We may all not be able to participate in road side garbage clean ups, ocean side or beach clean ups, but we all have time to take a few moments in our day to access what plastics we really NEED in our lives and what products we can live without.Read More
We’ve been focusing on UV Radiation and its effects on our skin, but what about the larger pieces of the pie - Infrared Radiation and Visible Light?
Learn about the three types of solar radiation and their effect on your skin.Read More
The 5 Biggest Sunscreen Myths - As Told By A Dermatologist
SPF is extremely misleading, and you should never select a sunscreen based on SPF.
Check the back and check the active ingredients - it is the best way to determine the strength and safety of a sunscreen. Mineral sunscreens are safe and more stable, whereas chemical sunscreens can often be dangerous.Read More
Mineral (Physical) Sunscreen Filters are Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide, which reflect UV radiation. Mineral filters are safe for babies, sensitive skin, and coral reef safe.
Chemical Filters absorb a small range of UV radiation, causing a chemical reaction on your skin. Often times, chemical filters cause hormonal disruptions and allergic reactions.Read More
Use a broad spectrum sunscreen SPF 30-50 and make sure it is water resistant.Read More
The difference between UVA, UVB, and UVC rays and how they affect us. UVA rays penetrate deep within the skin, causing aging and tanning. UVB rays cause burning.Read More
A sunscreen with only a SPF rating and no broad spectrum means that you are only protected from the UVB (burning) rays, and not the UVA (aging and tanning rays)Read More
In the United States, sunscreen is regulated by the FDA, and classified as being an Over The Counter (OTC) Drug.Read More
To protect against both UVA and UVB rays, make sure you choose a broad spectrum sunscreen, and other measures of sun protection such as sun protective clothing, hats, sunglasses, and seek shade.Read More
SPF (Sun Protection Factor) only represents the protection from UVB (burning) rays. NOT UVA (aging and tanning rays)Read More
UVA rays are long-rage rays which penetrate deep within the skin’s surface and cause aging and tanning.
UVB rays are short-range rays which burn the skin’s outer layer.Read More
Learn more information on sunscreen, sun protection, and the skin on our instagram page @harkendermRead More