July 2009

Keeping Your Pits Sweet and Safe

You may already know about the health issues associated with deodorant. It’s not surprising though, right? We pay to have lead added to our toys to make them brighter—why not to have aluminum added to make our pits stink less?

Honestly, since I’ve heard about the stuff that’s in antiperspirants, I’ve always wondered if that’s what’s been causing so many cases of breast cancer in our country. After all, lumps aren’t often detected first within the breast, but beneath the arm. It turns out that some deodorants have been linked to causing that very problem. Here are just some of the issues associated with deodorants/antiperspirants. Check to see if your container has these ingredients.

The Best Sunscreens for Summer Fun

We all know that protecting our skin from harmful UV rays is a high priority all summer, but with so many different products on the market, it’s sometimes difficult to decide which one will offer the best protection. Here is a quick guide to some of the best sunscreens available.

For the Family: No-Ad Sunblock Lotion SPF 45 is considered a great deal for families. It’s inexpensive and comes in large bottles for daily use. It’s also water resistant, and provides protection against both UVA and UVB rays.

For Sports: If you’re going to be playing hard outside all day, Banana Boat Sport Performance Dri-Block Sunblock Lotion SPF 30 may help you out. It dries well, is lightweight, and offers a broad range of protection.