sun! OK, OK, we get it, sun protection isn’t at the forefront of your mind when you think of summer, but it should be!
Unfortunately, for most people, sunscreen is a big ole' pain in the butt! It can be oily, gooey, and time-consuming! What's a girl to do?! Sunscreen mist allows you to get close to or even the same coverage a lot easier and faster than traditional sunscreens.
Where can you find a temporary town erected in the middle of a desert each year? Or where crowds of people arrive for the same goal of appreciating arts and community? To find this, head to Nevada in late summer and take in the Burning Man festival.
It’s recommended that you use sunscreen on your skin, especially your face, every day and apply it whenever you’re going to be in direct sunlight but there are troublesome ingredients in many commercial sunscreens, especially chemical-based ones. The primary FDA-approved sunscreen actives include Oxybenzone, Avobenzone, Octisalate, Octocrylene, Homosalate, and Octinoxate. These chemical ingredients are what protect your skin from sunlight, however, they raise concern because they can actually do more harm than good.
It’s important to keep your skin safe from the sun’s harmful UV rays, which can cause damage and skin aging. Sunburn, hyperpigmentation, sun spots and even skin cancer can happen when you don’t safely protect your skin, so follow these critical sunscreen tips for saving your skin this summer!
With most recent scientific studies warning us of global warming and a compromised ozone layer, is it any wonder that sunscreen companies are scrambling to get their products in front of consumers? Is it any wonder these companies are less than truthful with the public about the effectiveness and safety of their products? And is it such a surprise they are cutting corners with little regard to ACTUAL consumer safety?