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What is PA rating for sunscreen?

As if sunscreen labels weren’t confusing enough, with SPF numbers, broad-spectrum labels and water-resistance minutes. PA++++ is a new rating showing up on sunscreen labels — and here’s what you ne...
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Scalp Sunscreen: Keep your Head Protected

Scalp Sunscreen Maybe you’ve experienced a full day out in the sun without a hat and came home with a sore, sunburned scalp. Maybe you have thinning hair or are balding and every day your scalp is ...
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Is zinc oxide sunscreen safe?

Is zinc oxide sunscreen safe? Non-irritating and easy on sensitive skin, zinc oxide has been used in skincare for 1000s of years. A skin protectant widely used in treating various forms of skin irr...
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Shea Butter for Babies

Shea Butter for Babies Ancient history tells of West Africans using jars of rich shea butter to protect and nourish their skin and hair. Naturally abundant in Vitamins A, E and linoleic acid (Vitam...
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20 Benefits of Vitamin C

Benefits of Vitamin C We started Waxhead to find a better way to protect the skin in the sun. In designing our Antioxidant Bites, Vitamin C quickly became a must-have ingredient, simply because of ...
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What helps sunburn?

What helps sunburn? Hydration Anti-inflammatory Drugs Cold Compress Chilled Cucumbers Vitamin E Night Repair Serum   Ok, so you didn’t use Waxhead Sunscreen, you stayed out way too long, or you f...
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What are the banned FDA Sunscreen terms?

Banned FDA Sunscreen terms Several terms are still used to describe sunscreens that were outlawed by the FDA in 1999. These terms were banned because they provided consumers a false sense of securi...
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Do I need a high SPF sunscreen?

High SPF sunscreen? Short answer - No Products with SPF 50 and higher don't really protect the skin's surface much better than one with 30 SPF, and they create a false sense of security by masking ...
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Naturally Repair Sun Damaged Skin

Naturally Repair Skin Steam Clean Your Face - For a deep-cleansing and detoxing, start with a citrus steam facial. Apply Topical Antioxidants - After the facial cleanse, apply a natural serum wi...
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Safe Sunscreen Guide

Safe Sunscreen Guide Are you putting safe sunscreen on your skin? Sunscreen is supposed to protect us from the sun, but as more and more people use it, the incidence of skin cancer rises 4% every y...
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What are Free Radicals?

Science explains skin-aging is mostly caused by free radicals damage on our bodies.
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What do Antioxidants do?

Antioxidants do two things: they decrease free radical production, and they neutralize free radicals already created.
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