Zinc Oxide: UV Defense

Zinc Oxide UV Protection Zinc oxide is simply THE best active sunscreen ingredient, and by a wide margin. Covering the entire UVA/UVB spectrum by itself, it has the most consistently effective abso...
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Waxhead Supports Sunscreen Bans in Hawaii, Bonaire, Palau and Aruba

Sunscreen Bans We are excited to see Key West follow Hawaii’s lead to ban two chemicals found in common sunscreens, but it’s important to remember ALL petrochemicals are harmful to people and plane...
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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?

What are Free Radicals? They’re atoms with unpaired (free) electrons. Produced by oxygen metabolizing in the body, they steal electrons from other atoms that make up cell membranes, cellular prote...
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What do Antioxidants do?

What do Antioxidants do? Antioxidants do two things: they decrease free radical production, and they neutralize those already created. An antioxidant works by seeking out free electrons and pairing...
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Should you wear sunscreen in Fall?

Wear Sunscreen 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 c...
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6 Skincare Ingredients to Avoid while Pregnant

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 ent...
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10 Healthy Skin Hacks

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, a...
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Sun Safety Educational Materials

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 teac...
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What is Chemical Sunscreen?

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 r...
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First Time Camping Tips

First Time Camping Tips I’m not a natural camper. I do love the outdoors with my family, but I don’t take naturally to sleeping outside. If you're like me, here are some camping tips. My Boy Scout ...
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Easy Camping Food Ideas

Easy Camping Food Ideas I love the outdoors, especially when I’m with my family, but I don’t take naturally to sleeping outside, and while I appreciate a good campfire, I’m not big fan of actually ...
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