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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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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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Sunburn on a cloudy day? No Way!

Most of us are used to applying sunscreen on sunny days. This goes without saying, whether your at the beach, surfing, bike ride or any one of a hundred different outdoor activities our great city has to offer. There's not too many cloudy days here, however we have a couple of months leading up to summer that can get us in trouble. May gray and June gloom are often foggy and cloudy months on the coast mostly due to the  cooler ocean temps and the heat of the nearby desert regions colliding. These are the cloudy days that sneak up on us humans and lull us into thinking we are safe from the sun's UV rays. There was a particular day...

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