Summer Sun

Just one sunburn in your child’s life can drastically increase their chances of getting cancer. Skin cancer can be a deadly disease that can destroy the quality of life, appearance, and also take the life of the sufferer.

It’s also something that you can work toward protecting your child from if you understand the true severity of allowing your child to get a sunburn, even once, during their childhood.

Always Apply Sunscreen

Sunscreen is something that is very important to use and take seriously. Read the labels and use the right sunscreen for your child’s age group, and apply exactly as directed to ensure that it works as the package states.

In addition, remember to reapply as often as the package states and after your child swims or sweats a lot of it off. This will ensure that your child’s skin is always covered with the sunscreen so that they won’t sunburn. Continue reading

Your skin is tough but not invincible. The summer sun is warm but it does emit some harmful rays that can damage your skin and lead to unhealthy results. Here are some tips to keep you feeling warm but not toasted.

The Pros and Cons of the Sun

The sun provides light and heat for the earth and for our bodies. The sun is also an integral part of the workings of our body. The skin makes vitamin D from exposure to sunlight. That vitamin D in return helps to synthesize calcium.

But there is such thing as too much of a good thing. The sun emits ultraviolet rays – UVA and UVB to be exact. These rays can penetrate the outer layer of the skin. UVB rays go through to the deepest layers of the dermis, causing damage to the cells there. This damage can lead to more serious conditions like the development of skin cancers. Continue reading

Sunburns occur when you get prolonged exposure to the sun, usually without protecting your skin properly. Even if you wore sunscreen, you might have forgot to reapply after a few hours.

Luckily, there are some ways to make your own sunburn relief products.

Potato-based Sunburn Products

This might be one of the more surprising options on this list when you want to help treat your sunburn with natural products. While potatoes are not what the mind goes to when you think of home remedies for burns, they can also help very well.

Potatoes have been used for medicinal properties for a long time, as they soothe cuts and scrapes, relieve the pain from burns, and can reduce inflammation on the skin. Continue reading