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Create Your Own Sun-Safe Zen This Spring

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Create Your Own Sun-Safe Zen This Spring

Nothing smells more like rejuvenation than a fresh spring rain bringing beautiful colors back to earth. We love all that spring resembles—starting fresh and refocusing our lives as warmer weather makes its way into longer daylight hours. Find your center this spring by focusing on methods to promote your inner and outer wellness, like protecting your skin from harmful UV rays. We love finding ways to incorporate sun protection that brings us happiness and ahhh ... serenity! You, too, can create your own sun-safe zen this spring by building a morning-to-night sun-smart lifestyle. To start our day, we apply SPF-infused foundation and...

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Sun-Savvy Tips for the Solar Eclipse

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Sun-Savvy Tips for the Solar Eclipse

Hey sun-savvy Sol Sisters! Are you prepared for the Solar Eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21? The path of totality will sweep through North America for the first time since 1979! You won’t want to miss this astronomical occurrence, but there are special precautions you’ll need to take to make your viewing experience sun-safe. Here are a couple of our SolTips. Don’t look directly at the eclipse! We know it's fascinating and you’ll be tempted to look at it, but doing so could result in permanent eye damage. Don’t even sneak a glimpse! To get the best of both worlds —...

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You Missed A Spot

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You Missed A Spot

Have you ever thoroughly applied sunscreen (or so you thought) and ended up with strips of stoplight-red sunburn on your body and face? Turns out you’re not alone! People miss 10 percent of their face during sunscreen application, according to research presented at the British Association of Dermatologists’ annual conference. This finding coincides with the most common place for skin cancer to develop — you guessed it, the face! Researchers asked 57 participants to apply sun block with no further instructions. (What more instruction should you need?) They then used a special UV camera to analyze where the participants in...

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We're Having a Heat Wave!

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We're Having a Heat Wave!

Make a splash and look fab this summer with our our “Sol Tips.” We drop them into our blogs to help you stay sun safe through the sweltering days (that are already making waves)!  SolTip: Choose the right sunscreen Picking the right sunscreen and reapplying it often are key to your sun-safe fun-in-the-sun. Sunscreens vary in SPF (sun protection factor), ingredients, and the ratings can be deceptive. When you decide to purchase your product, select broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more to receive ultimate protection! Broad-spectrum covers both types of sun rays — UVA and UVB —...

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Spring Break: Sun Myths and SolTips

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Spring Break: Sun Myths and SolTips

  As Sol Sisters prepare for sunny vacations (to exotic locations) and stay-cations (planting garden creations) there are two sun myths we’d like to debunk. First: "All sun protection is good for you" - false! Some chemical sunscreen ingredients can penetrate the skin and absorb UV radiation through their chemical bonds - yuck! SolTip1: Choose sunscreens with ingredients like Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide that reflect UV rays. We recommend Fair & Fashionable's BB+ Cream, rated SPF 40. Second: “After age 40, SPF is pointless” - also false! As we age, our skin becomes more susceptible to sunburns. Most skin...

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