Staying Sun Safe This Fall

Fall is officially here! Cozy sweaters, pumpkin spiced lattes, crisp air and beautiful leaves. It's a season of utmost beauty. You can now put away your bathing suits and beach towels, but can you also retire your sunscreen? The answer is NO.

Sunscreen protection shouldn't be associated with summer. It should be a year long routine factored into your daily regimen.

Sun damage (aka sunburns) can occur throughout the fall and winter months. How? Ultraviolet A and B (UVA and UVB) are the cancer causing rays --- and UVA is present year round. Meaning, you can get sun damage on a cloudy, snowy or rainy day.

Continue your daily sunscreen routine and reapply every two hours! Our Body Stickers are a great way for you and your children to remember when it's time to reapply.

Step 1: Apply Sticker: Peel sticker from its backing and apply firmly to the back of hand with printed side up leaving enough space to insert 2 fingers.

Step 1: Apply Sticker: Peel sticker from its backing and apply firmly to the back of hand with printed side up leaving enough space to insert 2 fingers.

How will you stay sun protected this fall season? Share below!

Choosing Stronger Sunscreen Would Reduce Women's Melanoma Risk

By Andrew M. Seaman

(Reuters Health) - "The number of women affected by the deadliest form of skin cancer could fall by almost a fifth if they all used sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher, a new study suggests."

"While it may seem obvious that sunscreen with a higher SPF would protect against skin cancer, the study's lead author said past research produced conflicting results, in part because many sunscreen users don't apply sunscreens properly."

"In addition, said Reza Ghiasvand of the University of Oslo in Norway, people often don't reapply sunscreen as recommended. As a result, they end up with sunburns that increase their risk of melanoma, which is the deadliest form of skin cancer."

Read the entire study here

Credit: Reuters Health

Sun Tip: Reapply Your Sunscreen

Reapplication of sunscreen is just as important as putting it on in the first place, so reapply every two hours. Our Body Stickers + Wristbands remind you when to reapply and seek shade! Yes, we do ALL the work for you. So, sit back and enjoy the beach...sun safe style!

Fast Sun Safe Fact: Tanning Bed

There is no such thing as a safe tan. One of the most dangerous forms of tanning is indoor tanning. In 2010, the indoor tanning industry's revenue was estimated to be $2.6 billion. So, there's no denying the fact that this type of tanning is very common among men and women today – especially those in the adolescent years.

Read more here

Credit: The Skin Cancer Foundation

Credit: The Skin Cancer Foundation

Protect Your Skin While Driving

There has been some research to suggest a connection between sun exposure while driving and skin cancer. How? UVA rays can still get through the window of a car -- damaging your skin over time.

According to a study in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, nearly 53% of skin cancers in the US occur on the left, or drivers’, side of the body. Scientists have found that front windshields block an average of 96% of UV rays; however side windows only block an average of 71% of UV rays.

This fall, don't forget to wear sunscreen while driving; and if you're taking a long road trip, reapply, reapply, reapply!

Free Sunscreen Dispensers at Randall's Island Park

Spending time on Randall's Island in New York City this Labor Day? Leave the sunscreen at home.

Free sunscreen dispensers will be available throughout the island from Labor Day through November as part of a program to encourage sun safety and reduce the number of skin cancer related diagnoses in the United States.

@RandallsIsland: Check out our very own Deputy Administrator of Randall's Island Park using one of the newly installed sunscreen dispensers that can be found throughout the Island!

@RandallsIsland: Check out our very own Deputy Administrator of Randall's Island Park using one of the newly installed sunscreen dispensers that can be found throughout the Island!

What's inside each dispenser? Mineral-based SPF 30 sunscreen

Explore Randall's Island and stay sun protected at the same time!

Molly Sims Teams Up With The Claire Marie Foundation

"The Claire Marie Foundation was established in 2014 following the death of Claire Marie Wagonhurst, a sparkling 17 year old who lost a long battle with adolescent melanoma as a result of changes her body went through during puberty."

Molly Sims has teamed up with The Claire Marie Foundation to bring awareness to adolescent melanoma. Watch her PSA below.

Credit: The Claire Marie Foundation

Credit: The Claire Marie Foundation

Support The Claire Marie Foundation here.