Archive for May 20th, 2009

SpaFinder Reflects on Sunscreen Use

SpaFinder's "I Will Reflect" bracelets

SpaFinder's "I Will Reflect" bracelets

It finally feels like spring in New York City. The sun is shining bright and it seems like everyone is trying to enjoy the outdoors today. I decided to leave my coat in the office as I went outside to grab some lunch, and while I admit that the warm sun felt great, it was also a reminder that I did not apply sunscreen this morning.

Some people, like me, sometimes need a reminder to apply sunscreen before going outdoors, which is what makes SpaFinder’s Melanoma Initiative “I Will Reflect” photosensitive wristbands so cool. These bracelets change color from white to a shade of purple when exposed to harmful UVA rays in hopes the wearer will apply sunscreen immediately. In addition, the bracelet features the Melanoma Initiative’s motto, “I Will Reflect,” and includes these five melanoma prevention tips in the bracelet’s packaging:

1. Be sun and skin smart
2. Wear sunscreen year round
3. Use a minimum of SPF 15 sunscreen, providing UVA protection
4. Have an annual full-body mole check
5. Share this important message with others

What’s more, proceeds from the bracelets go toward melanoma research and programs that raise awareness of this disease. For more information on the “I Will Reflect” bracelets, visit

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