Archive for SunAWARE

Caring for psoriasis in the summer

Jun 06, 2013 No Comments

If you’re one of the 7.5 million Americans living with psoriasis—the most common autoimmune disease in the country—summer can be a blessing and a challenge. Psoriasis often improves with warm weather, but many people with psoriasis are also self-conscious about showing their skin. While symptoms of psoriasis may improve due to extra sunlight and increased humidity, it’s important to make sure psoriasis doesn’t flare. Here are some tips from the National Psoriasis Foundation to help keep your skin healthy.

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Study confirms regular sunscreen use prevents photo-aging

Jun 04, 2013 No Comments

Even though dermatologists currently recommend sunscreen to patients for wrinkle, age spot and skin cancer prevention, a new Australia based study provides the most extensive evidence of sunscreen’s anti-aging effectiveness to-date.

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Sunscreen Talk: CoTZ and Total Block Explained

May 31, 2013 No Comments

Two of our favorite sunscreens at Coolibar, CōTZ and Total Block, provide excellent UVA and UVB protection; however, there are some differences you should know about. We invited Justin Dannecker of Fallene to answer some of the most common questions we get from customers regarding these sunscreens.

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Oregon joins the tanning bed “ban” wagon

May 29, 2013 No Comments

On May 9, 2013, lawmakers passed a bill making Oregon the third state, following California and Vermont, to restrict indoor tanning for minors less than 18 years of age. The only exception is if a minor has a Doctor’s note allowing him or her to tan for medical purposes.

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Melanoma Survivor Tim

May 22, 2013 1 Comment

During Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Coolibar invites skin cancer survivors to share their stories with us in their own words. Hope, determination and drive to educate others play a major role in these individuals’ lives. Skin cancer doesn’t discriminate, it can happen to anyone. Prevention and early detection can be life saving! We hope you share these stories with your friends, family and colleagues. Be SunAWARE. Read Tim’s story.

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What is Ichthyosis? The answer may surprise you.

May 21, 2013 2 Comments

When someone discovers that I am the Communications Director for FIRST, the Foundation for Ichthyosis & Related Skin Types®, typically, I am greeted with the same three questions: “What is ichthyosis?”, “Is someone in your family affected?” and…“What brought you to FIRST?”

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Isn’t it Time to Live SunSmart?

May 14, 2013 No Comments

This month is Melanoma Awareness Month, which provides an excellent opportunity for foundations such as LiveSunSmart.org to educate the public about the importance of living “Sun Smart.”

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Melanoma Survivor Capt. Harry

May 09, 2013 No Comments

During Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Coolibar invites skin cancer survivors to share their stories with us in their own words. Hope, determination and drive to educate others play a major role in these individuals’ lives. Skin cancer doesn’t discriminate, it can happen to anyone. Prevention and early detection can be life saving! We hope you share these stories with your friends, family and colleagues. Be SunAWARE. Read Capt. Harry’s story.

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FDA works to increase awareness of tanning bed risks

May 07, 2013 No Comments

Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a proposed order that, if finalized, would reclassify sunlamp products and require labeling to include a recommendation designed to warn young people not to use these devices.

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Melanoma Survivor Lauren

May 02, 2013 6 Comments

During Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Coolibar invites skin cancer survivors to share their stories with us in their own words. Hope, determination and drive to educate others play a major role in these individuals’ lives. Skin cancer doesn’t discriminate, it can happen to anyone. Prevention and early detection can be life saving! We hope you share these stories with your friends, family and colleagues. Be SunAWARE this month and all year round. Read Lauren’s story.

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