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June 2019

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As we head into the warm summer months, it's important to be aware of some of the harmful effects the sun can have on the body including skin cancer, wrinkles, and age spots. With an average UV (ultraviolet) index of 8 in San Marcos, this month we focus on tips and resources to keep your body safe.

Weekly Resources, Events, and Articles

Week 1: June 5, 2019

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Skin Cancer Awareness and Sun Safety Tips

With skin cancer on the rise in the United States, sun safety is always in season and it is important to protect your skin from sun damage throughout the year. Making sun safety an everyday habit with these tips can help lower your chances of getting skin cancer and protect against signs of sun damage such as wrinkles and age spots.



Week 2: June 12, 2019

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COOLA Sample Giveaway!

The Office of Human Resources will be handing out COOLA sunscreen and moisturizing after-care lotion samples for all faculty and staff. COOLA uses the freshest, most potent natural and organic ingredients by incorporating antioxidant-rich Plant Protection into sunscreens.

WHERE: Kellogg Plaza outside of Starbucks

WHEN: 11:30-12:30 or until we run out



Week 2: June 19, 2019

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UV and Sunglasses: Protect Your Eyes

You probably know that too much exposure to the sun's UV rays can cause sunburn and skin cancer, but did you know UV can also harm your eyes? This article will demonstrate what types of radiation can have an affect on your eyesight and the best way to protect yourself.




Week 3: June 26, 2019

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Independent Certifications: What do they mean?

While the sun can be damaging on your skin and eyes, the products used to protect yourself can somertimes be even more damaging. Beauty and household products often contain harmful toxic chemicals and ingredients, many of which are still added to items labelled 'organic.' This article, posted by Clean Beautique aims to break down the most common certifications and give us insight as to what we should be looking for when purchasing safe household products.