• Organic Mineral Sunscreen Spray
    Reviews,  Sunscreen

    Review: Coola Mineral Sunscreen Spray

    Spray sunscreens, some people love them and some people hate them. If you’re one of those that love them then this review is for you. If you’re one of those that hates them, maybe this review will change your mind. Why Spray Sunscreen: I am one of those people who loves spray sunscreens. My favorite bit about them is they’re easy to use (especially on squirmy little humans). Easy is my favorite word right now. If something’s easy, I’m more likely to do it and be happy about doing it.…

  • Scorching Sun
    Cancer,  Prevention,  Sunscreen

    May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

    Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States! But, it’s also the most preventable! According to the Skin Cancer Foundation about 90% of non-melanoma skin cancers and 85% of melanoma skin cases are related to UV exposure from the sun. Ah, the sun. I have a love/hate relationship with the sun. I love it because it makes me happy. And I know it makes other people happy too. I see more smiling faces and people just generally being nicer to each other when the sun is out.…

  • Surf Set
    Prevention,  Sunscreen

    Turn Your Golden Faces Into the Sun, Just Put on Sunscreen First

    Ever wonder what your skin would look like in 5, 10, or 25 years?  Will you have dark spots, wrinkles, or, worse, skin cancer? We don’t have any working crystal balls, that I know of yet, but there are ways to see into the future of our skin. How to Get a Photo Assessment of Your Skin: You may be able to find a clinic that offers photo assessments of your skin like the Visia Skin Complexion Analysis or Optic Slim Skin Analysis.   These show your current level of UV…

  • Hair,  Sunscreen,  Tips,  Ultraviolet

    Hair! (Flow it, show it, long as God can grow it, my hair)

    When you think about protection from the sun’s rays you think of your skin. Your skin is very important, and deserves thorough daily sunscreen application. There is another part of your body that is exposed to the sun every day, and yet you probably don’t even think about protecting it… your hair. Can the Sun Damage Your Hair? You may not think much about protecting your hair from sun damage because it’s not living and therefore, can’t get sunburned or develop life-threatening diseases like cancer. Also, if your hair becomes…

  • Melasma,  Retinol,  Sunscreen,  Tips,  Vitamin C

    Melasma

    I had no idea what melasma was until I was pregnant.  I never had as much as a freckle on my face beforehand.  I didn’t even really notice it until after I delivered my baby.  It started out as uneven, light brown patches on my cheeks.  Those patches went from light to dark in the summer time when I was outside more. What I learned from my summer time hyperpigmentation fun was that I was not doing a very good job at applying my sunscreen.  I was not applying enough…

  • Prevention,  Sleep,  Sunscreen,  Tips,  wrinkles

    An Ounce of Prevention (…or what I would love to tell my teenage self).

    Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.  All the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t put Humpty together again. We have all heard this nursery rhyme but what does it have to do with skin care or health in general?  The point I want to make is, that once something is broken it can be really difficult (and/or expensive) to fix.  The same thing goes for our bodies.  The earlier we start taking care of ourselves the less damage we will have to…

  • Healthy Skin
    Cleansing,  Retinol,  Sleep,  Sunscreen,  Tips,  Vitamin C

    10 Tips for Beautiful Skin

    Taking care of your skin does not have to be difficult or expensive.  There are simple things you can do every day that will give you glowing skin. 10 Tips for Beautiful Skin: Drink water. I know that for some of us this can be a difficult task.  Some people forget and some people just don’t like drinking water.  I get it.  I used to be there, but I have since become a believer in the power of water.  When I started drinking more water I began getting compliments on…

  • Beach Day
    Sunscreen

    Sun Worship

    What is the number one thing you can do avoid premature ageing?  Wear sunscreen!!  You have probably heard it a million times but a million and one can’t hurt! We must accept that ageing is unavoidable due to intrinsic factors, internal ageing that is biologically occurring naturally throughout one’s lifetime, but we are not powerless to slow the ravages of time.  The greatest cause of the visible signs of ageing is environmental or extrinsic ageing, ageing based on the external environment, and it is avoidable!! Intrinsic ageing is thought to…