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19 of the Worst Sun Burn Stories

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  We asked Bioelements Facebook page fans to share their bad sunburn stories and they gave us the best of the worst! Read the best parts of their shared stories below, and comment below with the first and last name of whose story deserves a prize. The three stories with the most votes will WIN three Bioelements […]

 
 

The Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Facts You Need to Read

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  May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and I recently came across a fact that stopped me in my tracks: According to the American Academy of Dermatology, 1 out of every 5 Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime.  That’s a number equivalent to approximately 62 million people in the country – […]

 
 

Unnecessary Skin Care and Beauty Products: Tinted Moisturizer

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Has the heat wave hit you yet? This summer’s been hot hot HOT, and I’d bet many of you are opting to lighten up your makeup routine with a more sheer look. A tinted moisture is an obvious choice for many people – but the truth is, buying one is absolutely unnecessary. Here’s why: Tinted […]

 
 

How a skin care professional gets skin cancer – Part 2

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One of Bioelements most popular and knowledgeable skin care professionals, Deanna Vaughn was diagnosed with skin cancer in 2005. I asked if she could share her story with you. Read Part 1 here. She shares Part 2 below. Healing I followed my doctor’s directions to keep Bacitracin, an antibacterial ointment, on the incisions and keep […]

 
 

How a skin care professional gets skin cancer – Part 1

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Sun damage and skin cancer don’t discriminate. It doesn’t care what your age, sex or race is, and it doesn’t care what you do for a living. One of Bioelements most popular and knowledgeable skin care professionals, Deanna Vaughn, was diagnosed with the disease back in 2005. I asked if she could tell us her […]

 
 

The truth about tanning beds

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Did you know that tanning salons outnumber Starbucks and McDonalds in some of the largest American cities? It’s a scary sign of the times. With 30 million people indoor tanning every year, and about 70 percent of those being young women, it’s absolutely vital to know the facts, and keep your skin protected at all […]

 
 

What happens to your skin when you get a sunburn?

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Are you in denial about what happens to your skin when it encountered sun damage? The redness, the pain, the peeling… it’s not just a few days of discomfort. The truth is, a person’s risk for melanoma – the most serious form of skin cancer – doubles if she or he has had five or […]

 
 

The truth behind vitamin D and the sun

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Ever hear someone say “But I MUST tan! I need the vitamin D!” We do in fact need vitamin D to use calcium and phosphorus – minerals that are necessary for building strong bones and healthy bodies. And while it’s true that vitamin D can come from the sun, the experts at the American Academy […]

 
 

“How much sunscreen should I apply?”

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Did you know that most people only apply 25-50% of the recommended amount of broad spectrum sunscreen? It’s true. And if you’re not wearing enough, you’re not protecting yourself from the UVA and UVB rays that can cause skin cancer and early skin aging. Here’s the right amount to apply: For the Face: A couple […]

 
 

Unnecessary Skin Care Products: BB Creme – the ‘Snuggie’ of Skin Care

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As a skin care professional, people always ask me to recommend the best products. But I thought it might be time to tell you about the skin care products you DON’T need. Starting this week, I’m sharing my top list of unnecessary skin care products. First up is BB creme – the latest fad to […]