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Coconut Oil and Aloe Vera: Summer Must-Haves

Today officially marks the first day of summer! Living in Florida and dealing with 90 degree heat for the past two months, it’s felt like summer for me A LONG time ago. My house is located about five minutes away from the beach, so that’s one place you will find me on the weekends. When I was younger, I can’t tell you the numerous times I would bake in the sun. Now that I’m older, I have learned my lesson and try to protect myself as much as possible. Of course there will be times a sun burn may occur […]

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Don’t Fry Day

3.5 MILLION cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year in the United States, according to The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention. Just take a moment and think of that number – that HUGE number. Since I’m a very fair-skinned person, sunblock is always in my beach bag. But that’s not the only way to protect yourself from the harmful UV rays. In honor of Don’t Fry Day, I’m sharing the five best ways to enjoy the sun without the burn! Slather on the Sunscreen – I said it wasn’t the ONLY thing, but it is the most important […]

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Coconut Oil Sunscreen

As most of you probably know, I recently did a blog about coconut oil and tattoo care. I use coconut oil to moisturize my tattoos every day. Last weekend I decided to go to the beach with a few friends and I completely forgot to bring any sunscreen, being born and raised near the beaches of the gulf coast, this is not an uncommon occurrence for me. Even with the potential risk of skin damage, I decided to suck it up, and stay out in the sun; boy did I pay for it. When I got home from the beach, […]