Can you believe it? YOU CAN GET SKIN CANCER ON YOUR EARS! "I find a lot of pre-cancer on the ears," says Howard Murad, M.D., a dermatologist in Los Angeles. "Generally a little more on the left side of the face than the right, because of sun exposure there when we're driving." When I heard this, it BLEW MY MIND. More specifically, as a redheaded, sunscreen-coated former high school runner living in Southern California, it just never occurred to me to apply sunscreen to my ears! I mean, has … [Read more...]
Miranda Kerr’s Smart Safe Sun Tips
Miranda Kerr maintains a wonderful blog through her skincare line, Kora Organics, and just posted the most helpful article on the importance of sun safety! One of our favorite tips: "The truth is, there is no sunscreen that will protect you the way clothing will protect. The Skin Cancer Foundation website recommends a hat with a minimum of a 3-inch brim. Feel free to add a flowing scarf (you can always dampen to help you stay cool) to cover your neck, shoulders and décolletage as well, … [Read more...]
Anyone Feeling a Little Toasty?
This laugh courtesy of Pinterest - don't forget your sunscreen this weekend! Also check out: Protect Your Spray Tan with Waterproof Sunscreen – Here are our Favorites. … [Read more...]
Another Reason To Reach For Your Sunscreen Today
Makeup and moisturizers with sunscreen aren't always enough. We didn't realize this, either. But, according to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), unless your makeup/moisturizer provides broad spectrum sunscreen and is reapplied throughout the day, it isn’t enough protection for all day sun exposure. ASDS continues that it's fine if “you are only walking to your car from work or going into the store…But if you are going to spend a few hours outdoors, then you need to wear a … [Read more...]
Gadgets Team Kona Can’t Wait For
Ladies! The gorgeous bracelet above measures sun exposure! It's true - the device was launched at the 2012 International CES show in Las Vegas, and it syncs with an iOS device to alert users when it's time to go indoors. Also monitors: UV intensity, tracks daily habits and advises on how to better care for your skin. Read all about it at Netatmo's website. We can confidently say that we'll be the first in line for this one! Questions? Ask us on our Facebook Page! Looking for … [Read more...]
Happy National Sunscreen Day! | 7 Sunscreen Tips to Save Your Skin
If there's a holiday RealSelf should definitely celebrate, it's National Sunscreen Day on May 27. Anytime someone asks our doctor community how to prevent wrinkles and other signs of aging, their #1 tip is to wear sunscreen daily.Unfortunately avoiding UV damage isn't always as simple as "my moisturizer has SPF 15." To help you avoid the risks of too much exposure, we turned to dermatologist Dr. Susan Van Dyke and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) to bring you these 7 facts … [Read more...]
Sunless Tanners: Sometimes Being Shady Is A GOOD Thing!
ezShade Sun Protection If you live in the far northern part of the country, it is easy to forget that spring is arriving in the southern states and that now is the time to really pay attention to sun protection. So for the next few weeks I will take each letter in SunAWARE and let you know how to achieve the protection suggested. Starting with A – Avoid unprotected exposure to sunlight, seek shade, and never indoor tan – this blog will discuss ways to seek shade. Most organizations … [Read more...]
Does Your Sunscreen Help Prevent Skin Cancer?
With summer around the corner and Skin Cancer Awareness Month underway, you slather yourself in sunscreen, then relax onto your beach towel. Skin cancer avoided, right? Not necessarily. Although sunscreen is a good tool for blocking harmful ultraviolet rays and thereby limiting the risk of melanoma and other skin cancers, some lotions lack the necessary sun-protection ingredients. Others may cause allergic reactions. If you’re a sun worshiper or work outdoors, it’s important to know the facts … [Read more...]
Melanoma Awareness Month: Keep Your Hair and Scalp Safe
TIPS FOR BEAUTIFUL, SAFE RED HAIR:Redheads, and people with fair skin, are born without the ability to tan and excessive burning and/or exposure to the sun can cause skin cancer. In most cases, you can prevent skin cancer and it’s pretty easy to do so. My number one advice is, if you have fair skin, stay out of the sun. When you have to be in the sun, protect yourself by covering up, wearing a hat, and applying sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30.Many women are so busy applying sunscreen on … [Read more...]
Natalie Jill’s 10 MUST HAVES for a FITTER YOU! Featuring the Kona Tanning Gradual Tanner
10 MUST HAVES for a FITTER YOU!By Natalie Jill On March 16, 2012 · … [Read more...]