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May Newsletter
In This Issue:
:: Melanoma Facts
:: Do's and Don'ts of Sun Protection
:: New Colorescience SPF35 Lip Shine
:: Help our troops with a purchase of Sunforgettable this month!
:: Gift Certificates Available 24/7 on our Website
:: Here, There, and Back Again
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Melanoma Awareness Month

This month there are 2 newsletters that will go out. This one is all on Melanoma, Sun Protection and Sunhow to support some local soldiers deployed to the desert. The 2nd one will be about healthy eating and tips that I have learned from the book The World's Healthiest Foods. (I promise not to make 2 newsletters a month a habit. There was just too much going on to put it all in one newsletter.)

"I learned not to go in the sun early on in my career. A tan lasts for a week or two before it fades, and the sun is so damaging - it's not worth it. I put sunscreen on my kids every day before school and before they play outside. They know the routine." ~Heidi Klum

Nicole Kidman is famously afraid of the sun. She stays out of it at all costs. In fact, many celebrities simply avoid the sun by wearing hats and slathering on sunscreen. They know the sun is the No. 1 cause of prematurely aging skin. "You and I can avoid the sun by not only wearing hats, but getting in the habit of wearing sunscreen every day, no matter the weather. (I'm also a big fan of teaching sons and daughters about sunscreen very early in life.)" ~Nicole Kidman

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Melanoma Facts:

  • Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States.
  • More than 3.5 million cases in two million people are diagnosed annually.
  • One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime.
  • About 90 percent of non-melanoma skin cancers are associated with exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun.
  • Up to 90 percent of the visible changes commonly attributed to aging are caused by the sun.

Source: skincancer.org

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Do's and Don'ts of Sun Protection

So I know I tell you this every year but I am going to tell you again! Here are the Do's and Don'ts for Sun Protection:

  • Keep babies younger than 6 months out of direct sunlight. Find shade under a tree, umbrella, or the stroller canopy.
  • When possible, dress yourself and your kids in cool, comfortable clothing that covers the body, like lightweight cotton pants, long-sleeved shirts, and hats.
  • Select clothes made with a tight weave - they protect better than clothes with a looser weave. If you're not sure how tight a fabric's weave is, hold it up to see how much light shines through. The less light, the better. Colorescience SPF Orb
  • Wear a hat or cap with a brim that faces forward to shield the face.
  • Limit your sun exposure between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm, when UV rays are strongest.
  • Wear sunglasses with at least 99% UV protection (look for child-sized sunglasses with UV protection for your child).
  • Use sunscreen.
  • Set a good example. You can be the best teacher by practicing sun protection yourself. Teach all members of your family how to protect their skin and eyes.

From http://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/at-play/pages/Sun-Safety.aspx

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New Colorescience SPF 35 Lip Shine

Colorescience Lip ShineColorescience has come out with a Sunforgettable Lip Shine SPF 35!

  • Shades: Clear, Coral, Pink, Rose and Merlot
  • Spearmint for fresh taste
  • Price $25
  • Protect and shine your lips

Sun protection is the fundamental step in keeping skin healthy and beautiful. Sunforgettable's highly refined minerals shield skin from the damaging effects of the sun and environment, helping to defend against the signs of aging. Give your lips a natural shimmer and shield from the environment with Sunforgettable Lip Shine SFP 35. This chemical and dye free formula provides instant UVA and UVB sun protection and long lasting moisture. Use with Sunforgettable Mineral Powder and Primer for ultimate face sun protection.

How to use: Apply to lips, reapplying every two hours for continued protection and shine. Use as the final step over other lip products by Colorescience Pro. While supplies last!

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Help our troops with a purchase of Sunforgettable this month!

Sunforgettable SPF 30 is a lightweight mineral powder with a barely-there feel that provides a safe, non-irritating, instant UVA and UVB sun protection. Perfect sun protection for men, women, children and yes, even our 4 legged furry friends! Eagle

Available in 3 colores in Matte and Shimmer - All Clear, Perfectly Clear and Almost Clear

SPF 30 Brush - $50
Brush Cleaner - $10
SPF 30 Rock & Roller Ball - $65
SPF 30 Orb - $40
Spritzer - $35

In honor of Melanoma Month and Memorial Day, Purchase any SPF30 product or SPF35 Lip Gloss and we will donate an SPF30 product to a soldier stationed in the desert. The sun protection will be going to a SC unit.

We will also be passing out Red Poppies through the month of May - please be sure to wear them on Memorial Day to show your support for those who have given their life for our country.

Just in case you forgot what Memorial Day is all about, check out: http://www.usmemorialday.org/backgrnd.html

In Flanders Fields
John McCrae, 1915

PoppyIn Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Inspired by this poem, two ladies, Anna E. Guerin of France and Georgia native Moina Michael worked hard to initiate the sale of artificial poppies to help orphans and others left destitute by the war. By 1920, when Guerin, with the help of the American Legion, established the first poppy sale in the U.S., the flower was well known in the allied countries - America, Britain, France, Canada, Australia and New Zealand - as the "Flower of Remembrance." Proceeds from that first sale went to the American and French Children's League.

For more on these amazing women, check out http://www1.va.gov/opa/vetsday/flanders.asp

Moina Michael, inspired by John McCrae's poem, wrote her own:

We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.

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Instant Gift Certificates Available 24/7 on Our Website

Remember, you can now purchase gift certificates on line at http://www.RaspberryMoonST.com. Go to the store and then click on gift certificates.

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Here, There, and Back Again

If for any reason you are unable to make your appointment please call me 24 hours in advance so I may offer another client your time. Take a minute to add me to your phone - 864-271-2710, then I will always be at your fingertips!

I will be out of the office:

May 6 - Paola is here!


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