Sun Protection

Babies in the Sun Need to be Protected

When it comes to going outside, I always preach sunscreen, hats, long sleeves, and all around sun protection. But did you know that there are specific recommendations for sun protection in babies? Like with many things, babies are more fragile. Their immune systems and bodies aren’t fully developed yet. Babies are more susceptible to the sun’s harmful rays than adults. This is because babies don’t have as much melanin in their skin as adults. Melanin is what gives skin its color. People with darker skin colors have more melanin and are more protected from the sun. Even one sunburn in […]

A Shot of Sunscreen A Day Keeps the Doctor Away

SHOTS, SHOTS, SHOTS! I’m not talking about the alcoholic kind, the kind that fire from guns, or the act of taking a picture. I’m talking about the one recommendation from the dermatology community that we all ignore. Who reading this can say they’ve ever applied a shot glass full of sunscreen before? I know you think you’ve put on that much before, but I’m here to tell you it’s not possible unless you measured it out. I had no idea how much sunscreen I would have to be applying onto the surface of my body to use up 1 ounce […]

Other Ways To Protect Skin From Sun

I’m a big fan of sunscreen for sun protection. However, sunscreen isn’t perfect and it’s still allowing some of the sun’s ray to reach your skin. Cue the other ways to protect skin from sun that are going to block close to 100% of the sun without the oily sunscreen skin. You can combine these methods for even better results. Try implementing one of these changes at a time, and reap the rewards of healthy outdoor living. Ways To Protect Skin From Sun Other Than Sunscreen Stay Indoors Move to Transylvania and adopt a sun-averse lifestyle. This may be harder […]

How to Read A Sunscreen Label with Simple Infographic

How do sunscreen labels work? Are you clueless on how to read a sunscreen label? Do you want to be informed and confident when choosing the best sunscreen? This page will answer all of the questions you may have on how to read a sunscreen label and how to pick the best sunscreen. Undoubtedly, many people pick out a sunscreen based on the big number SPF number we see on the bottle. The SPF, or sun protection factor, of a product, is important. However, there are other important things to keep in mind. The main things to consider are: Sun […]