Earth Day is one of our favorite days here at Sea Radiance! Did you know you can even help protect the Earth with the choices you make for your skin? Read on to see how.

  • Everything we use on our bodies washes down the drains into our waterways and oceans, and harmful ingredients can affect flora and fauna! Always look for products that are free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes and GMOs.
  • Always remember to recycle when you are done with your products. Your community recycling program will take care of most of your empties, but some cosmetics companies will actually give you a new product in exchange for several old containers of their products!
  • Long showers not only waste water, but they can actually dry out your skin, too. Stick to just one short, warm shower a day for happier skin and environment!
  • Look for physical sun blocks with zinc oxide. Chemical sunscreens stop cells from absorbing the sun, so when they wash into the ocean, they can damage coral reefs by preventing them from photosynthesizing! Physical sun blocks prevent ocean damage and are healthier for sensitive skin, as well.

How are you celebrating Earth Day? Are you heading out with your sunblock in the fresh air? We’d love to know! Send us a tweet @SeaRadianceSkin

If you are constantly applying your SPF, you know your skin will thank you. Sun exposure is the number one cause of skin aging, as well as being the major culprit behind skin cancer. But, there’s one place you may be exposing yourself without realizing it!

Airplane Sun DamageWhen you travel on a plane and get settled in to that window seat, you’re most likely thinking about the gorgeous view. But, those ultraviolet rays coming through the window are actually intensified between four and ten percent for every 1,000 feet above sea level you travel. Not only does the recycled air of the plane leave your skin dry, but a cross-country flight can also leave you with irreversible sun damage!

Next time you fly, be sure to protect your skin from airplane sun damage with an SPF of at least 30. A scarf is also a great multi-purpose accessory that you can drape over your face while napping or use as a pillow against the window so your cheek & delicate eye skin are not directly exposed.

P.S. Did you know that driving in a car can also pose a sun damage risk? 

Skin Cancer Risk - Vitamin DRecently, a study from the University of California – San Diego School of Medicine reported that higher levels of vitamin D reduce the risk of invasive cancers, including breast, lung, bladder and bowel cancer. This is fantastic news, as more people can take preventative measures against these debilitating diseases.

It is important to note, however, that the study did not include skin cancer. One person dies of melanoma every hour – with an estimated 5 million cases of skin cancer diagnosed annually, making it the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society.

Dr. Debra Jaliman, who developed and founded Sea Radiance, urges people to be weary of going out in the sun unprotected to get your daily dose of D – even if just for a few minutes. Although it is believed that the sun is the most effective source of vitamin D, she recommends a much safer, reliable alternative.

Vitamin D3 supplements are a simple, safe solution. Taking a daily supplement ensures that you are getting enough vitamin D to help prevent other invasive cancers without the risk of sun damage and exposure to carcinogenic UV rays.

Be sure that you always apply an SPF 30 daily to prevent the risk of skin cancer. With over 10,000 estimated deaths from melanoma this year alone, make sure you don’t prevent other invasive cancers at the expense of your skin’s health – or your life.

Sunscreen in WinterYou may faithfully apply sunscreen on your summer vacation. But did you know that winter skin needs protection, too?

Though we may not feel the sun’s effect as much in winter, its rays still penetrate through glass windows, especially while commuting. Winter weather actually amplifies the sun’s effect because the rays reflect off snow!

For those of us who love winter sports at high altitudes, take note: Every 1,000 feet above sea level increases UV radiation exposure 4 to 5%. This adds an increased risk of damage to skin, which causes skin to appear aged and can lead to skin cancer. Ten percent of deaths from skin cancer originate in the head and neck area, areas that we sometimes neglect to protect in winter months.

Sea Elixir, found in our Rapid Eye Lift, helps to repair sun damage from past years. It also provides some natural protection from the sun to boost your usual sunscreen!

Why leave your skin vulnerable for part of the year? In winter, reach for a daily moisturizer with an SPF of at least 30. Your skin will thank you!