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Training in the Heat – What to Keep in Mind to Keep Yourself Cool and Safe

Mar 18, 2014 No Comments

Summer is fast approaching, the days getting longer, and temperatures will begin to rise. Training in the heat is inevitable and in some cases practically unavoidable (I live in Las Vegas where heat is “normal”). If you are faced with training in the heat there are a few things to consider in keeping yourself cool and safe while training.

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9 Essential Items for a Fabulous (But Super Sun Safe) Spring Break

Mar 14, 2014 No Comments

It used to be that when some of us went on spring break, getting lots of sun was the point. Or part of the point, sort of; but we digress. Now, taking into account all that science says about wrinkles and melanoma and such, this is our best advice: Let’s be sensible. But while we’re at it, let’s also still be fabulous!

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Help Arrives as the Fair-Skinned Brace for Spring

Mar 04, 2014 No Comments

So you have fair skin. You may have skin that we sometimes refer to as “porcelain” or “alabaster.” You might be borderline flammable. You might even be Irish. And the spring sun is coming fast, in its ultraviolet glory. What can you do?

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Concluding African American History Month – Or Not

Feb 27, 2014 No Comments

All this month we’ve been reminding people that African Americans (and others with naturally dark skin) can get skin cancer, too. As African American History Month concludes, we at Coolibar would like to ensure that the flow of information about cancer and skin of color does not.

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New Findings: Indoor Tanning is to Skin Cancer as Smoking is to Lung Cancer

Feb 25, 2014 No Comments

If you believe that indoor tanning isn’t dangerous, this finding from a study recently released by JAMA Dermatology might change that. Researchers have determined that the number of diagnosed skin cancer cases due to tanning is higher than the number of lung cancer cases due to smoking.

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Warm Winter Olympics All the Better for Sun Protection

Feb 20, 2014 No Comments

We’ve been keeping a close eye on the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, and we’re reminded once again how important it is to protect ourselves from the sun year round. In fact, sun protection is much easier to overlook during winter. UVA and UVB rays are always a danger for unprotected skin regardless of the temperature or time of year.

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Blue is “In” for Spring 2014, and That’s Not All

Feb 19, 2014 No Comments

There’s a certain magic behind Coolibar products for Spring 2014. And, while UPF 50+ sun protection provides its own technical wonders, this magic has much more to do with color – bright, positive, life-in-the-sun kind of color – and patterns that accentuate both what we do and how you feel.

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Valentine’s Day and What it Means for You

Feb 13, 2014 No Comments

Of all the legends surrounding the origins of Valentine’s Day, this one inspires us to offer an exclusive discount along with our free shipping. We hope you love it!

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Coolibar and PRI Celebrate 10 Years

Feb 07, 2014 No Comments

Coolibar and Partnership Resources, Inc. (PRI) recently celebrated 10 years of doing business together! PRI forms partnerships with Twin Cities area businesses, arranging jobs for its more than 230 clients with developmental disabilities.

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Keeping My Family Sun Safe

Feb 06, 2014 4 Comments

We’ve been hit with brutal snowstorms this winter where I live in the Northeastern U.S., and while we tend to bundle up to protect ourselves from the elements an important area is often forgotten in the winter, especially by African-Americans: the skin.

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