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English girl, 16, suffers horrific sunburn on back after snorkeling in Cuba - Headhuntersurf.com

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES A 16-year-old girl from England who suffered a horrific sunburn on her back while vacationing in Cuba this week has since taken to Facebook to warn others of the summer sun’s dangers. Maisie Squires, of Leeds, told Fox News Saturday that she was enjoying a snorkeling excursion near the end of her family’s two-week trip to Cuba when the terrible sunburn struck. With temperatures hovering around 96 degrees Fahrenheit, Squires said that she kept herself covered in sunscreen through the trip, and applied sun protection cream before the fateful ocean adventure. Maisie Squires, pictured, said she was enjoying the end of her family’s two-week trip to Cuba with a snorkeling excursion on July 23 when the terrible sunburn struck. (Courtesy of Maisie Squires) Nevertheless, the...

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How to Get the Best Protection From Your Favorite Sunscreen now - HeadhunterSurf.com

Layering on the right amount is key if you want to safeguard your skin If you diligently apply—and reapply—your sunscreen to all exposed skin when you’re outside, you probably think your skin is safe. But dermatologists warn that few people actually use enough sunscreen to get anything even close to the SPF stamped on the bottle. “Sunscreen testing in the lab does not always correlate with how well it performs in the real world, mainly because consumers are applying about half as much sunscreen as they should,” says Joshua Zeichner, MD, director of cosmetic and clinical research at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. So what actually happens if you skimp on your sunscreen? CR’s sunscreen tests have shown that using half...

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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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Help Lifeguards Stay Protected

Hey fans of Headhunter, we need your help! We're devising a strategy that helps put our skin saving products in the hands (and on the bodies) of Lifeguards around the United States.  These First Responders are responsible for saving countless lives while enduring the sun's unrelenting rays at beaches, parks and pools nationwide. Many enjoy the sunscreen we deliver, but often have to come out of pocket to get it. Their offices are outside, forcing them to purchase and consume more sunscreen than the average person. Together we can help defray their cost of staying sun safe. Here's where you come in: take a look at the list of ideas below and let us know which one you like the...

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