Blue Lizard Blog

Got Ink? Protect Your Tattoo from the Harmful Rays of the Sun

Jul 07 2015 sun safety Sunscreen tattoos

Whether you choose to have a small tattoo that you can hide away from the world, or a dramatic, colorful piece of art that covers a large portion of your body, getting a tattoo is a big decision. It is a big investment of money, time and pain, not to mention that it is permanent. Tattoos are a lifelong, permanent investment in body art The financial hit you’ll take when getting a tattoo can vary greatly, depending on factors such as size, number of colors and complexity of the tattoo. Individual tattoo artists have different pricing structures that also include...

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I Have Dark Skin; Do I Still Need to Wear Sunscreen?

Jun 29 2015 Dark skin Melanoma Skin cancer sun safety Sunscreen

  There's a long-standing myth that dark skin is immune to skin cancer. It’s true that those with fairer skin are 10 times more likely to develop melanoma — the most deadly type of skin cancer according to the Centersfor Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) — but that doesn’t mean that those with darker skin are not at risk too.  The truth is skin protection isan issue for this group, especially since darker-skinned people who develop melanoma are more likely to die from the condition, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Lack of protection, combined with late detection, often...

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Your Furry Family Members Need Protection Too

Jun 23 2015 Pets sun safety Sunscreen

If you’re in the habit of applying sunscreen before heading out on your daily walk with your dog, bravo! But did you know that some dogs and even cats also need protection from sunburn as well? “The little nose tip, especially if your dog is pale-nosed or white-nosed, those areas are prone to sun-induced tumors,” said Dr. Clint Berdeen, owner and veterinarian at Pointe South Animal Hospital in Randleman, NC. “I usually recommend to owners of dogs that have pink or pale noses that tend to get crusty to use sunscreen on their noses anytime they’ll be outside in the...

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Parents’ Guide to Packing the Perfect Beach Bag

Jun 15 2015 beach kids sun safety Sunscreen

A trip to the beach is a time-honored way to spend a summer vacation.  But when you add kids to the mix, you need a little more preparation. Here are some suggestions for a well-stocked beach bag: The bag. First you need a good sized bag to haul all your gear. Classic large canvas are good tried-and-true options that can hold a lot of stuff, are inexpensive and hold up well. Or choose a water-proof option such as a large vinyl bag. Travel-size BabyWipes can come in handy for wiping little sticky or sandy hands and faces. Blue Lizard Australian...

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Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen Delivered to Boston’s Beaches

Jun 11 2015 Skin cancer sun safety Sunscreen

Four the past two summers, people in the Boston area have become accustomed to seeing a 40-foot-long lavender and white RV traveling the roads. This colorful van is the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Blum Family Resource Center Van (Blum Van), a rolling classroom and skin cancer check center. Showing up at events and festivals such as the Mission Hill Community Fair and the Health Fair at Waltham High School, the Blum Van promotes a Skin Cancer Awareness Program that spreads the message of skin damage and cancers caused by the sun. As part of the program, the Blum Van offers free...

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Caring Through Sharing the Gift of Water Sports

Jun 03 2015 sun safety Sunscreen water sports

Do you remember spending summer days on the lake when you were a kid? There’s nothing quite like the feeling of sitting in the bow of a motorboat, flying across the water with the wind in your hair or skimming the waves on water skis or just swimming and cooking out. A day spent at the lake is a perfect summer day that creates memories that last a lifetime. Not all children get the chance to create these types of memories but Wake the World (WTW) is working to help change that. The organization helps provide a day on the...

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May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month: Learn about the different types of skin cancer and what to look for

May 25 2015 Melanoma Skin cancer sun safety Sunscreen

Not all skin cancers are created equal. Some are more deadly than others. Learn how to detect the signs and symptoms of the different types of skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common of all human cancers, with one million people in the U.S. diagnosed each year with some type of the disease.  Cancer occurs when normal cells undergo a transformation and grow and multiply without normal controls. Here are the cancer basics: As the cells multiply, they form a mass called a tumor. Tumors are cancerous only if they are malignant. This means that they encroach on and invade neighboring...

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Third Graders Create Sun Safe Kits for Their School

May 17 2015 sun safety Sunscreen

Education about sun safety and skin cancer awareness has a big impact when started young. Just ask the Chapman Hill Elementary School third graders who decided to learn about the effects of ultraviolet radiation and how it can affect our long-term health as part of a science project. The students created Sun Safe Kits for all students and staff in their school that includes Blue Lizard® Sunscreen, a hat, a UV necklace and an information card on how to practice sun safety. These Salem, Oregon students were asked to do a project on weather-related hazards  for their science standards requirement...

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Fighting to Stop Melanoma

May 15 2015 Melanoma Skin cancer sun safety Sunscreen

Five hundred runners will gather on Saturday, May 16 in Fort Worth, Texas, to help raise awareness about melanoma and to remember Tracy Harrison’s fight with this deadly disease. Blue Lizard Sunscreen® is proud to be a sponsor of the Third Annual Tracy’s Race Against Melanoma and will be distributing sunscreen to all participants. The race honors Tracy Harrison, a 40-year-old Texas woman who died from melanoma in 2008, and raises funds for the Tracy Harrison Foundation for Melanoma Awareness. Lance Harris, Tracy’s brother and the founder of the Tracy Harrison Foundation for Melanoma Awareness and Tracy’s Race Against Melanoma,...

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SQR SUP & Run Event to Support Our Wounded Warriors

May 14 2015 5K Florida Paddle Board sun safety Sunscreen SUP

Our wounded warriors will be honored at the SQR SUP & Run on May 16 in Sarasota, Fla., a 5K run and 5K stand-up paddle board (SUP) presented by the Sarasota Athletic Association to benefit Operation Second Chance (OSC). The event will be held at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, and is a great way to have fun, meet new friends and say thank you for the sacrifices made by our armed forces heroes. With all those folks participating in the event under the hot Florida sun, Blue Lizard® Australian Sunscreen will be at the SUP and Run protecting athletes’...

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