Looking Ahead With Lauren: Get Skin Ready for Winter

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I know that we just made it into fall. But we all know that’s just the precursor to winter and the cold weather that it brings. This is a amazing time of year. The sky starts sparkling, leaves begins to fall and the holidays are near. However, cold weather can wreak havoc on your skin. […]

5 Ultimate Skin Savers All Year Round!

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Want to prevent skin cancer, premature wrinkles and other signs of aging? Protect your skin year-round from the sun’s damaging rays. “No matter the time of year, sun safety is a must for healthy skin,” says Susan Chon, M.D., associate professor in the Department of Dermatology at MD Anderson. “Don’t let cooler temperatures fool you. […]

Holy Moley! 9 Reasons for a Skin Check-up

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Visiting your dermatologist every year may be an important step to staying skin cancer-free. So, how do you know if you should schedule that annual appointment? The answer depends on how likely you are to get skin cancer. And, we’ve made it simple by listing some of the more common warning signs that may put […]

Coconut Oil as Sunscreen? YES, Without Harmful Chemicals

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According to interesting info I receive from coconutresearchcenter.org, they claim that coconut oil is the original suntan/sunscreen lotion. It amazes me how many uses there are for health in regards to coconut oil, but with regard to sunscreen, generally sunscreens we use have chemicals like oxybenzone, that disrupt the hormone system and certainly are not […]

Sunscreen: New Rules to Play By

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Summer’s on the horizon. It’s time to ask yourself, “Should I splurge on the SPF 100 to get extra protection? And, how much extra protection am I really getting?” Our experts agree: sunscreen labels can be confusing and at times misleading. But soon new rules will be in place to help you understand exactly what […]

How To Stay Safe In Extreme Heat And Humidity

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What Is Extreme Heat? Conditions of extreme heat are defined as summertime temperatures that are substantially hotter and/or more humid than average for location at that time of year. Humid or muggy conditions, which add to the discomfort of high temperatures, occur when a “dome” of high atmospheric pressure traps hazy, damp air near the […]

Caution: Hot Weather Workouts

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Well, it’s about time the sunshine and warmer temperatures made it to Michigan. Like me, most fitness minded mid-westerners have been waiting months for outdoor exercise; bootcamp, swimming, biking, hiking, walking or running club – basically anything that happens outside to workout and energize our body and mind.  To avoid being side-lined during your outdoor […]

Protect Your Skin This Summer!

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As hot and sizzling summer months quickly approach, do you have the proper sunscreen yet? We all know we need sunscreen and that skin cancer is a very real threat out there, especially for those with pale and sensitive skin. There are so many sunscreens out there now to choose from: how do you know […]