Archive for ‘sunscreen’

Skin Cancer II – Symptoms, Eradication, and Prevention

Posted by Chad Melius on Thursday 4 September 2014

Photo in the Public Domain - by John Hendrix, MD

Basal Cell Carcinoma

Getting diagnosed with skin cancer can be a frightening experience. If it happens to you, be calmed by the fact that it can be defeated, if detected and treated early enough. Read more …

Tanning – The Latest News

Posted by Chad Melius on Thursday 10 July 2014

We have some unusual snippets for you this month. The tanning industry fights back, and tanning addiction is compared to heroin addiction! Read more …

What This Blog Is All About

Posted by Chad Melius on Thursday 12 June 2014

Show off your tan!

Our slogan says it. We will tell you what you need to know, but it may not always be what you want to hear.

We have no qualms about warning you of the dangers of tanning. But we know that many of you are going to get a tan anyway, since you like the way it makes you look and feel. So we will tell you what you can do to lessen the dangers.

In light of recent advances in the scientific study of skin cancer, many of our older posts are now completely out-of-date. So that you can keep up with the latest information more easily, we are now publishing a monthly digest of articles about headaches.

Remember, it’s impossible to have a tan without cancer-causing damage to your DNA and without causing future wrinkles. For a healthy tan eat carrots and use self-tanner. Remember these simple tips:

  • Use broad-spectrum zinc sunscreen and reapply every two hours or when you get wet.
  • Add an extra layer of protection with a full-brimmed hat and sun protective clothing.
  • Avoid tanning beds!

Go Green With Sunscreen

Posted by Chad Melius on Tuesday 31 May 2011

You gotta wear sunscreen in the summer — I know it’s a bummer. It can be toxic to you, and to marine life. Here’s some advice on finding an eco-friendly sunscreen that works for you.

Mexitan’s Tropical Sands – 100% All Natural and Biodegradable Sunscreen.

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How to Properly Apply Sunscreen

Posted by Chad Melius on Monday 9 May 2011

Most people who use sunscreen do it all wrong, says dermatologist Dr. Schultz. The most common mistake is not using enough to do the job properly.

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Can Sunscreen Lotion Cause Skin Cancer?

Posted by Chad Melius on Monday 2 May 2011

Most people know, and scientists have proven, that the sun is bad for you. Prolonged exposure can cause sunburn, and – even worse – give rise to skin cancer over a period of time.

For many years, sunscreen was touted as a way to prevent skin cancer for people who spend some time in the sun. It blocked type B ultraviolet rays, and these were known to be the catalyst that causes sun tan. However, research in the 80s showed that type A UV rays do more damage to the skin than type B rays, and they even have the ability to penetrate glass and light clothing. Read more …