Every year, there are a few things we can always count on as summer approaches. The first, it’s going to be hot, and the second being that many of us are pursuing our summer bodies. With those two realities before us, why not get some relief from the weather, and a bit of physical therapy by taking up a free cryotherapy offer this weekend?
If you’re liking the sound of that, this Saturday, June 25, Therabody will be celebrating the Grand Opening of both, their Brentwood and Manhattan Beach locations, by offering free cryotherapy all day at both locations. In addition, they’re offering exclusive one-day discounts on their top-of-the-line wellness/recovery services, raffles with prizes, and a special ribbon cutting ceremony. The event will take place from 10 AM – 8 PM.
Reset By Therabody is designed to deliver a spectrum of mind-body health and wellness services, providing clients access to premium technologies and trained experts who can guide them through a curated experience. Those who visit Reset can pair services based on a desired outcome of their choosing – whether that’s feeling energized ahead of physical activity, reviewed after strenuous activity, or soothed and ready for sleep.
Some of Reset’s unique services include:
- Full-body Theragun massage and stretch
- RecoveryAir pneumatic compression
- PowerDot electrical stimulation
- Sound therapy
- IV hydration
- Hyperbaric chambers
Following the successful operation of a pilot location in Philadelphia, Therabody’s expansion is bringing Reset to key markets across the U.S., starting right here in their homebase of Los Angeles. See addresses for both locations below:
3360 Sepulveda Blvd. #N100
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
11677 San Vicente Blvd. Space #101
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Just in time with the season, Kiva has launched yet another new addition to their chocolate bar lineup. Tapping into the nostalgia and tradition of Summer camping, Kiva also continues to deliver on your favorite high-inducing sweets!
The new S’mores Chocolate Bar continues Kiva’s legacy of deliciousness features sweet milk chocolate, doused in chewy marshmallow pieces, and is topped with crunchy graham cracker chunks. It’s the perfect addition to spike your S’more, or eat by itself. Dosed at 5mg THC per bite (100mg per bar), it’s the optimum size to share with friends, and will surely leave them a happy camper.
This cold water hash-infused, terpene-tailored treat aims to satisfy your cannabis cravings in one crunchy bite, and give you a head high meant to help you get you lit using a Kiva’s hot take on an old classic. Earlier this year, ahead of 4/20, Kiva released a limited edition Yeastie Boys collaborative chocolate bar, topped with their favorite Everything Bagel Seasoning — which only further proved why Kiva’s chocolate bars are some of the best on the market.
In addition, Kiva Confections also recently pledged $100K to support LGBTQIA+ for Pride month. Kiva Confections, the market leader in cannabis edibles, also celebrated Pride month with the launch of their fifth annual release of the Camino ‘Proud’ Gummy. The much-anticipated ‘Proud’ Gummy featured reimagined packaging and a brand new Passionfruit Punch flavor with limonene and linalool terpenes for a tailored, exhilarating experience.
Get your own s’mores chocolate bar while summer kicks in, and kick back and let the good times roll.
We love summer for its warm temperatures and bright skies, but nobody enjoys getting sunburned. The redness, irritation and lingering itchiness can ruin an otherwise pleasant day. Wearing the right sunscreen is essential to be comfortable and safe in sunny weather. Here are five tips for picking a good sunscreen so you can spend more time outside this summer and ban the burn.
Know the Science Behind Sunburn
Understanding sunburn is the first step to knowing how sunscreen works. Ultraviolet (UV) rays cause skin to burn and age, leading scientists to categorize two ultraviolet ray types: UVB for burning and UVA for aging. Overexposure to UV rays initiates a reaction in our DNA that deteriorates the skin and can lead to many medical problems:
- Inflamed corneas
- Impaired vision
- Liver spots
- Actinic keratosis
- Solar elastosis
- Skin cancer
Despite these health risks, UV light is a good thing in moderation. About 15 minutes of daily sun exposure can bring some impressive benefits:
- Higher levels of vitamin D
- Stronger bones
- Better sleep
- Lower stress levels
- Strengthened immune system
Sunburn is your body’s first warning that you’ve spent too much time outside without sufficient protection. The UVB rays have already penetrated your skin, so you need to find a reliable sunscreen before the UVA rays do more severe damage.
Look for Broad-Spectrum Protection
Look for sunscreen with broad-spectrum protection. They meet more rigorous FDA requirements and protect the wearer from UVB and UVA rays. Non-broad spectrum products only guard the skin against sunburn, but not against skin cancer, aging or other long-term health issues.
Only Buy Sunscreens SPF 30 or Higher
Make sure your sunscreen has a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher. SPF is the number that represents the level of protection. Higher SPF numbers are the best, but the difference between 30 and 100 is negligible. SPF 30 sunscreens block 97% of UV rays, while SPF 100 blocks about 99%.
However, anything lower than SPF 15 marks a significant drop-off in quality. It filters out 93% of UVB rays but doesn’t block UVA rays, making it ineligible for broad-spectrum protection. Search only for SPF 30 sunscreens or higher.
Try Physical and Chemical Sunscreens
A sunscreen falls under two categories based on its ingredients: physical and chemical. Physical sunscreens contain titanium dioxide and zinc oxide that stay on the skin’s surface and create a protective shield. Chemical sunscreens contain organic carbon-based substances that absorb into the skin, capture UV rays and release them in the form of heat.
Both sunscreens have notable advantages and disadvantages. Physical sunscreen lasts longer under direct sunlight and is better for sensitive acne-prone skin. Chemical sunscreen doesn’t last as long, but it’s also more water-resistant and versatile, as cosmetic companies often include it in makeup and moisturizers.
Dermatologists recommend you use a mixture of both types if you plan on staying outdoors for a long time, putting a layer of physical sunscreen over a chemical one.
Check for Water Resistance
No sunscreen is 100% water-resistant, but most products last between 40 and 80 minutes under exposure to water or sweat. Check the front label for a timeframe and lean toward the 80-minute products. These sunscreens usually have broad-spectrum protection and a high SPF, checking all three important boxes.
Still, you should reapply your sunscreen at least every two hours or even more frequently if you’re swimming and sweating a lot. Don’t expect to get 80 minutes of water resistance every time you put on a new coat.
Have Fun in the Sun This Summer
Don’t let your fear of sunburn hold you back this summer. Getting the right sunscreen and applying it responsibly will shield you from those harmful UVA and UVB rays, allowing you to have more fun in the sun. Keep these five tips in mind during your search to find a reliable product and get the most out of summer.
Cover Photo by Mikhail Nilov
Inside Photo by Kindel Media