OHSU offers FREE Mole Mapping App

OHSU offers FREE Mole Mapping App

OHSU offers FREE Mole Mapping App for your smart phone! Mole Mapper was designed to allow people the ability to accurately measure and monitor their moles using their smartphone cameras. 
October 25, 2017 by Jessica Nickel
The Vitamin D Debate

The Vitamin D Debate

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!

October 22, 2016 by Summer Kramer
Tags: skin cancer
12 Facts about melanoma that every woman needs to know

12 Facts about melanoma that every woman needs to know

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...
October 18, 2016 by Summer Kramer
Tags: skin cancer
You Can Help Build Shade Strucutres in Your Community!

You Can Help Build Shade Strucutres in Your Community!

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.)
October 16, 2016 by Summer Kramer
Under the Umbrella with Hillary Fogelson

Under the Umbrella with Hillary Fogelson

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.
October 16, 2016 by Summer Kramer
Tags: skin cancer
5 Ways To Love The Sun And Love Your Skin

5 Ways To Love The Sun And Love Your Skin

This week we had the honor to collaborate with the incredible Abby Sterling of Glitter Guide to talk about the importance of skin health. Check out the full article with the link below to see more on these topics and product recommendations!
June 27, 2016 by Summer Kramer
Tags: skin cancer
Skin Self-Examination - I Have To Check Where?

Skin Self-Examination - I Have To Check Where?

The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends that you perform a monthly head-to-toe self-examination of your skin. It’s important to check for any unusual or changing moles or lesions on your body that could be cancerous or precancerous. Here’s a little reminder of a few unusual places you may forget to check.
June 02, 2016 by Kaitlyn Tanasse
Infographic: Are Tanning Beds Bad For You?

Infographic: Are Tanning Beds Bad For You?

Are Tanning Beds Bad For You? Yes! Many people don't realize that tanned skin is actually damaged skin, a tan is a sign that your DNA has been damaged. Here is a helpful infographic that breaks down all of the need to know facts regarding tanning. 
April 21, 2016 by Summer Kramer
Tags: skin cancer
Why There Are So Many Cases of Skin Cancer in Australia

Why There Are So Many Cases of Skin Cancer in Australia

Australia, in particular, has long been recognized as a hotbed of skin cancer.

With over 750,000 diagnosed cases each year, Australia has two to three times more cases of skin cancer than found in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

Why does Australia have such high rates of skin cancer, and what does that mean for you if you live there or are planning on visiting?

February 24, 2016 by Summer Kramer
Tags: skin cancer
Winter Travel Sun Protection

Winter Travel Sun Protection

It’s easy to forget about protecting your skin during the winter months, but the sun’s rays are still strong. Whether your winter travels take you to sun or snow, sun-protection is a must. Here are a few tips on how to stay sun safe not matter the season or your locale.
December 15, 2015 by Summer Kramer
Tags: skin cancer