Only Will Ferrell could, erm, make cancer funny? A comedian knows that sometimes you have to laugh in the face of life’s challenges. Perhaps that’s why he launched his own hilarious sunscreen line for a charity called Cancer For College, which donates funds to students suffering from cancer (who often can’t attend school because the disease takes such a toll on family finances). Where to buy it, after the jump!
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It’s somewhat expected that a celebrity might come out with a line of clothing or other branded product, but in this case we were happily surprised. Will Ferrell is launching a line of sunscreen to raise money for College’s Willpowered Scholarship Fund, which gives college funds to cancer survivors. You can get yourself a beach ready in three shades of 30 SPF. A “Sunstroke” will give you a manlier, dark bake while the “Forbidden Fruit” is mysterious and warns that the “…the less we say about this one the better for fear of being cast into a pit of fire. Lastly the “Sexy Hot Tan” will of course give you a sexy hot tan, which after all the naked scenes Will Ferrel has done, we should trust is true by now. Despite what you may think from the bottle and scantily clad poses, it is indeed fragrance free and not chest hair scented or anything equally ridiculous. [$12, Cancer for College] Keep reading »
I know that you know that you are supposed to wear sunscreen, and yet, I have the sneaking suspicion that you occasionally “forget” the SPF. I am going to skip the lecture because you have already heard it and from better authorities than me. But I am going to tell you about four fun and unusual ways to get your daily dose. Keep reading »
Reason #238 why growing up sucks: no more goody bags at birthday parties. Remember the glee attached to a sudden abundance of loot? Why not treat yourself with Sephora’s new Sun Safety Kit, which comes with 13 mini-products for you to play with. The bag includes some of our good-for-your-skin favorites like Clarins SPF 40, Smashbox Photo Finish, and Murad Essential-C Eye Cream. To add to its functionality, the kit comes packaged in a recycled beach bag you can use all summer. The whole shebang is only $22.50 (but worth $110!), and all the proceeds go to The Skin Cancer Foundation—meaning you won’t just be getting a gift for yourself, you’ll be giving back to others, too. [$22.50, Sephora] Keep reading »
Summer is the most fun and carefree of all seasons, but let’s not get too carried away here, people. You’re already going to be spending your diñero on breezy cocktails, concerts, and maybe a mini-break or two, so save your money by skipping on these overpriced trinkets.
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Summer is all about showing some skin while you’re having fun in the sun and tanning goes with the territory. Sadly, as well know, getting that bronze glow can also be life threatening. While fat roll tan lines, raccoon eyes from your sunglasses, or even the dreaded Oompa Loompa-like burn are cause for concern in the short term, there are health risks on the horizon. The rate of melanoma among white women between the ages of 15 and 39 has doubled over the past 30 years. There are almost 14 cases out of every 100,000 young women. Yikes! [Indeed. I got a sunburn this weekend. -- Editor] The medical establishment says the tanning trend is to blame for the tally. So, if you’re still inspired to look like your tanorexic celeb heroines, try a cocktail of self tanner and sunscreen or beware! Have you ever seen the old ladies that look like lobsters lying around the retirement community pools in Florida? They will make you turn white as a ghost! [Truemors] Keep reading »
An environmental research and advocacy group tested a bunch of sunscreens and found that many don’t protect as well as you’d think. See, right now the FDA doesn’t require companies to test or label their products for protection against UVA radiation. I didn’t know this, especially since many sunscreens say they protect against both UVB and UVA, but apparently labels mean nothing. The Environmental Working Group analyzed 900 brand-name sunscreens and found that some of the best selling sunscreens performed worst. Check out their list of suggested ‘screens, because you don’t want people stopping you on the street to ask, “What happened to your legs?” True story. I blame my burn on faulty sunscreen. [CBS News] Keep reading »
If you smoke, drink a little too much, or don’t wear sunscreen, you’re going to have a few more wrinkles than you would otherwise. But you knew that because you’ve heard it a million times. What you need is a time machine that will take you into the future and show you what a hot 60-year-old you would be if you gave up your bad habits. At least two companies have technologies available or in the works that illustrate your future self. And the results might scare you into becoming a healthy eater, a non-smoker, and a religious wearer of SPF 30. Unless, of course, you want your mouth to look like a cat’s anus. [Good Morning America] Keep reading »