Why You Should Wear Sunscreen In The Winter, And How To Do It Right

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It's very easy to forget about sun protection when it's bitterly cold outside. We've all done it, and we've all paid the price. Just like water, snow and ice reflect sun light and it's more important than ever to make sure that you are taking care of your skin and lips.

The good news is that when it's cold outside, we typically have less skin exposed and thus our sun protection routine can be a little easier. Check out the full article and Happy Winter Solstice to you all!

The Miracle Fruit - Sea Buckthorn

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The common Sea Buckthorn, Hippophae rhamnoides, is a native deciduous shrub from a wide area in both Europe and Asia. Learn more about medicinal uses, and some of my favorite Sea Buckthorn skin care products!

Happy Mammogram

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In honor of a very close friend who is a strong and beautiful breast cancer survivor (you know who you are my dear), I had my first mammogram yesterday, at the age of 36. That might younger than you would expect someone to start getting annual mammograms, but I’m a melanoma survivor and studies have shown that melanoma can spread to the breast.

It is never too late to make your health a priority, and it’s never too early to know your body.


The Vitamin D Debate

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Don't fall for the marketing ploys, and learn the truth about Vitamin D!

Our world's leading health organizations agree that the safest and most reliable ways to maintain Vitamin D is through diet, both through food and supplements. We've also chosen an amazing Vitamin D rich recipe from Food & Wine!

How Dead Sea Salt Saved My Skin

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In honor of this month being National Eczema Awareness Month, let’s get personal.

Seborrheic dermatitis is my childhood skin condition that has continued to haunt my adult life…until now. Learn more about my review and personal experience with Dead Sea Salt, and cleaning up my facial cleansing routine!

12 Facts about melanoma that every woman needs to know

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Having been diagnosed with melanoma at only 26 years old, I have since dedicated my life to talking about skin health and the simple things that we can all do now to reduce our risk of developing any form of skin cancer. Here are 12 Facts that we should all know before heading out for a day in the sun...

You Can Help Build Shade Strucutres in Your Community!

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SUMMERSKIN is now collecting donations to the American Academy of Dermatology Shade Structure Grant program. The donations are items that can be added to your SUMMERSKIN cart and purchased through our checkout process. The donation values are $1, $5, $10 or $20, and for every donation you make to the Shade Structure Program, we will send you a SUMMERSKIN gift card. (See All Available Donations here.)

Under the Umbrella with Hillary Fogelson

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This week, we go Under the Umbrella with Hillary Fogelson AKA “the sunscreen guru”. Hillary is a three time melanoma survivor and author of  the LA Times Best Seller, “Pale Girl Speaks: A Year Uncovered”. She has dedicated her life to educating others about the dangers of UV exposure. Her up beat and witty approach to sun safety is refreshing and her personal story will inspire you to be proactive with your skin health. To learn more about Hillary and all of the great work she is doing visit her website.
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