Living with Lupus

Nov 15, 2012 1 Comment

While sun protection is important for everyone, many individuals who have medical conditions are threatened with worsening symptoms when exposed to the sun. Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects approximately 1.5 million Americans. It also causes extreme sun sensitivity.

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Get Your Vitamin D, Just Not From UV

Nov 13, 2012 1 Comment

A reminder for all, especially the cold weather states: Vitamin D is essential for healthy living. UVB (not UVA) exposure from the sun causes the body to produce vitamin D; however, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recommends getting adequate Vitamin D through alternative safe methods.

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History buffs: Do you know the orgin of the Panama Hat?

Nov 08, 2012 No Comments

A Panama Hat is a reference to the straw material it is made from, not the country of Panama. The hat is made from the carludovica palmate plant, which grows in the coastal lowlands of Western South America. Ecuador began producing the Panama hat as early as 1630! During the California Gold Rush, individuals traveled […]

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What are the best sun protective strategies for men?

Nov 06, 2012 No Comments

Men’s skin is different than women’s skin. Its structure and function is fundamentally unique and requires specialized knowledge and different treatment approaches. This is why Dr. Goerig pays special attention to men’s dermatologic needs. Having extensive training in aesthetic dermatology, he knows the importance of using sun protection in order to aid the skin conditions men are susceptible to, including skin aging and skin cancer.

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Show Your SunAWARE Side to Win!

Nov 02, 2012 No Comments

Tell us, or better yet, show us how you’re SunAWARE year ’round for a chance to win a wide brim hat! Read more for details.

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Life Lessons from Coach Karl Dunbar

Nov 01, 2012 1 Comment

NY Jets Defensive Line Coach, Karl Dunbar, has lived with vitiligo since the 7th grade. As a role model for those living with vitiligo or any limiting medical condition, Coach Dunbar sheds some light from his own experiences.

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Trend Alert: Pinks, Purples and Prints

Oct 30, 2012 No Comments

It’s time to start planning for your tropical vacation to escape the chill and daily-grind. We at Coolibar take pride in our ability to not only provide stylish sun protective options for days by the water and more, but to help you pack more efficiently by offering versatile pieces. Take a look at our resort 2012 sunwear, this year’s “in” pieces are pinks, purples and prints!

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One-on-one with creator of Perfect Skin Protection, a new digital magazine from SunAWARE

Oct 19, 2012 2 Comments

A behind the scenes interview with SunAWARE International Foundation’s founder, Mary Barrow, and her vision for the new publication Perfect Skin Protection, a new magazine designed for the iPad. PSP brings together the best in skin protection advice from experts around the country. Download PSP for FREE at the Apple App Store.

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The Not-So-Sweet Truth: Sugar & pre-mature skin aging

Oct 19, 2012 No Comments

Most of us know too much sugar contributes to weight gain, tooth decay and other health conditions. So we resign ourselves to just one Snickers out of the Halloween bucket. Now, research suggests that sweet treats not only contribute to elevated blood sugar levels, those higher levels actually can cause pre-mature skin aging.

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Skin Care for Men

Oct 19, 2012 No Comments

The skin on your face is one of the first things people notice when meeting you for the first time. Women seem to have an internal compulsion to keep their skin protected. Men, on the contrary, have proven to be indifferent. Maybe it seems too cosmetic? Men, now it’s your time to be proactive and incorporate a daily skin care routine, including sunscreen. It’s the manly thing to do.

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