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Act Now: May is Melanoma & Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month - HeadhunterSurf.com

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” - Ben Franklin Summer is fast approaching, so now's the time to recognize Melanoma & Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month. According to Skincancer.org each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancers combined. UV exposure greatly increases the risk of skin cancer, such as Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, and Melanoma. Thankfully, there are easy ways to help prevent skin cancer so that we can enjoy summer activities without worry. Common Types of Skin Cancer Basal Cell Carcinoma Basal Cells are in the lower part of the epidermis which divide to form new cells and replace the squamous cells. This is not only the...

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How to Treat a Sunburn - headhuntersurf.com

Your skin can burn if it gets too much sun without proper protection from sunscreen and clothes. To help heal and soothe stinging skin, it is important to begin treating sunburn as soon as you notice it. The first thing you should do is get out of the sun—and preferably indoors. Once indoors, these dermatologists’ tips can help relieve the discomfort: Take frequent cool baths or showers to help relieve the pain. As soon as you get out of the bathtub or shower, gently pat yourself dry, but leave a little water on your skin. Then, apply a moisturizer to help trap the water in your skin. This can help ease the dryness. Use a moisturizer that contains aloe vera...

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Nanoparticulate-based Sunscreens May Not Be So Dangerous After All

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2018  Zinc oxide nanoparticles used in sunscreen neither penetrate the skin nor cause cellular toxicity after repeated applications, according to a study out of University of Queensland (UQ) and University of South Australia, The research, published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, refutes widespread claims among some public advocacy groups – and a growing belief among consumers – about the safety of nanoparticulate-based sunscreens. University of South Australia and UQ lead investigator Professor Mike Roberts and his co-researchers in Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Germany studied the safety of repeated applications of zinc oxide nanoparticles applied to five volunteers aged between 20 and 30 years. Volunteers applied the zinc oxide nanoparticles every hour for six hours on five consecutive days....

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The 10 Best Christmas Gifts for Watermen (and women) for less than $100 - HeadhunterSurf.com

Put a smile on your favorite waterman's face this year, and stay within your $100 budget! Our next list for 2018 has more of the inland Waterman (or woman) in mind this Holiday season. gives you good options no matter where their home break is, or how old they are. Checkout the latest sun-protective rashguards and sun shirts, deck shoes, deck bags, hyrdration solutions accessories, tools and more!  Quiksilver Waterman New Hooked Long Sleeve Hooded UPF 50 Rashguard  $59 (Free Shipping) - Quicksilver has always been inspired by water and delivered on quality. This cool hooded sun protective rashguard is proof that they continue to serve watermen (and waterwomen) with the best solutions for enjoying their outdoor pursuits.  Quiksilver’s performance fabric blocks both...

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The 10 Best Surfer Christmas Gifts for less than $50 - HeadhunterSurf.com

Put a smile on your favorite surfer’s face this year, and stay within your budget! Our list for 2018 gives you good gift options no matter where their home break is, or how old they are. Checkout cool shades, classic surfer tees, wall decor, accessories, tools and yes, our original surfer’s sunscreen to keep them sun safe. Blenders BeachCat Sunglasses $45 (Free Shipping) - Looking for throwback style sunglasses? Blenders ‘Beachcat Polarized’ shades have a tortoiseshell pattern that’s been popular among smart and creative types for the past century. The turtle splotches aren’t what you’d expect from a regular pair of shades, which makes them likely to draw some attention. If you’re looking for something iconoclastic, something a little different...

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