Year-Round Sun Safety Tips for You and Your Family

Year-Round Sun Safety Tips for You and Your Family

So often you hear that SoCal has no seasons—it’s an endless summer of convertible thrills and tank top apparel—not quite true. Our summer does seem to go on, usually in something referred to as Indian summer, which can go on right up to the month of November. It is for this very reason that we need to take extra care and caution when it comes to skin protection. The summer sun feels incredible on your skin, and when it breaks through the clouds on a winter’s day, it’s a taste of heaven. However, even though this source of planetary power offers multiple benefits, it can impact your family’s health.

How can you practice savvy protection in every season? The following year-round sun safety tips will keep your family covered.

Slather on the Sunscreen

One key factor to staying safe in the sun involves slathering on the sunscreen. Which brands are the best to use, and what else do you need to know? 

How often should you apply sunscreen? Ideally, you should apply sunscreen 30 minutes before heading out and every two hours after that. You should also slather more on after swimming or sweating profusely.

Does sunscreen expire? Your products should stay usable for at least three years, according to the FDA. Some manufacturers do include an expiration date on the bottle.

What ingredients should you avoid? Watch out for products that contain plastic microbeads that can choke marine wildlife.

Keep It Made in the Shade

Direct sun exposure can drain you — and if it isn’t paired with hot weather, you might not notice the damage to your family’s skin. Keep them sun-safe by scoping out  HYPERLINK the shadiest spots on the playground when your toddler has a playdate.

What about your after-dinner walk? Why not take a tip from folks in the desert southwest and carry an umbrella rain or shine? While you might feel silly at first, tell curiosity seekers that you recently returned from vacation — you might become a neighborhood trendsetter.

Find a Fun and Floppy Hat

One of the most effective ways to keep the sun off your face is to wear a hat. However, if you have the wrong size, it will feel uncomfortable. Use a flexible tape to measure your head and select the ideal fit.

What if your little ones balk at wearing a head covering? Why not turn it into a game? If they like old television shows, tell them to put on their “Gilligan” hat before they head outside.

Protect Precious Peepers

The sun can damage your eyes. You know that you shouldn’t stare directly at earth’s nearest star as the ultraviolet rays can burn exposed tissue. However, your retina lacks nerve cells, and you might not notice the damage until your eyesight becomes blurry or spotty.

Accumulated damage can cause cataracts as you and your family age. To protect everyone’s eyes, wear sunglasses with UV protection. If your children tend to lose theirs, attach a cord to keep them secured.

Water, Water, Everywhere 

The sun can also spur dehydration. However, tiny tots might lack the vocabulary to tell you what’s wrong. Please learn the following signs and keep ample water bottles filled in your car and purse. 

Dry, cracked lips and mouth: If your child licks their lips, they could get chapped. When they become dehydrated, though, they may chew their tongue to produce more saliva.

Dark-colored urine and passing less urine than usual: Does your child still wear diapers? You shouldn’t ignore this clue.

Drowsiness and irritability: Little ones can become irritable for many reasons, but if water calms them, suspect this cause.

No tears when crying: This sign is concerning because it means your child’s body lacks sufficient moisture to produce tears.

Learn the Pulse Points Trick

Standing in the sun can overheat you, even if it isn’t excessively hot. Heat exhaustion can lead to troublesome symptoms and progress to potentially fatal heatstroke.

How can you cool your family down if there’s no shade nearby? One method involves placing an ice cube on their pulse points. Because your blood vessels are close to your skin, it drops your body temperature more quickly.

Get the Air Moving 

Another way to cool down when you can’t find shade is to get the air moving. Fortunately, you can purchase mister fans that your kids can wear as a necklace. When they grow overheated on the playground, they have instant relief.

Another trick involves placing a bowl of ice cubes behind your fan. The effect is similar to air conditioning — without the hefty bill.

Recognize the Signs of Trouble 

Overexposure to the sun can become fatal. Learn how to recognize and treat the following conditions.

Heat exhaustion: Heat exhaustion typically precedes deadly heatstroke, so take immediate action by moving your affected family member into the shade and cooling them down. You might notice profuse sweating, cold and clammy skin, and a weak, rapid pulse. The individual may complain of headaches or dizziness, and they may faint. If they vomit or symptoms get worse after cooling down, seek medical attention.

Heatstroke: When exhaustion proceeds to heatstroke, the individual can stop sweating and develop hot, dry skin. Their body temperature soars higher than 103 degrees. Lower their temperature without giving them water and call 911.

Sunburn: Sunburns can cause severe blistering and disfiguration. Try to avoid popping — you could introduce bacteria. Cover up before re-entering the sun and consider aspirin or acetaminophen to reduce inflammation. Take cool showers and use aloe vera to ease the pain.

Keep Your Family Sun Safe Year-Round With These Tips 

While life begins with the sun, overexposure can prove harmful. Keep your family sun-safe year-round with these eight safety tips.


Two Front Begins Operations in LA

Two Front Begins Operations in LA

Safer, Easier, and Better for You

If you’ve ever had braces, it’s likely that you remember the restrictions against eating certain foods, bracket troubles, and wires being a pain. You may even remember the task of clearing out food from between your braces after each meal. Well, gone are the days of lunchtime faux-pas — stressing about your schoolyard crush catching you with pizza stuck in your ortho gear. Say hello to Two Front — the revolutionary new service for custom, safe, in-home orthodontics, that doesn’t sacrifice the care you’d expect from seeing an in-office professional. Led by orthodontists who specialize in Next Gen Tech, Two Front crafts tailored clear aligners for the whole family. 

 The good thing? Kids today don’t have to know our struggles of yesteryear! Two Front is now operational in Los Angeles, and their services are perfect for kids in these recent trying times. As we all adjust to do pretty much everything from home, Two Front is a welcomed concept that brings the orthodontist to you! In what can be considered long overdue, Two Front sends the orthodontist to your home, where 3D-scans and X-rays are performed. (Who knew?!)

In addition to the convenience of in-home service, retainers, night guards, and aligners are delivered to your front door. It’s a complete 21st Century experience.

How does Two Front different from other DTC brands? Keeping cutting-edge tech, specially trained doctors and patient education at the forefront, Two Front’s system safely and efficiently moves your teeth while under constant advisement of real healthcare providers with 10+ years of schooling. While we know historically many ortho patients (and their parents) were led to believe that traditional metal braces are more effective, this is simply not the case. Clear aligners are not only capable of achieving results that traditional braces offer, aligners are actually safer, easier, better for you, and come at a fraction of the cost of traditional braces.


Lost Angeles: The Photography of  Paul Jasmin

Lost Angeles: The Photography of Paul Jasmin

It is with great pleasure that the Fahey/Klein Gallery announces the new exhibition dates for Paul Jasmin: Lost Angeles, a selection of works celebrating Jasmin’s long career and the gallery’s first exhibition by the legendary Los Angeles photographer.

Paul Jasmin’s photographs are a dreamy tableau that takes the viewer on a journey of seductive beauty and erotic ennui. Lost Angeles highlights the last 50 years Jasmin has spent photographing L.A.’s young dreamers. Jasmin’s images eloquently mirror the mythology of the city in the vulnerability and intangible cool of his subjects. There is life in his portraits of smiling girls and strong and frail men – and the never fading love for the Los Angeles street scenes. There is a nostalgic myth of a splendid and ideal aesthetic, stopped and caught forever.

“Each one reminds me of a time in my life, a place or a person,” Jasmin explains. “The old and the new.”

Paul Jasmin has had a long career as a fashion and art photographer. He was born in Helena, Montana and in 1954 left to begin an incredible journey that would take him to Paris, Morocco, New York, and eventually “the city of dreams”, Los Angeles. Paul had been an illustrator, a painter, and an actor before picking up a camera – at the urging of his friend, Bruce Weber.

Jasmin’s images of real and imagined dreamers evoke a sensual and glamorous ideal while firmly rooted in reality. His Editorial work appears in Vogue, Teen Vogue, GQ, Details, V Magazine, V Man, Vogue Hommes, W, Nylon, Interview, Mr. Porter, APC, Ron Herman, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks, and Nordstrom. Paul Jasmin lives and works in Los Angeles where he teaches at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Paul Jasmin’s photography books include the much-acclaimed Hollywood Cowboy (2002) and its follow up, Lost Angeles (2004). In December 2010, Steidl/7l published Paul’s third book, California Dreaming.

September 24, 2020 through December 31, 2020

Opening Reception – *By Appointment Only*

Thursday, September 24, 2020, 10am – 5pm