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  • Five surprising body parts that need sun protection
  • You've heard it all before: Apply sunscreen liberally every day before sun exposure and re-apply often. This is a tried and true maneuver to minimize the risk of skin cancer, specifically the most deadly form of skin cancer, melanoma. However, even applying all the sunscreen in the world to your skin won't 100% prevent you from getting melanoma. You see, there are certain places on the body... ››› more
  • [02 March 2016]
  • Make your own non-toxic sunscreen at home with shea butter and coconut oil
  • I'm completely crazy about sun protection. I'd like to attribute this to being admirably health conscious, but, no… My preoccupation has much more to do with the fear of sunspots and wrinkles! However, I struggle to find sunscreen that I like wearing. I'm yet to find a conventional sun cream that doesn't either break me out, smell gross or cost a fortune. And that's why I make my own sunscree... ››› more
  • [12 October 2015]
  • This is what you must know about the chemicals in your sunscreen
  • You probably don't need to be told (again) how important wearing sunscreen is for reducing your risk of skin cancer, not to mention sunburns and signs of premature ageing (think wrinkles). But go ahead and Google “best sunscreens” or even “sunscreen,” and plenty of articles pop up suggesting that the ingredients in many of these products could be harmful or even toxic, leaving you to w... ››› more
  • [09 October 2015]
  • Red raspberry seed oil is pretty much nature's sunscreen!
  • Move it on over, chia and hemp... There's a new seed on the block: Red raspberry seed! I'll admit that I used to think of these little seeds as a real nuisance (they're so hard to get out of your teeth!), but I've now discovered a new-found appreciation. And it's all in the oil, baby. Red raspberry seed oil is loaded with skin-loving goodies, including natural sun protection factor (SPF). I don... ››› more
  • [16 September 2015]
  • How to choose a sunscreen that's right for you
  • I recently wrote about how sunscreens contain chemicals that can be harmful and even toxic. So now, I'm going to help you pick out a sunscreen that's right for you! It's important you read this to avoid skin irritations, infections and other problems PS: If you missed my first article, go here. How to pick out a sunscreen for yourself First, a little scepticism can be helpful. “A lo... ››› more
  • [27 July 2015]
  • What you must know about the chemicals in your sunscreen
  • You probably don't need to be told (again) how important wearing sunscreen is for reducing your risk of skin cancer, not to mention sunburns and signs of premature ageing (think wrinkles). But go ahead and Google “best sunscreens” or even “sunscreen,” and plenty of articles pop up suggesting that the ingredients in many of these products could be harmful or even toxic, leaving you to w... ››› more
  • [27 July 2015]
  • Here's why you MUST wear sun cream, no matter what!
  • Scientists have discovered an even more important reason to wear sun cream when you're out in the sun. And it's not just to protect you from the direct rays you expose yourself to. Brand new research coming out of Yale University says protecting your skin cells from the sun's rays can help you lower your skin cancer risk far more than originally thought. Here's what they found out… ... ››› more
  • [23 February 2015]
  • Before you apply sunscreen - read this urgent report!
  • Raise your hand if you never leave the house without sunscreen. Good job! It's a great step to protect your skin from the harsh African sun. Now raise your hands if you've ever read the label on the back and understood it. That's what we thought! Few people do and they could be putting themselves and their family in harm's way… Always wondered whether sunscreen really works? Wonder no mor... ››› more
  • [14 October 2013]
  • Prevent sunburn - from the inside out!
  • With temperatures in South Africa already soaring into the mid- to high-20s, it's clear the next few months are going to be scorchers. While we're not complaining, you might if you get sunburnt. And while you should always slap on sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun, there are things you can do to prevent sunburn from the inside out… If you think sun protection is just about slapping o... ››› more
  • [05 September 2013]
  • Don't let ‘sunphobia' get the better of you - it could cost you your health!
  • “We've all been exposed to so much propaganda from sunblock manufacturers and ‘mainstream' dermatologists that it's no wonder so many people still get uneasy about the sun,” says Dr Wright of Nutrition & Healing. If you're one of the many people who fear the sun, here's what you should know… If you’re uneasy about exposing yourself to the sun because you think it’s ‘bad’ for you, f... ››› more
  • [05 August 2013]
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