4 Ways to Nurture & Protect Your Skin This Summer

May being Melanoma Awareness Month is always a timely reminder, as we head into the lovely summer months!  I adore sunny summer days, and lots of playing outside.  But skin cancer is a real threat, and it's a topic that hits close to home for me.  My husband and I both have had run-ins with skin cancer, and it’s not fun.  And as most people know, it’s usually preventable. Add in the fact that sun can dry you out and prematurely age you likka prune... and it's definitely worth taking a look at a few ideas to nurture and protect your skin this time of year! 4 Ways to Nurture & Protect Your Skin At this stage in my life, I have many reasons to take good care of my skin.  Being outdoors in the sunshine is one of my favorite things, so avoiding the sun is not an option.  I’ve picked up a few tips and tricks to nurture your skin, protect yourself against skin cancer, and promote anti-aging as much as possible. Protect it.  Baby it.  It's the only skin you've got! # 1 Use a Sport … [Read more...]

Keep Bugs Away With Insect Shield Clothing

Did you know there's an awesome fabric technology available that repels insects?  This season I've noticed many of the outdoor gear brands have started incorporating it in with their product line. Insect Shield clothing allows you to keep bugs away, and avoid having to use sprays and lotions which can be stinky, too strong for sensitive skin, and at times ineffectual. Insect Shield is actually a proprietary permethrin formula that is tightly bound to fabric fibers.  It's completely odorless, and offers long-lasting, effective and convenient protection.  Insect Shield apparel has been proven and registered to repel mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, chiggers, and midges (no-see-ums). A concern for many, especially during the summer months when we often spend more time outdoors, is ticks.  In one of my more popular blog posts Tick Safety for Families This Outdoor Season, I mentioned Insect Shield technology as a good option to try. Now my family and I have had a chance to test out … [Read more...]