Glad I got your attention! 🙂
Did you know that May was Skin Cancer Awareness month?
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the main cause of skin cancer. UV radiation can also come from tanning booths or sunlamps. The most dangerous kind of skin cancer is called melanoma.
The good news? Skin cancer can almost always be cured when it’s found and treated early — even melanoma. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to prevent skin cancer or detect it early on.
This May, spread the word about strategies for preventing skin cancer and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved.
- How many of you leave the house everyday with sunscreen on? I am guilty….I need to be better of putting on sunscreen BEFORE we even step outside.
*Are you choosing a mineral based sunscreen vs. a chemical one? Stay clear from the ingredient OXYBENZONE….that is bad news..:(
*Do you kids fight you with sunscreen? Here is a solution I’ve found for my whole family, including the pre-teen soccer player [who hates putting on any lotion/skin protectant], the always-on-the-go tween girl, and the baby-of-the-house, our 7 year old daughter: [click on link below!]
Again, they are a mineral sunblocker – safe with non-nano zinc oxide, moisturizing with Aloe & coconut oil, and are non-streaking.
Many people today are foregoing sunscreen all together because they are concerned about the hormone disrupting ingredients in conventional sunscreens 😱It isn’t all or nothing, there are safer sunscreens out there. Free of questionable or harmful ingredients, EFFECTIVE and it goes on clear – no white streaks here 🙅🏻♀️ I’m super excited to share that our sunscreens are currently 20% off, while supplies last!
Here are just a few ideas to spread to ‘awareness word’:
Encourage families to adopt good habits together, like wearing sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher and limiting their time in the sun. [Great promotion on safer mineral sunblockers going on, safe with non-nano zinc oxide and moisturizing power!]
Motivate teachers and administrators to teach kids about the harm of UV radiation and why it’s important to protect yourself.
Identify youth leaders in your community who can talk to their peers about taking steps to prevent skin cancer.
Partner with a local hospital, state fair, or similar organization to host a skin cancer screening event.
Curious? Have questions about it? Drop me a note [comments below]!
Thank you, and safe sunny times for you and your family!! 🙂
Additional informational link: https://www.skincancer.org/get-involved/skin-cancer-awareness-month
Why does it matter there has been a lack of federal regulations on beauty products?? I’ll give you ONE example.
Lipstick. 90% of all lipstick. Let me repeat that. NINETY PERCENT of all lipstick contains lead and harmful carcinogens. Ingredients used in personal care products aren’t required to be tested for safety on human health.
What can you do about it?
1) Throw away all your lipstick and go here – where you can purchase 2 lipsticks and save $10.
2) Ask Congress to require testing for safety on all beauty products;
3) Educate yourselves on which ingredients to stay away from: https://www.beautycounter.com/the-never-list/
The idea of supporting an initiative that seeks cleaner, safer personal products, while empowering women, reassuring them “They do not need to give up their health for beauty”, is definitely a cause dearly close to my heart. Change is already happening. No woman should be harmed for making her own choices or living her own life. No woman should compromise her health and safety for beauty. Stay beautiful. Stay safe. 💚🤗
A big Thank You to all my readers and friends, for supporting not only my recently launched small business for safer and healthier lifestyle, but also, the personal statement behind it, which involves my solid belief in seeking out safer alternatives for myself and my family:
2017 has been a particularly challenging year, with very high ‘highs’ and rock-bottom lows… But our family has managed. We’ve held residence in 3 different countries, experienced the never-ending cramped hotel room living, while attempting to enroll kids in a new school, new country, new routine. I packed, unpacked, evacuated from a hurricane. We’re caught in the midst of political/economic turmoil, lost a dear family member to unfair battle with lung cancer… My kids had to say “hellos” and “goodbyes” too many times to their friends.
Lost many nights of sleep trying to figure out how to offer my children/our family a stable and nurturing environment, regardless the hardships.
And we did. We’ve established ourselves back in the US, we’re again a whole family, with a decent routine, waiting to learn about what the work scenario will have in store for us in 2018.
I’m hopeful 2018 will be a healthier year. I’m hopeful Im able to work towards a healthy mindset, healthier eating habits, healthier relationships with my loved ones, our friends the ones around us.
As a scientist by trade, a mother, spouse, daughter, care taker, it’s my right and duty to be diligent when it comes to the products I bring into my house, to our family.
The reason I’ve switched to a safer beauty approach/behavior (as you may tell, I’m starting with the body… next changes will be about transitioning to a healthier mindset… 🙂
Decades of studies show that serious health issues (including, but not limited to asthma, learning disabilities, cancer and infertility) have increased, and due in some part to our ongoing exposure to toxic chemicals. There are more than 80,000 chemicals on the market today. This is particularly true of those used in the skin care and beauty industry. The initiative I was introduced to – by a dear friend from our joint time back in Africa – has banned over 1,500 ingredients setting a new health and safety standard.
Also, this initiative has enabled me to re-establish myself as a small business person, in a similar fashion it has empowered some many women for the past years!
The idea of supporting an initiative that seeks cleaner, safer personal products, while empowering women, reassuring them “They do not need to give up their health for beauty”, is definitely a cause dearly close to my heart. Change is already happening. No woman should be harmed for making her own choices or living her own life. No woman should compromise her health and safety for beauty. Stay beautiful. Stay safe. Happy 2018!
Hey there! Although these days I’m far away from the wonderful work performed by the CDC office, a bit of web surfing this week led me to stumble upon these great tips, from the CDC Official Website:
“Learn steps you can take in five minutes or less to be safe and healthy with these weekly health tips! Be sure to click on the links to more information, including steps that may take longer but are worth the time. A new tip will be added to this page each week.
Add the Five Minutes or Less for Health widget to your website or blog, and CDC will automatically update it with a new five-minute tip each week!”
Click here if curious about the “healthy living widgets”
And… since I’ve touched upon the subject of ‘healthy living’, I’ve recently switched to a ‘healthier perception’ of Beauty… and joined this initiative, as a #small business person… Why not, right?
Ending 2017 on a high (and beautifully cared for!) note (smiles!)
Switch to Safer Beauty!
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