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The Best of Sunblock – Skin Cancer Awareness and Prevention

It’s that time of year again, those months we all look forward to when life (sometimes) gets a little bit slower, the days a bit longer, and many of us take (yes!!!!!) a vacation.

Skin cancer is the number one cancer and May is skin cancer detection and prevention month. This blog is designed to help you do both.

Do You Know the ABCDE’s of Skin Cancer?

Moles, brown spots and growths on the skin are usually harmless – but not always.

Anyone who has more than 100 moles is at greater risk for melanoma.

The first signs can appear in one or more atypical moles. That’s why it’s so important to get to know your skin very well and to recognize any changes in the moles on your body.

  • Asymmetry
  • Border
  • Color
  • Diameter
  • Evolving

Look for the ABCDE signs of melanoma, and if you see one or more, make an appointment with a physician immediately.

 

 80% of Sunscreens Don’t Really Work or Have ‘Worrisome’ Ingredients: 

TIME Magazi

Summer is around the corner, and when it comes to sunscreen, it’s important to know how to stay covered.

Yet new research published in the

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

shows that many Americans aren’t protecting their skin as much as they should. Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) asked people how often they use sunscreen when out in the sun for over an hour and only 14% of men said they regularly slathered on sunscreen. Women, at 30%, were twice as diligent about putting on sunscreen, while men were more likely than women to report never using sunscreen. (Full Article)
A Guide to Safer Sunscreens:
 

Surviving Allergy Season – How to Treat Allergies Naturally

Surviving Allergy Season
“It’s going to be the worst ever.” Allergy sufferers hear that comment every year. However, according to experts on the Today show, conditions actually are ripe for a brutal allergy season in 2015.

A warm fall coupled with a wet and cold winter often causes trees and flowers to produce more pollen.  A higher pollen count means more allergy symptoms for the millions of Americans that suffer each year.  The key to surviving this spring is preparing early.

Here are the four keys to improving your seasonal allergy symptoms naturally:

  • Balance your immune System
  • Leave it outside
  • Wash it off
  • Clean the air

 

Balance Your Immune System

It is not that there is pollen in the air; it is your body’s reaction to the pollen. A weak or over-active immune system can greatly impact exactly how your body reacts.

A weak immune system can lead to potential sinus infections. An over-active system can make you feel like your symptoms will never end.

Our Immunity Pack (US) and Reinforcement Pack (CN) are designed to do just that — balance your immune system.

 

Leave It Outside

A myriad of allergens can be redistributed indoors from our shoes and clothing. Simply removing your shoes and any extra outer clothing can greatly reduce this type of contamination.

 

 

 

 

Rinse It Off

A quick rinse with the MicroJet Shower System can eliminate the allergens that are on your skin and trapped in your hair. This is especially important before going to bed, so you don’t contaminate your bedding with extra allergens.

 

 

Clean the Air
In addition to Mother Nature’s behavior this season, our homes/offices/autos may be contributing to a long list of things that affect our breathing, decreasing our ability to enjoy the beauty of the season.

 

It is possible to create a “clean-room” level of air quality — the same quality of air found in operating rooms and the high tech industry. Discover the Air Wellness difference.