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Get the Facts | UV Radiation

Get the Facts | UV Radiation

I have a complex relationship with the sun, as do most of us who are aware of what too much unprotected exposure can do to our bodies. While it can feel warm and comforting, unprotected exposure can damage your skin and over time lead to skin cancer. Because of this, it is important to understand what UV rays are, how they affect us, and how we can live sun-safe alongside them. There are 3 types of …

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Is Tanning Addictive?

Is Tanning Addictive?

It’s no secret that indoor tanning causes premature wrinkles and drastically increases a person’s risk of skin cancer….yet, nearly 30 million people tan indoors in the U.S. annually. Some may claim innocent ignorance, but the overwhelming majority of tanners KNOW the risks, but chose to tan regardless. Why? Quite often the drive for frequent tanners to continue fake-baking is appearance-based, but could there be more to it than this? It has been speculated for years by …

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UV Skinz Style; Beach Hoodie

UV Skinz Style; Beach Hoodie

Today’s feature is from our new 2013 arrivals. The Beach Hoodie is a versatile cover-up that not only provides UV protection, but can also be worn alone as a tunic dress or layered over pants. The hood can be worn to cover your head or bunched to provide extra protection on the back of your neck. The super-soft material will never chafe your skin and is flattering to every body type. See how we styled …

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Sunscreen Made From Ivy

Sunscreen Made From Ivy

Mingjun Zhang is a biomedical engineer at the University of Tennessee who has found that a nano particle in the Ivy plant that helps it cling to a fence, also absorbs uv radiation. In past posts I have shared the possibility of scientist using hippo sweat in sunscreen, but Ivy is the perfect non toxic and organic alternative to the metal particles in commercial sunscreens. It’s a great discovery if sunscreens could be made truly …

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