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It’s your day in the sun, don’t let sunburn ruin it!

Check out the Dr. Dan’s difference: we applied Dr. Dan’s NEW SunStick SPF30 to one half of this leg, and a leading competitor’s SPF to the other. Dr. Dan’s kept the skin healthy and protected, while the leading competitor left the skin burnt and blistered.

Try it for yourself, check out Dr. Dan’s NEW SunStick SPF30 at

Protecting Your Skin from the Sun

This week we’d love to share some tips for protecting your skin from the sun from our friends at Basil Magazine. They know that Dr. Dan’s Sunblock SPF30 is the best way to protect your lips, and you can check out their review here.

“It’s summer and there is nothing better than fun in the sun! There are tons of outdoor activities such as baseball games, amusement parks, camping, hiking, BBQ’s and a host of other activities. While you’re having fun this season, make sure that you protect your skin from the sun as the sun’s drying rays can prematurely age the skin and lead to wrinkles. Use your sunscreen!

Everyone needs sunscreen to protect their skin from damaging UV rays from the sun and sunburn. Using sunscreen products decreases the chances for sunburn and can prevent skin cancer or malignant melanoma. According to the American Cancer Society, in 2009, more than 1 million people were expected to be diagnosed with skin cancer and research studies link skin cancer with sun exposure on unprotected skin.

Sunscreens are products combining several ingredients that help prevent the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation from reaching the skin. Two types of ultraviolet radiation, UVA and UVB, damage the skin, age it prematurely, and increase your risk of skin cancer.

UVB is the chief culprit behind sunburn, while UVA rays, which penetrate the skin more deeply, are associated with wrinkling, leathering, sagging, and other light-induced effects of aging. They also exacerbate the carcinogenic effects of UVB rays, and increasingly are being seen as a cause of skin cancer on their own. Sunscreens vary in their ability to protect against UVA and UVB.

What Is SPF?

Most sunscreens with an SPF of 15 or higher do an excellent job of protecting against UVB. SPF — or Sun Protection Factor — is a measure of a sunscreen’s ability to prevent UVB from damaging the skin. Here’s how it works: If it takes 20 minutes for your unprotected skin to start turning red, using an SPF 15 sunscreen theoretically prevents reddening 15 times longer — about five hours.

Another way to look at it is in terms of percentages: SPF 15 filters out approximately 93 percent of all incoming UVB rays. SPF 30 keeps out 97 percent and SPF 50 keeps out 98 percent. They may seem like negligible differences, but if you are light-sensitive, or have a history of skin cancer, those extra percentages will make a difference. And as you can see, no sunscreen can block all UV rays.

But there are problems with the SPF model: First, no sunscreen, regardless of strength, should be expected to stay effective longer than two hours without reapplication. Second, “reddening” of the skin is a reaction to UVB rays alone and tells you little about what UVA damage you may be getting. Plenty of damage can be done without the red flag of sunburn being raised.


Your skin responds to excessive sun exposure by turning red, becoming hot, and slightly painful to the touch. Severe sunburns cause skin blistering and peeling. The sun’s rays have two types of harmful UV rays–UVA and UVB. UVA rays penetrate your skin more deeply than UVB and are the cause of premature skin aging. UVB rays are the primary sun burning agent.

Don’t forget the Children

Children are at particular risk because they forget to reapply as often as needed when they are busy playing. Beach and lake vacations present special challenges for parents to monitor sunscreen coverage on children because water enhances the effect of radiation. According to a recent study discussed in Science Daily, 7-year-old children who vacationed at the beach had a 5 percent increase in skin moles–a major risk factor in malignant melanoma.

For this month, I wanted to include some of my picks for protecting yourself from the sun. So, if you don’t use anything to protect yourself from the sun, consider these options below. Also, if you already use sunscreens, here are a few more to try as they are all natural products. I’ve also included a few lip balms. Whatever you do, be sure to use something!


Illani, Your Green Beauty Girl”

ICAST Countdown: 1 month left!

We can’t wait to connect with over 10,000 fishing enthusiasts at ICAST 2014, the premiere showcase for the latest innovations in fishing gear, accessories and apparel! In just one month (starting July 15th) we’ll be in sunny Orlando, Florida; if you’ll be in the area, give us a shout on Facebook or Twitter, or leave a comment below.

In the meantime, check out our spot in the official ICAST 2014 product guide, seen here first:


True Story: Bugged No More in Florida

This week’s story comes from Florida, where summertime means heat, humidity, and bugs. Thankfully, our new Advanced Anti-Itch Stick is just with the doctor ordered!

Living in Florida we have tons of insects and issues with bug bites. From mosquitos, sand fleas, fire ants, and even the occasional random spider bite we get a few bug bites! Your new Anti-itch Stick has been put through the test in my family. We have tried it on every type of insect bite you can think of – it relieves the swelling within hours and takes away the itch and irritation almost immediately.

The most amazing part is that after being bit by what we think was a spider, my Mom’s calf had an area the size of a soft ball that was swollen and red. We applied the anti-itch to the affected area and within three hours the swelling had gone down and the red was only about the size of a quarter. After one more application the bite was the size of a pencil eraser. Very effective product – We love this product and can’t wait to try the others and hope to see more products to come from you all. We have confidence every product you make will be very effective and affordable.

Being bugged no more – Florida

Get Your Skin Ready for Summer

The winter of 2014 has been cold and dry. It seems like one of the worst we’ve had in a long time. As a result, your skin and lips may feel dry and scaly due to the lack of moisture. Dr Dan’s CortiBalm and Dr Dan’s Hand & Body Lotion can help relieve the dry, itchy feeling associated with winter weather. Routine application can relieve the dryness and help moisturize your skin so that it feels smooth and soft.

Don’t forget that with the coming of summer there will be numerous times when Dr Dan’s products will help your skin stay it’s healthiest. For example: going for walks in the woods may result in scratches from thorns and bushes. Dr Dan’s Lotion and Anti-Itch Stick can help relieve the pain and irritation from those scratches. Our Anti-Itch Stick is great for pain because it relieves the irritation right away. The Lotion is great for application to larger areas. Both will help your skin heal faster without the pain and irritation associated with scratches that can take days to heal.

Dr. Dan’s Anti-Itch Stick also provides immediate and long lasting relief from insect bites, including mosquitoes, chiggers and more.

Get over the winter dryness and prepare yourself for the for summer by stocking your camping and outdoor gear with Dr Dan’s Skin Care Products.

Introducing Dr. Dan’s Outdoors

This Spring, Dr. Dan’s is excited to announce the launch of our outdoor line of products, Dr. Dan’s Anti-Itch Stick and Dr. Dan’s Chemical-Free Sunblock SPF30. Outdoor enthusiasts have already told us how much they love using CortiBalm to protect and heal their lips while fishing, hiking, camping, and surfing. We’ve used our expertise and your feedback to craft an entire line of products that will heal and protect your skin all Summer long.

A friend recently told me how Dr. Dan’s Hand and Body Lotion helped him after a long day of fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. He said that he had fished all day and was very fortunate in that fishing was very good that day. At the end of the day he noticed that he had scratches and small cuts all over his hands from handling the fish he had caught. Remembering that he had some of Dr. Dan’s Lotion, he decided to put it on his hands to see if it would help with the discomfort. That night his hands hardly bothered him at all and by the next morning they were almost completely healed. As a result, he always keeps Dr. Dan’s in his fishing gear to keep his hands in shape for fishing and other outdoor activities.

While scratches, cuts, and bug bites can be a routine occurrence outdoors, protecting your skin and preventing damage from the sun may be the most important thing you can do for your skin while spending time outside. We all know that our sun is very important to us. It helps us make Vitamin D that is very important for our bones. It helps plants grow to provide us food and many other things. Unfortunately, it also produces harmful rays that can burn our skin and cause skin cancer. That is why it is so important to protect your lips and skin from the ultraviolet rays that can damage them. When you are out in the sun, use Dr Dan’s Chemical-Free SunBlock SPF30 on your lips to block the rays that can cause your lips to crack and peel. Keep Dr. Dan’s products with you on the beach, in the pool, on the lake or wherever you may be spending an excessive amount of time in the sun to protect and heal your lips and skin when your having a good time outdoors this summer.

If you do happen to get overexposed to the sun, use CortiBalm for your lips and Dr. Dan’s Lotion for your body to help relieve the burning associated with sunburn. Most importantly remember that the only real prevention from skin cancer is avoiding overexposure to the sun.