Lisa Benest, MD

Hello, Bloggy Buddies!
I have a cross-post today from a nice blogger over at Lisa Benest MD
How cool are we? A Dr. cross post, LOL….well, we are the coolest bunch, are we not, bloggy buddies? 🙂
So read on, and enjoy!

by Lisa Benest M.D.

We now know that despite the lure of golden summer skin, there is no such thing as a healthy tan. All tanning causes damage to skin. And despite our best efforts to protect it, our skin does get exposed to the sun, and can be damaged by UVR (UV rays). The sun’s rays can reach us even when we’re not aware of it. UVR can penetrate glass and clothes, travel through clouds and reflect off water and sand. All this means that we need to be more vigilant than we might think. UVR are responsible for sun tans, but also for sunburns and deeper tissue damage.
The best approach for preventing sun damage to skin is to avoid or minimize the damage in the first place. The steps for prevention are simple, but important. They include:

  • Minimizing sun exposure when UV rays are at their peak (between 11 am and 4 pm).
  • Applying sunscreen to your face every day, even if you’re just going about your usual business. A majority of sun exposure actually occurs on an everyday basis, such as while driving and when walking to and from your car. It is important that your sunscreen contains protection against UV-A rays as well as the UV-B rays, since the former is more damaging to our skin.
  • Wearing long sleeves, long pants and a hat when you can’t avoid being over-exposed.

Not all clothes offer equal protection, so know the protective quality of the clothes you choose. Plain cotton is cool and comfortable, but offers very little protection from UVR. Darker colors and certain bright or fluorescent colors typically absorb more UVR, while whites and pastels absorb less, so less UVR reaches the skin. Tighter weaves and less porous materials also reduce UVR exposure to the skin, as do thicker materials. Certain laundry detergents also contain special UV absorbers. These are not permanent treatments, but can last for as many as 20 washings.

Yay, Blog Award!

I received the “One Lovely Blog Award” From “Quest For the Perfect Cloth Diaper” Thank you so much Robyn!
On to the rules for accepting this award… 

1. Accept the award. Post it on your blog with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link.2. Pay it forward to 15 other bloggers that you have newly discovered.

3. Contact those blog owners and let them know they’ve been chosen.

Back to school- the fun has begun!

Ah, back to school….
Which of course means back to school nights, picture days, parent teacher conferences, fund-raising,….all during the first month, lol.
I think it’s too much too fast.  I get a bit overwhelmed.  (And I’m a teacher!)  Maybe that’s why I get overwhelmed.  I get it on two fronts, haha.  What do you think?
Do you think it’s nuts?  Like, too many things, too fast?  My daughter only went back Sept 8, and we already have all those things listed above for Sept.  How about your kids?

Baby Shower

Hello Bloggy Buddies!
Today I went to a baby shower with a friend of mine.  She did find out the sex of her baby.  I did, too.
I was wondering- did you?
If so, why or why not? 
I just couldn’t wait.  And also, I wanted to get the baby’s room ready.  
(I love getting to know you better!  Don’t feel like you have to answer if it’s too personal for you.  I don’t want to seem like I am prying, lol)


I can’t wait for the weekend!
This has been quite a week- and I CAN’T WAIT for the weekend!!!!!

Here is my silly boy, hiding in his cubby at school, with his Apple House Play Set. This kid and that toy!

Toys R Us Coupon!

Here’s a Toys R Us $5 off $25 printable coupon (Excludes diapers, formula, Ameda, Aprica, Baby Jogger, BOBgear, Bugaboo, Cybex, Mamas & Papas, Peg Pérego, video game hardware, Apple iPods, RobotGalaxy, netbooks,
gift cards, Motherhood Maternity, Buyer Protection Plan, photo studios, phone orders, Special Orders, assembly fee, breastpump rental fee, delivery fee, and shipping & handling). Coupon expires 9/26/10. When I found this I was thinking Halloween costumes or Little B’s birthday coming up the beginning of October. Happy shopping!

Old Navy Coupon and Lands End Coupon

30% off all regular priced items, backpacks, lunchboxes, etc…PLUS free shipping!

Old Navy 30 Percent Off Coupon and More!

September 13th, 2010 • RelatedFiled Under

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