Sunscreen Safety

| October 24, 2008

It’s that time of year. We are seeing fewer nice warm sunny days, which means our children are often spending less time outside.  Because of the cooler weather, our kids will be wearing pants and longer sleeved shirts.  However, even in the winter, when they do go outside, we need to remember to apply sunscreen […]

New Sun-Protective Clothing

| March 30, 2008

I was browsing through the catalog I received yesterday and found that One Step Ahead has some new sun-protection items. I am definitely going to get the outfit in the first picture below. We bought last year’s version, which was actually a one piece, but still similar. I’m pretty sure it is made out of […]

Sun Protective Clothing

| August 11, 2007

This pink outfit in the first picture and the brown pants in the second picture are made of Solarweave fabric. It provides an SPF 30+ and is very loose and breathable, and just really convenient. It ended up being a lot less expensive than the one-piece sun-protective outfit she has, that is made out of […]

Sun and Skin Protection

| April 10, 2007

Product Recommendations, Tips, and Resources Less is more when it comes to the number of ingredients in skin care products. – Ingredients like zinc oxide, titanium dioxide or Parsol 1789 offer the best sun protection. – Recommended brands include Vanicream SPF 60, Neutrogena SPF 55 or 70, Neutrogena Sensitive Skin SPF 30, and Total Block. […]

First Visit To a Dermatologist

| April 4, 2007

On March 27th, Lyra had her first visit with a pediatric dermatologist. The doctor provided a lot of great advice and suggestions and showed a lot of expertise in the areas of skin care and sun protection for a person with albinism. However, I was extremely disappointed by her lack of general knowledge regarding albinism. […]

I Hate Sunscreen

| March 24, 2007

Putting sunscreen on Lyra so much is a big pain in the butt. Only because I’ve been lazy and careless in the past. I have never been real consistent in putting sunscreen on my oldest two children or myself. I should have been. If I had put sunscreen on them more regularly, it wouldn’t seem […]