Blue Lizard Blog — Melanoma Skin Cancer

Why Is Zinc Oxide Important in Sunscreen?

Mar 16 2015 Melanoma Skin Cancer Sunscreen Zinc

We have all heard that applying sunscreen daily is one of the many ways to protect yourself from the sun’s harsh rays. Yet choosing sunscreen can be confusing and the ingredients on the back label can often look like a foreign language! However, analyzing the sunscreen ingredient list on a product can tell you how your sunscreen is protecting you and what ultraviolet (UV) filters and active agents are being used. There are two general types of sunscreen: physical and chemical. Chemical sunscreens generally work by absorbing the sun’s rays, while physical sunscreens sit on top of your skin and block...

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Two Families Turn Tragedy into Something Good

Mar 09 2015 Melanoma Skin Cancer Sunscreen

Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen is proud to partner with various organizations around the country to spread the word on sun safety and skin cancer prevention. Last fall, Blue Lizard had the privilege to be a part of The Amanda Wall-Corey Haddon Memorial Walk: Miles for Melanoma in Apex, NC. This is the story of the two families who started this walk after each lost a young daughter to melanoma. Amanda Wall and Corey Haddon never knew one another in life but will be forever connected after their untimely deaths. Their stories are similar. Both young women attended East Carolina University around...

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