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Dr. Dan’s + Bass Pro Partnership

This past weekend, we hinted at some exciting news for Dr. Dan’s Skin Care — and today, we’re delighted to announce that we’ve partnered with Bass Pro Shops to bring the entire line of Dr. Dan’s Skin Care products to select stores.

This is a significant step for us, and the culmination of two years of work in the outdoor industry beginning with the sponsorship of our first professional angler, Danny DeVries, in 2014. Since then, we’ve been traveling the country, educating anglers about better skin care, and attracting the attention of some of professional angling’s stars and legends, including Roland Martin, Jimmy Houston, Peter Miller, Mike Iaconelli, Scott Martin and Jimmy Nelson. Our efforts have been recognized by a number of publications, including GAFF Magazine, FLW and Golf Forum, and our products were recently promoted to a national audience on NBC’s TODAY show.

If you’d like to join us in celebrating this milestone, we’ll be holding an official launch event on June 6th at 2:00pm at the Bass Pro Shops location in Cincinnati featuring the iconic Peter Miller, host of NBC Sports’ “Bass 2 Billfish”. We’ll be discussing Dr. Dan’s Skin Care products and the importance of protecting your skin.

Here’s the full list of Bass Pro locations where you can find Dr. Dan’s products:

Outdoor World #004
200 Gulf Stream Way
Dania, FL 33004

Outdoor World #010
5156 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819

Outdoor World #011
300 Cincinnati Mills Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45240

Worldwide Sportsman #16
4301 Legendary Drive
Destin, FL 32541

Outdoor World #017
10177 N. Kings Highway
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

Outdoor World #018
1972 Power Plant Parkway
Hampton, VA 23666

Outdoor World #064
1 Bass Pro Drive
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Outdoor World #33
10040 Gulf Center Drive
Ft. Myers, FL 33913

Outdoor World #46
10501 Palm River Road
Tampa, FL 33619

BPS Outpost #65
30 N. Christopher Columbus Blvd.
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

No stores near you? Not to worry! Use our Store Locator to find the nearest location to buy Dr. Dan’s products or order CortiBalm.

Dr. Dan’s Skin Care was founded by a dermatologist in private practice, and brought to the market by M&L Solutions of Milan, Indiana. All of the Dr. Dan’s Skin Care products are made in the USA, gluten free, and safe for the entire family.

Winter Sun Safety Tips from the Skin Cancer Foundation

Winter sports enthusiasts are at increased risk for overexposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation. The combination of higher altitude and UV rays reflected by the snow puts skiers and snowboarders at an increased risk of sun damage, and ultimately skin cancer. More than 90 percent of all skin cancers are associated with sun exposure.

“It’s easy to associate winter with frostbite and windburn, but most people are unaware that UV rays can be every bit as damaging on the slopes as on the beach,” said Perry Robins, MD, President, The Skin Cancer Foundation. “With the winter sports season ahead of us, it’s more important than ever to take proper precautions on the slopes.”

Higher altitude means increased risk of sun-induced skin damage, since UV radiation exposure increases 4 to 5 percent with every 1,000 feet above sea level. At an altitude of 9,000 to 10,000 feet, UV radiation may be 35 to 45 percent more intense than at sea level. In addition, snow reflects up to 80 percent of the UV light from the sun, meaning that you are often hit by the same rays twice. This only increases the risk for damage.

Both snow and strong wind can wear away sunscreen and reduce its effectiveness, so you have to take extra precautions. To protect your skin from the bitter cold, heavy winds and winter sun, follow these important sun protection tips:

Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF (Sun Protection Factor) of 30 or higher whenever you spend extended time outdoors. Apply 30 minutes before hitting the slopes. Be aware that the sun’s reflection off the snow is strong even on cloudy days. (Up to 80 percent of the sun’s rays can penetrate clouds.)

Apply sunscreen liberally and evenly to all exposed skin – most skiers and snowboarders do not use enough. You should apply at least a teaspoon to the face.

Use a moisturizing sunscreen with ingredients like lanolin or glycerin. Winter conditions can be particularly harsh on the skin.

Be sure to cover often-missed spots: the lips, ears, around the eyes, and on the neck, the underside of chin, scalp and hands.

Reapply every two hours, and immediately after heavy sweating.

Always wear a lip balm with an SPF 15 or higher – lips are very sensitive.

Carry a travel-sized sunscreen and lip balm with you on the slopes. Reapply on the chairlift, especially after a long, snow-blown run.

Read more winter sun safety tips from the Skin Cancer Foundation here.

Take Care of Yourself – by Mike Iaconelli

Here’s an excerpt from Dr. Dan’s partner Mike Iaconelli’s weekly column in Bassmaster.com.

We spend a huge amount of time out in the sun. I’ve been told that skin cancer is a leading cause of death for people in our business. Much of it could be avoided if we just took the time to protect ourselves.

You’ll notice that many of the photographs you see on this site and others show anglers covered from head to toe. We wear gloves, hats with sun capes, long pants and sun buffs. There’s a reason for that. Overexposure to the sun is not healthy. There’s nothing manly about sunburn.

Some anglers have said they don’t want to wear all that clothing. They think it’s probably hot and uncomfortable. If you buy good stuff, it won’t bother you at all. I wear it all the time without any discomfort. Most of the time I don’t even know I’m wearing it.

The final thing about skin care is to always use some form of sunblock. Make it a part of your morning grooming routine before you leave your room or your home. I do. Use whatever brand you want but make sure it’s a first-class product. I use Doctor Dan’s. I’m well satisfied with it.

You can check out the entire article at: http://www.bassmaster.com/blog/ike-take-care-yourself.

Work Outdoors? Here are 21 Ways to Protect Against Skin Cancer

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, sun is the primary cause of skin cancer, and that means that those who work outside most of the time are at high risk for this disease. However, the dangers of skin cancer in this industry have often been neglected.

Follow these prevention guidelines for outdoor workers below to stay safe in the sun:

  • Outside jobs can sometimes be done inside or moved to a shady location. A temporary shelter can be erected or trees and buildings used for protection.
  • A shady spot should be available for lunch and coffee breaks.
  • Reorganize the job so tasks requiring outdoor work get done in the morning before 10 am and after 4 pm, to avoid the hours of greatest sun intensity.
  • Wear protective clothing and cover the skin.
  • Long-sleeved, closely-woven shirts and long trousers or skirts provide the best protection.
  • Avoid clothes that you can see light through. If light is getting through, the ultraviolet radiation is getting through as well.
  • If shorts are worn, a pair that approaches the knee will offer more protection than a shorter pair.
  • A collar will protect the skin on the back of the neck.
  • Wear a hat and sunglasses
  • A hat will keep the sun off the face, neck and ears. It will also protect bald spots.
  • Broad-brimmed hats are best. The brim should be at least 3 inches wide.
  • If a lot of bending is required, have a flap on the back of the hat, which will keep the sun off the back of the neck.
  • Hardhats can have a flap or extra brim fitted to them.
  • Use sunglasses or safety glasses that filter out UV rays.
  • Use an SPF 15 or higher sunscreen before going outdoors.
  • Use a water-resistant sunscreen when working with water or when perspiring.
  • Some substances increase the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation. These include industrial chemicals such as asphalt and diphenyls, and some medications. A water-resistant sunscreen will help give protection when there is likely to be skin contact with these substances.
  • Choose a stick lotion form of sunscreen; sprays and gels often contain ingredients related to cancer or others that break down on exposure to the sun. Sprays can also be inhaled into your lungs and cause other problems.
  • Reapply sunscreen every two hours. If sweating freely, reapply more often.
  • Make sure the face, lips, neck, ears, arms and back of the hands are protected.
  • Ultraviolet radiation bounces off water, sand, concrete, light-colored surfaces and snow. People who work near these areas will need to take extra care.

Thanks to the Skin Cancer Foundation for these great tips!

Welcome our newest fan, Chris Ludwig

Dr. Dan’s is thrilled to welcome our newest fan to the Dr. Dan’s family, tournament angler Chris Ludwig. You can find Chris competing at B.A.S.S. and F.L.W. Outdoor events, and on Facebook or the Interactive Angler as well. Chris has competed in over 275 various fishing tournaments, is an Indiana Bass Federation top 8 qualifier, ten time Budweiser Bass Series Championship qualifier, Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League Regional qualifier, and two time Hidden Valley Lake Angler of the Year. Chris is especially proud of the youth tournaments he has organized and run for local Boy Scouts Venture Crew, along with the HVL Kids Fishing Derby.

Having spent so much time enjoying the outdoors, Chris knows firsthand what a beating your skin can take from the elements. That’s why he recommends Dr. Dan’s to moisturize, protect and heal your skin from sunburn, wind, bites, and more. Don’t just take our word for it, hear from Chris himself:

Thanks Chris!

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.

Sunburn

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!

Thanks,

Illani, Your Green Beauty Girl”