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7 Ways to Keep Your Kids Safe from the Sun

Children need sunshine. It generates vitamin D, promotes a healthy circadian and sleep cycle, and makes them happy. But too much sun exposure can become an early health risk. Children with freckles, light eyes, pale hair, or fair skin are at an even higher risk of sun damage and sunburn with even limited sun exposure. Sun damage occurs through UVA and UVB exposure. Both sunburn and early causes of skin cancer can occur from over exposure to the sun in childhood. Parents can help their children enjoy sunny days with just a little sun protection planning. Prevent painful sunburns and skin cancer risk by protecting your child's skin each time they play. What are the best ways to keep your...

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Holiday Traveling and Omicron: How to Stay Safe when Visiting Friends and Family

Late in the fall of 2019, we first heard the news of a mysterious virus coming out of Wuhan, China. When it first began, few of us realized the challenge COVID-19 would present and its changes to our lives. In the United States, many of us experienced lockdowns starting in March 2020 as the virus spread ferociously. We began to experience hope in late 2020 and into early 2021 as the vaccines rolled out and treatments continued to improve. And, though the medical advancements do represent a game-changer, we're not out of the woods yet. Variants of the virus cause breakthrough infections and wreak havoc on the unvaccinated. We thought things were returning to normal in the summer of 2021,...

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Skincare While Skiing: Everything You Need To Know

Ski trips are amazing- there is no doubt about it.  Nothing quite beats gliding down snow-filled slopes on a sunny day, enjoying the fascinating scenery around you. Or sharing a well-earned beverage with your family after a grueling run, and then unwinding in your chalet- feet up the fire, alpine food on the table, and a glass of bubbly champagne on your hand. Unfortunately, one of the (few) downsides of skiing is that the harsh mountainside conditions (think: fierce winds, intense sun, high altitudes, freezing temperatures) can wreak havoc on your skin.  But the good news is that you don't have to wait for your skin to crack, itch, or lose its shine on the slopes.  Here's a proactive skincare guide...

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Sun Safe with Lupus | Tips for Staying Protected Outside

From summer getaways to leisurely time at home, UV sun exposure is inevitable. While we all need  sun protection strategies, those diagnosed with lupus must be especially mindful.   Anyone of any age can be diagnosed with lupus. But did you know that approximately 90% of adults diagnosed are women aged 15-44?   UV exposure can trigger an abnormal immune response (flare) that can range from sunburns, skin  rashes, and fatigue to painful joints and organ inflammation. Fluorescent lighting can trigger similar  symptoms. Additionally, certain drugs taken by lupus patients may increase sun sensitivity and skin cancer risk.   Although summers and vacations tend to center around the outdoors, those with lupus don’t need to  hibernate inside. So don’t let lupus prevent you...

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Skincare: Supplements That Keep Your Skin Healthy and Glowing

The link between digestion and healthy skin has been well established over decades of research. Put simply, because skin is the largest organ in the human body, what we eat or don't eat plays a part in our skin health.  Healthy skin isn't just important for aesthetic purposes— it serves as a barrier against diseases and harmful organisms, and can be an indicator of other things going on in our bodies. Previously, we wrote about '11 Foods Women Should Eat to Keep Their Skin Clear and Healthy', and how a well balanced diet can improve your skin by miles.  Today, we'll talk about another way to keep your skin healthy through what you ingest— this time through supplementation. Here are...

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