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How the sun sees YOU

It might be time to rethink those long hours spent in the sun: 8 more words


Question: Is there such a thing as a healthy tan?

Fashion and Fiction…

Decades of research and hundreds of thousands of skin cancer-related deaths have shown that there is no such thing as a “healthy tan.” Followers of the fashion trends of the past endured bleeding themselves into anemia and poisoning from lead-based cosmetics and arsenic ingestion in order to obtain the palest skin possible; in the 20th century as the tan was redefined to represent health and a life of leisure rather than day labor outdoors, the same devotees began enduring blistering sunburns and dying of cancer in their twenties. 1,471 more words

Skin Cancer

AHAs and the Sun

 At Alpha Hydrox we want to help you to make good, well-informed decisions about skin care products and how to use them.  We have recently found that there seems to be a lot of confusion regarding AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids) and whether or not they increase sensitivity to the sun. 334 more words

It Pays to be Pale: Risks of Tanning

I remember the first time I went to a tanning salon. I believe I was 16 or 17 and my mom went with me to ask the salon about any risks as I have a birthmark on the back of my leg I always keep an eye on. 774 more words



Hello! As I near the final stretches of my thesis submission (seriously, I have a finished thesis, with committee approval, and now I’m waiting on copyright release papers… it’s always something), I’ve been busy as ever! 840 more words

Daily Posts

Are We Being Scared Sunless?

Since we’re in the midst of summer, have you found yourself gasping when you realize that the sun is shining on your ‘un-sunscreened’ arms and legs? 1,066 more words


Lemon Juice Rinse

Lemon juice ☀liquid sunshine ☀

Make an easy lemon rinse with just two ingredients. Use it on problem areas in the morning as a simple, refreshing treatment or a nice way to end the day. 120 more words