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7 REASONS WHY YOU NEED SUNSCREEN AS AN ATHELETE

If humans were like food to the sun, the common people would be appetizers and athletes will definitely be the main course. A little sun exposure is potentially harmful; one can then imagine the impact of the sun on athletes; who spend the bulk of their days outdoor when the sun is at its peak. While we're still trying to advocate the use of sunscreen for the general public, attention needs to be shifted to the athletes who are...

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Do Not Forget Your Sunscreen!

As it pertains to sunscreen, lots of people believe they only have to use it during the summertime and when they're in direct sunlight. However, it is a common misconception. Individuals fail to understand just how damaging and harmful the sunlight can be to our skin and the significance of protection. The sun emits three kinds of ultraviolet (UV) rays: UVA, UVB, and UVC. UVC is not of special concern as it gets absorbed by the ozone layer and doesn't...

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The Truth About Oxybenzone

For those unfamiliar with Oxybenzone, it is one of the few FDA-approved ingredients that provides effective broad-spectrum protection from UVB and UVA radiation, and has been approved for use since 1978. However, the truth about this active ingredient is often misunderstood. There are numerous reports from the EWG that proclaim how harmful it is for you. The purpose of this article is to clear up the negative connotation or misinformation people accept as facts. One of the myths created...

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Safety: Tips for Winter Conditions

Driving in the winter is very different than in other times of the year. Adverse weather and longer periods of darkness makes driving more hazardous. Sometimes conditions can be extreme, as we have found out over recent winters, with prolonged periods of heavy snow and floods. Winter brings many dangers for motorists, with one of the most threatening being slippery and hard-to-spot clear ice. Clear ice, sometimes called black ice, refers to a thin coating of glaze ice on a surface, especially on...

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Getting to know Skin Cancer

Did you know that skin cancer is the most common type of cancer? One million people in the United States are diagnosed each year with some type of skin cancer. Did you also know that there are THREE main types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma? Non-melanoma skin cancers usually develop in the outermost layer of skin (epidermis) and are often named after the type of skin cell from which they develop.  The two most common...

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Will Skin Cancer Become An Epidemic Among People Of Color?

The US Census Bureau projects that people with some shade or extra pigmentation will account for approximately 50 percent of the U.S. population by the year 2050. Blame it on their genetic make up but this group, which includes Asians, Latinos, African Americans, and other ethnicities, are more prone to certain skin conditions including skin cancer. Shocking Skin Cancer Statistics                                        Who would have thought Caucasians would have a 91% survival rate against skin cancer compared to African Americans whose survival...

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Benefits of Sun Protection for Multi Cultural Community

The sun is good to humanity as it is at the base of many of the earth’s processes. However, when it comes to human beings, over exposure to the sun can be harmful in the long run. It is a held belief that people with darker skin are less at risk of suffering from the damaging effects of the sun. However this notion has been proven to be wrong for although the presence of melanin may help in sun...

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As the weather gets milder and daydreams of the beach seem closer to reality than they did back in February, it’s time to start thinking about your most important summer companion: sunscreen http://www.youbeauty.com/skin/galleries/best-new-sunscreens-2013http://keyfora.com/anz-personal-loan

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Changes in the earth’s atmosphere and implications on beautiful skin

It is no secret that beautiful complexion is every woman’s dream but it is a secret how to get it. While there are people who are born naturally with beautiful skin, most others will have to work hard at getting beautiful skin. It is rather unfortunate that most people are uninformed of the fact that sun protection plays a major part in determining how beautiful the skin appears. www.cork-screw.org/files/ The sun has ultra violet rays that range from A, B and...

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