Skin Cancer Facts

The skin is our largest organ. Cancer in any form is scary, but if you could keep it from invading your body’s largest organ, why wouldn’t you?  More than 90 percent of skin cancer cases are caused by sun exposure. That means you can prevent it. And no, you don’t have to stay out of […]


Exercise Regularly Normal workout help lessen your skin break out. It releases endorphins which lower anxiousness degrees and thus reduce oil-generation, moreover makes you sweat which clears out dead skin cells. Have a go at practicing every day for at least half an hour to help decrease your skin swelling around, along with on your […]

Taking Care of Darker Skin

By Lakiera Thompson Darker skin contains more melanocytes, which makes it more sensitive than lighter skin in some cases. Melanocytes are mature melanin forming cells that produces the darkening pigment melanin. Not all skin care products are beneficial to darker skin, but there are special steps we can take to ensure that our skin care […]

Sunscreen Marmite

Some people like marmite, some people hate it. Some people love the smell of sunscreen, some people don’t! (You didn’t actually think we were trying to sell marmite flavoured sunscreen did you!) As devil’s advocate we can see the nostalgic point of view from the sunscreen scent lovers… A trip down memory lane playing on […]

The Power Potential of the Kiwi

Kiwi fruit, also known as Chinese gooseberry, is native to Chang Kiang Valley of China and is the national fruit of China. However, it was actually the New Zealanders who recognized the potential of this tropical fruit and they changed its name to kiwi fruit after their national bird. So what potential does it actually […]

You Never Get a Break From UVA Rays

Sunlight is a major factor affecting skin aging and formation of spots on skin. Melanin deposition results in blackening of skin. So, you need a good sunscreen to protect your skin from sunlight to prevent the stimulation of melanin production. A sunscreen actions principally by blocking the ultraviolet radiations and prevent these radiations reaching your […]

Do Darker Skin Tones Require Special Skin Care?

Although darker skin tone is not a skin type such as oily, dry, combination, or normal, but the very thing that makes it unique – melanin also comes with challenges. Everybody of course is interested in ways to improve their complexion to get an alluring skin tone. Maybe you’ve struggled with traditional products that contain ingredients that at the […]

EXTRASHADE Twitter Chat Saturday 6th December

December 6, 2014 in Promotions EXTRASHADE is having a fun hour-long weekend twitter chat so save the date if you would like to join in. The main topic will be on embracing your natural skin tone, and ways to maintain healthy and great looking skin. We’re looking forward to a pleasurable conversation were everyone can […]

Sunscreen Illuminated

Are you tired of using multiple products for sun protection and radiant skin? Is your skin care regimen time consuming? And are you tired of looking for the right skin care product? What if we told you that there is a solution for all your questions in just one bottle. It may be too good […]

Climate Change: The truth about the sun and skin of color

By 2050, the U.S. Census Bureau projects that half of our country’s population will be made up of Hispanics, Asians and African Americans.   Now, more than ever, it is crucial to raise awareness about sun protection regarding people of color. Reports from around the globe give off the impression that the world is becoming […]