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What helps sunburn?

Ok, so you didn’t use Waxhead Sunscreen, you stayed out way too long, or you forgot to use sunscreen at all. You got red and now you’re wondering what helps sunburn? Skin cells exposed to UV light ...
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What are the 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 security and wrongly explain what...
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Do I need a 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 damage that occurs ...
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Naturally Repair Sun Damaged Skin

Have you always loved the outdoors but didn’t always use sunscreen? Yeah, me too. We’ve all spent too much time at the pool or beach hoping to get a tan. We slathered 4 SPF sunscreen on (if we used...
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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 year. More sunscreen u...
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Should you wear sunscreen in Fall?

Absolutely. Sun safety isn’t a summer-only thing. Over 20% of Americans will develop skin cancer, with much of the skin damage occurring during colder weather. The sun doesn’t care if the air’s chi...
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6 Skincare Ingredients to Avoid while Pregnant

As a pregnant mom, you’re not only thinking about your skincare but your baby’s health. Did you know chemical sunscreen and skincare ingredients can enter your bloodstream by absorbing through your...
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10 Healthy Skin Hacks

Moms have a lot to accomplish during a typical day, and skincare sometimes gets pushed way down the priority list. We’d like to share several healthy skin hacks and strategies, as common-sense solu...
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Sun Safety Educational Materials

Waxhead works with community groups throughout the US to teach kids how to be safe in the sun. These Sun Safety worksheets and activity sheets offer support to teachers, parents and youth group lea...
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What is Chemical Sunscreen?

There are two basic types of sunscreens — chemical and physical. Each work differently to block the sun’s rays. Chemical sunscreens protect skin by absorbing the sun’s rays. They do this by seeping...
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Common Sense: Skin Cancer Prevention

Skin Cancer Prevention: Yesterday Growing up, I often went fishing with my grandfather. It was sunny and blazing hot offshore, and he always wore a long sleeve shirt, pants, and a hat. On the hotte...
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9 Sunscreen Ingredients to Avoid

Is your sunscreen safe? As a healthy mom, you’re great at covering your kids with sunscreen, but the sunscreen you use may actually be causing skin cancer and other long term damage. In most big br...
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