The Origins of Sunscreen

If you have been watching the television, on the Internet, or talking with your physician you know just how important SunCare is. There is a massive movement to educate men and women of all ages about the dangers of being out in the sun without the proper protection. With all that is known about skin cancer, and the effects the sun can have on the aging process, there is an effort to make sure that people are taking care...

9 Things You Didn’t Know About Sunblock

Human beings are naturally attracted to the sun. Maybe it’s because our ancestors worshipped the glowing disc in the sky. Maybe it’s because we use its rays to make Vitamin D. Or maybe it’s just because the warm sun feels so wonderful on our skin. But too much sun is a dangerous thing, and exposure to UV radiation can cause sun damage or cancer. But how much do you really know about the sunscreen...

The Mistake of Playing Sports in the Sun

Many guys lead active lifestyles. Regardless of where they are in their life (wife, kids, stressful job), many guys like to be active. The health benefits to being active are amazing, and it’s something everyone is encouraged to do. However, being active doesn’t always mean being safe. Sure, there are sports where the athletic equipment is designed to keep guys from hurting themselves. There are batting...

Sunscreen Just for Summer? Think Again!

The winter isn’t the best time to break out the board shorts and bikinis and head to the beach for a day of fun in the sun. Even in a subtropical climate such as South Florida, the temperatures can dip during the winter months, and people trade in their halter tops for light jackets. But don’t let the early evenings and the brisk mornings fool you: the sun is out. You can never be too careful when protecting yourself...

The Risk for Skin Cancer Is Always Present

Skin care is often overlooked in the average family’s day-to-day routine. Moms are eager to pull out the sunscreen for big days in the sun, such as a day at the beach or a trip to an amusement park. However, families are quick to abandon their skin care when it’s an average day of running errands or when it’s cloudy outside. Parents may think their family is not at risk for skin cancer because they have only...

Summer Isn’t the Only Time to Think About SunCare...

Most parents think about protecting their children’s skin from the sun during the summer when the days are longer and children spend more time outside. They tend to forget about the potential for skin damage from the sun when temperatures drop. UVA and UVB rays can be reflected off snow in the winter in the same way they’re reflected off sand and water in the summer. That’s why it’s so important to...