Is Your Skin Ready for More Time Outdoors?

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SkinHealth-webAs we look forward to warmer weather and enjoying more time outside, it is wise to first consider what that means for our health, especially our skin.

While sunlight, or more specifically its ultraviolet B rays, is important for boosting our skin cells’ ability to produce vitamin D, it is only needed in small doses. A fair-skinned person in shorts and a tank top, unprotected by sunscreen, soaking in the midday summer sun for just 10 minutes can produce about 10,000 international units of vitamin D[i] — well above the 600-800 IU daily intake recommended by the Institute of Medicine.[ii] Continue reading “Is Your Skin Ready for More Time Outdoors?”

5 Tips for Stylish and Safe Summer Skin Care

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9,199: the number of people in the United States who lost their battle with skin cancer in 2009. The Center for Disease Control reported in the same year more than 60,000 Americans received a skin cancer diagnosis. Continue reading “5 Tips for Stylish and Safe Summer Skin Care”

3 Golden Rules for Glowing Summer Skin

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A painful sunburn isn’t how you want to remember a day at the pool. Unfortunately, getting sunburned is much more common that it ought to be. Even minor sunburns can be dangerous. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, the perfect time for some simple sun reminders. Continue reading “3 Golden Rules for Glowing Summer Skin”