Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Sundition Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary!

We would like to congratulate Sundition Scalp Sunscreen on 10 great years of product development and innovation!  Sundition is pleased to announce this major milestone and would like to "thank its customers around the world, that helped to make this anniversary a reality".

Sundition is very involved in the community and is a big supporter of youth sports and academics. 

From all of us at "Ask Sunny Burns"... Keep up the good work Sundition!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Looking for Topics

Helloooooo..... it's been a while, and I'm thinking about the suddenly trendy sun exposure guidelines. Seems every time I turn around I'm being encouraged to get a minimum of 15-20 minutes of direct sunlight to boost my Vit D levels. Everywhere I read some doctor is touting Vit D for heart healthy benefits, cancer preventing, and mood elevations! Wow, and the sun is free... whoda thunk!?

I'm excited about this, because I've never been a super 50+ SPF person. My handly spray bottle of Sundition SPF 15 has always done right by me.

I'm thinking . . . yea, Less is More! Kinda like drinking coffee and eating chocolate!

Would love to hear your thoughts about this.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Is Sundition Safe for Me?

The recent inquiries regarding Sundition being safe for use on babies, and the ingredient Parabens, got me thinking . . . is Sundition Safe for Me?

I have to say I think it is, because Sundition does not have Parabens. You are asking, what are Parabens and why am I so excited to tell you that Sundition is Paraben free? Let me tell you...I did some Internet research on the subject, and following is a brief summary of what I found out:

Parabens are a family of chemicals, commonly used as a preservative in cosmetics. They are absorbed directly through the skin, and get into our system very easily. These nasty chemicals act like weak, estrogen-like properties, and have been found in 18 out of 20 breast-tumor samples tested, according to a 2004 study conducted by British researchers at the University of Reading in England.

As a two-time breast cancer survivor, I find this statistic startling. When digging deeper, I discovered that many of the products I use every day contain Parabens, and was somewhat surprised to find that they are not banned in the USA!?! Will they ever be . . . who knows. However, I plan to look for more products that don't contain this potentially, cancer-causing ingredient.

If you would like a list of what's in Sundition, write to me, and I'll happily send you the complete list of ingredients in Sundition sunblock.

In the meantime... keep reading your ingredient lists. Use the Internet to find Paraben-free products too! Believe me, there's a lot of information out there. I'll be happy to send you some links, if you're interested.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Is SUNdition safe for my baby?

Cindy asks a great question and receives a good reply from Bob. I agree with Bob, you should ask a doctor if any sunblock is okay for your baby. I do not know much about babies, I'm not a mom, but do know that special rules apply to babies and sun screen.

To find out if SUNdition is safe overall, I did some Internet research on the product ingredients. I discovered that there are chemicals in the product that provide the viscosity, and chemicals that make this a leave-in conditioner, among others. However, SUNDition also has herbal ingredients, and the other products don't. It has an SPF of 15, which means there are a lot less chemicals than any product that boosts an SPF of 30 or even higher. No matter how high the SPF no sunscreen is going to work if you don't remember to reapply frequently.

I spent an entire sunny day over the July 4th weekend at a waterpark, with my family. We all had our own sunblocks. I was able to continuously re-apply the SUNdition on my face, neck, shoulders, arms and scalp, while walking and keeping up with the group. I never had to stop, and didn't miss any of the fun. Guess who had a sunburn when they got home! They may have used the sun screen with an SPF of 30. Some were quick to point out that I was going to burn with my 15... Ha ha ! None of them re-applied, they were too busy having fun. Poor them.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Discount Sundition Scalp Sunscreen Coupon

May is Melanoma Month and it's time to stock up on your sun protection gear. Sundition.com offers most of what you need for sun skin protection including: Scalp sunscreen UV Protective clothing Lip Balm and more! But wait, there is a discount coupon that you can use that nobody knows about which gives you 10% off your purchase of all Sundition products. You can even use it with their existing 20% off promotion. This coupon is given out to preferred customers and I happen to be one, I hope I don't get in trouble for sharing it with the world. The coupon code is "HangTen". Enter it at checkout and save a few bucks! Enjoy your summer!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Allowable Liquid Amounts for Airline Travel

April 1999 was the last time we've flown for a Winter Vacation. I'm clueless about how to pack my much-needed sunscreen. Since my brush with skin cancer in 2002, I cannot travel without sunblock. What are the quantities allowed on an airplane, and how do I carry liquids onboard? . . . asked in an email from Sarah in Hingham, MA

Sarah, when's your trip? If you haven't been able to find the 3 oz (or less) travel bottles, check out www.sundition.com. You'll find they currently have the recommended size, in an affordable price.

You asked what is allowed for airline travel, I found this great information at www.wikihow.com:

Original, travel sized-items must not exceed 3 ozs (85g or 90ml) -- such as those found in hotels, restrooms, gift baskets, etc.

All the bottles must fit comfortably in a quart-sized (or less) zip top bag

Unless instructed to do otherwise at zirport screening, place the zip top bag on the x-ray scanner, along with laptops, cellphones, ipods, etc. Return the zip top bag to your carry-on bag at the other end of the scanner.

Have a great vacation Sarah.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Happy New Year!

It time again to start anew with resolutions for 2009. It's only January 11th and I've broken most of my resolutions. How about you?

There is one that I haven't broken . . . the one where I refuse to grow (or look) older. We can't stop the clock, obviously. . . but there are ways to slow down the aging process. Some people have good genes, and appear to age slower. Others have to work harder at keeping their youthful appearance. People who spend a lot of time outdoors might want to take into consideration the increased risk of, not only skin cancer, but wrinkles!

It would be dishonest if I told you I'm applying a full-spectrum sunblock everytime I go out in the Winter. I don't ski, and you won't find me outside skating or snow boarding. If I did enjoy these outdoor activities, I'd be sure to apply sunblock with an SPF of 15. However, I do wear a hat, chapstick (w/SPF 15 sunblock) and usually sunglasses.

Diane, from the Bay Area, recently commented on a December post where she thought it would be a good idea to start applying sunblock before skiing to avoid old, leather skin! I couldn't have said it better. Diane is right on the money. Having a healthy respect for the sun and applying sunblock makes good sense. There are sunblocks that are not greasy. Diane, let me suggest that you check out the products at http://www.sundition.com/?click=18. Try the handy, pocket-sized spray pump, which you can carry with you while skiing. I know you will find this sunblock dries quickly, without leaving your skin feeling greasy.

Keep your resolution simple for 2009. Apply Sunscreen, avoid sunburns, keep yourself youthful and dewy.