64 articles Tag sunburn

Does Sunscreen Expire?

All sunscreens expire, but some faster than others. If you have a bottle or tube of sunscreen stashed away in an beach bag from last Summer you might want to check for an expiration date.  Some sunscreens are designed to remain at their original strength for up to 3 years. They may include an expiration date, indicating a date when they are no longer effective. If you buy sunscreen and it does not have an …

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From: Rhonda Sparks, Founder of UV Skinz …To: You

Greetings UV Skinz Fans …   I am so excited to be able to share with you all of our new product offerings on our newly revamped website!  Most people don’t realize the amount of time, energy, creativity, curiosity, and organizational juices that must go into the apparel production process and the design of a website (especially one that must track inventory!).  If you don’t believe me, go ahead and check out the clothes you …

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Don’t Fry Day

Today is “Don’t Fry Day!” The Friday before Memorial Day is coined “Don’t Fry Day” in hopes that people will take the extra precautions to practice safe sun protection habits. It’s the weekend when many of us will be hitting the beaches, having picnics at the park and just enjoying the outdoors and long holiday weekend. Keep you and your family safe and let the world know you are by taking the ”Don’t Fry Day” Pledge! …

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UV Skinz 6th Annual “My First Skinz” Campaign in Honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month

UV Skinz 6th Annual “My First Skinz” Campaign in Honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Today marks the start of our 6th Annual “My First Skinz” Campaign in honor of  National Skin Cancer Awareness Month. You will probably hear a lot about how to protect yourself from this treatable disease. You will see a lot of pictures and diagrams about the statistics of skin cancer and the signs to look for. You will most likely be told to cover-up, wear sunscreen, stay out of the sun at certain times of …

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Wordless Wednesday…Pretty in Pink

Wordless Wednesday…Pretty in Pink
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Preparing your child (and yourself) for a Dermatologist Appointment

Preparing your child (and yourself) for a Dermatologist Appointment

The number of Caucasian children 18 and under (as young as 2-years-old) who develop Melanoma is on the rise. From 1973-2009 more than 1200 children were diagnosed with Melanoma. Diagnoses like these have shown an increase of 2% a year. Melanoma is an the most aggressive form of skin cancer. If caught early there is a good chance of survival, but if left to spread it can be deadly. What could cause childhood Melanoma? Sun sensitivity disorders …

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Prevention News: Teens Create A Sunscreen Reminder

Prevention News: Teens Create A Sunscreen Reminder

These two New Zealand teens have created a visual reminder to reapply sunscreen in hopes that their efforts will raise awareness about skin cancer and Melanoma.  Danielle Watt and Sarah Mount are participating in a school program called Young Enterprise. Taking sun safety into their own hands they created the Exposure Band, which looks like a rubber watch. The Exposure Band is a sensor that changes color when the wearer needs to apply more sunscreen. When …

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Soldiers Reprimanded for Accidental Sunburns

Soldiers Reprimanded for Accidental Sunburns

Marcie Birk, a Health Educator  with the U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine reported on recreational and  occupational exposure to the sun. Occupational sun exposure increases a persons risk of skin cancer  by 43-77%.  Many soldiers are usually exposed to harmful rays all the time,  by default of their occupation. Soldiers can be exposed to many hours of UV radiation during unit and individual training. They are encouraged to take the proper sun …

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Wordless Wednesday…Is it Spring Break yet?

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Wordless Wednesday…Caption this!

Wordless Wednesday…Caption this!
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