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Blog posts of '2012' 'October'


SunBuddy Lotion Applicator - Handle Extension Demo

- Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Here's a quick demo video illustrating how the SunBuddy Lotion Applicator's extendable handle works.  Add up to an additional 4.5 inches of reach just by pulling outward on the bottom handle.  The SunBuddy's extendable bottom handle auto locks at various lengths to provide you the perfect length for reaching your back.  Pull the handle inward to retract the SunBuddy Lotion Applicator's bottom handle. Simple as that!

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Banana Boat Recalls Aerosol Sunscreen Over Fire Risk

- Friday, October 19, 2012

Energizer Holdings, the maker of Banana Boat sunscreen, is recalling some half-million bottles of spray-on lotion after reports that a handful of people have caught on fire after applying the product and coming in contact with an open flame.

Twenty three varieties of the UltraMist Banana Boat sunscreen line will be pulled off shelves due to supposed faulty value that is over applying the product.  As a result, the sunscreen is taking longer to dry and is more susceptible to catch on fire near open flames.  

In the past year, there have been 4 reported burn cases from using spray-on sunscreen in the United States. In May, Brett Sigworth of Stow, MA suffered second-degree burns on his ear, chest, and back after stepping in front of a barbecue grill shorty after applying aerosol spray-on sunscreen.  In September, Mary Shoulders of Chesapeake, VA suffered from third-degree burns on her arm after it caught of fire after applying spray-on sunscreen and returning to welding.

If you are near a barbecue, sparks, or even cigarettes, play it safe and stick to lotion-based sunscreen.

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Visit the SunBuddy Lotion Applicator Facebook Page

- Friday, October 19, 2012

 Visit our our official SunBuddy Lotion Applicator Facebook page.  Like us to receive updates and exclusive promotions!

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Official Press Release: Practice Safe Sun with the SunBuddy Lotion Applicator

- Friday, October 19, 2012

We are ecstatic to announce that our official press release is available at PRWeb.com.

Here's a small excerpt:

The Innovative SunBuddy Lotion Applicator allows sunbathers to easily apply sunscreen, moisturizer, self-tanner, tattoo ointment, or any other body lotion to their back. Say goodbye to making awkward requests.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 16, 2012

Unless you are Stretch Armstrong, applying lotion on your own back is not an easy task. Fortunately, ZeroEdge Inc. has just announced the launch of their new product, the SunBuddy Lotion Applicator (available at http://www.GetSunBuddy.com). The unprecedented and ergonomic design of the SunBuddy Lotion Applicator makes it possible for anyone to reach their back with ease and comfort, making it the perfect gift for him or her. Whether it’s the summer season when skin tends to burn or the winter season, when skin tends to become dry and flaky, SunBuddy 'has your back'.

“There’s always that moment of awkwardness, especially for men, when you ask your friend to apply sunscreen to your back. Sometimes, I try to avoid this awkwardness by contorting my arms and wrists to reach my back. I’ll end up missing a few spots and getting sunburned. We’ve all been there, with our own experience of the tomato red sunburn or we've seen a victim of it. Not only is it embarrassing, it hurts,” says founder and innovator Patrick Tran. “I really wanted to create something that is stylish, sleek and in a class by itself. Different from other lotion applicators currently on the market that resemble a tool from the hardware store,” explains Tran.

Read the rest of our press release here.

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In The Know: Skin Cancer Facts and How You Can Protect Yourself

- Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Math and Cancer

Although there are numerous types of cancer, the definition is the same - a growth caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. 

Each year, more than:

  • 70,000 Americans are diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer (40,000 men and 30,000 women).
  • 48,000 Americans are diagnosed with an early form of basal cell skin cancer.
  • 2 million Americans are treated for basal cell skin cancer or squamous cell skin cancer.

The Basics

The skin is the largest organ of our body. Although it's delicate, our skin works hard to combat the elements working against it. 

Our skin:

  • Protects from bacteria entering our body.
  • Helps regulate our body temperature.
  • Enables us to feel the sensations of touch and temperature.
  • Covers our internal organs and protects them from injury.

Skin cancer forms in the tissues of the dermis and there are several types. The most common forms of skin cancer are basal cell and squamous cell cancer. Although these cancers are serious, the most dangerous form of skin cancer is melanoma.

Each year, 70,000 Americans are diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer.

Melanoma skin cancer

This skin cancer forms in melanocytes (skin cells that make pigment) and can occur on any skin surface. In men, it's often found on the head, neck, or back. In women, it's often found on the lower legs or back. 

Basal cell skin cancer

This skin cancer forms in the lower part of the epidermis (the outer layer of the skin) and is typically found in areas exposed to the sun. It's commonly found on the face and is the most common type of skin cancer among people with fair skin. 

Squamous cell cancer

This skin cancer forms on squamous cells (flat cells that form the surface of the skin). It's usually found in places that are not exposed to the sun, such as legs or feet and is the most common type of skin cancer among people with dark skin.

Looking at Numbers

In a recent study by the American Cancer Society, the overall number of cancer incidences and death rates has decreased. However, in the past 30 years melanoma cancer incidents have increased rapidly. Most recently the increases have occurred among young white women between the ages of 15 - 39 years (3% per year since 1992) and white adults 65 years and older (5% per year for men since 1985 and 4% per year for women). Melanoma skin cancer primarily affects white adults and the occurrence rate for whites is ten time higher than in blacks. Among whites, rates are more than 50% higher in men than in women. 

Melanoma is responsible for 75% of skin cancer deaths and an estimated 8,790 deaths in the U.S. annually. Of those deaths, two-thirds are men.

Protect Yourself

You don't need to cutout sunlight or the outdoors to lower your risk of skin cancer. The best way to decrease your risks of skin cancer is education and practicing sun safety. Here are some helpful tips: 
Avoid the following:

  • Long exposure to intense sunlight, especially between 10 AM - 4 PM.
  • UV tanning booths or sun lamps.

Use the following:

  • A broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen (at least SPF 15) daily. For extended outdoor activity, use a water-resistant, broad spectrum sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher).
  • The SunBuddy Lotion Applicator to help you apply sunscreen to your back and to other hard to reach areas of your body.
  • Cover up with comfortable clothes made of tightly woven fabrics that you cannot see through when held up to a light.
  • A wide-brimmed hat or cap (protect exposed and unexposed areas with sunscreen)
  • Sunglasses with at least a 99% UV absorption rate.

General guidelines:

  • Apply at least one ounce (two tablespoons) of sunscreen to your entire body 30 minutes before sun exposure.
  • Reapply every two hours or immediately after swimming, towel-drying or sweating.
  • UV rays travel through clouds, so protect your skin on cloudy and overcast days.
  • Keep newborns out of the sun. Sunscreens should be used on babies six months and older.
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Skin Cancer: A Year Round Concern

- Saturday, October 13, 2012

The Fall season is approaching, but that does not mean UV rays from the sun are less strong.  Don't be fooled by the cooler weather and 'weakened' sunlight - this is all a false sense of security.  The sun is still as strong as ever.

Considering this summer was the third hottest on record, and we need to continue to protect our skin and allow it to recover.  Some skin cancer spots begin as benign, but then develop into cancer after continued exposure to the sun.  Also, be sure to keep track of those innocent looking dark circular moles that may have been on your skin for years.  If you notice any change or growth, be sure to see your dermatologist. 

According to Dr. Kleine, "Skin cancer is increasing, perhaps due to the effects of our stronger sun and perhaps because of other environmental factors. It's important to protect your skin all year round."

Source: Sayville.Patch.com

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This Weekend - 2012 Long Beach Marathon

- Friday, October 5, 2012

The 2012 Long Beach International City Bank Marathon and Half Marathon happens this Sunday, October 7.  If you live in Southern California, come out to cheer and support the community!  If you are participating in the events this weekend, we wish you the best of luck!

It is expected to be a nice 75 degrees.  You can still get sunburned, so don't forget to bring plenty of sunscreen and water for hydration.
Start line is at the intersection of Shoreline Drive and Shoreline Village Drive.

6:00am – Bike Tour
6:15am – Early Walker Start (this is only for those who are walking the entire course, they do not get an official time)
6:55am – Wheelchair Division (Push Rim and Hand Crank)
7:00am – Marathon/Half Marathon waves begin
8:30am – Run Forrest Run 5K

For more information, please visit http://runlongbeach.com/

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