UPF – What It Is And Why You Need It!

I’m fair skinned, light eyed and swear I can get sunburned by sitting next to a bright light bulb for too long. So when my husband recommended hiking in the […]

THIS Device Is A Game Changer!

Wouldn’t it be great if we could see danger before it happens? By next Spring we will. A reader (thank you Monica!) recently sent me an article about a camera-like […]

L’Oreal joins the fight against sun damage….

‘Ultraviolet radiation from the sun is responsible for 90% of nonmelanoma skin cancers’ ~ Skin Cancer Foundation Coming on the heels of the FDA proposing minors be banned from indoor […]

This app may save your life….

As we become more aware of the dangers of skin cancer, dermatologist get busier. With the DermCheck App, early detection (or peace of mind) is just a click away. How it […]

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Now there’s no excuse for a sunburn….

iTanSmart is an app that helps take the guesswork out of sun tanning by alerting the user when to get out of the sun before getting burned. It also educates […]

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I’m not getting sun damage if I’m inside all day, right?….

Wrong! The days of thinking we are only getting sun when you are outside all day are over. UVA rays travel through windows. Yes, it’s true. You are being photo-damaged […]

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Be sun savy with June…..

Nope, not the month. According to the Huffington Post – June, created Paris-based company Netatmo, is a piece of jewelry with a sensor that detects UV rays and provides you with […]

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“Americans get more antioxidants from coffee than anything else”

  After seeing that headline, I couldn’t resist. Really? More antioxidants than anywhere else? What about our new love for kale or our old standby – the blueberry? Well, it’s […]

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I can’t have skin cancer……I’m the Wolverine!

Unfortunately, even tough guys get skin cancer. In the United States, more than 3.5 million skin cancers in over two million people are diagnosed annually. Add the stats from around […]