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Get a Grip. 10 Sports Where You Should Use Non-Greasy Sunscreen Swipes.

Non-Greasy Sunscreen

Is Sunscreen keeping you from performing your best?

Other sunscreen products are bulky, burn your eyes, stain your clothes, cause acne or leave with you with annoying Sunscreen Grease Fingers.

Of course, our customers enjoy using our Sunscreen Swipes to help them prevent a sunburn without the hassles of other sunscreen products; plus, the Swipes are compact, lightweight, and rub on easily.

Do Sunscreens leave you with a rash? Our products are Methylisothiazolinone free. Often contained in sunscreens, this synthetic biocide is known to cause rashes.

You don't even have to get your hands dirty while applying sunscreen with the Swipes.

Here are 10 Sports where our Sunscreen Swipes can help you stay on top of your game.

        1. Golf: Check your Grip. Here is an Article from Golf Magazine about our product.
        1. Tennis: Grip the Racket right. 
        1. Baseball: No gloves? No problem.
        1. Rugby & Football: Your team needs you. Don’t fail them with Sunscreen Grease Fingers.
        1. Climbing: Because your life depends on having a great grip.
        1. Biking: Don't slip. Maintain your Grip.
        1. Surfing: Don't look like a barney when taking the drop. 
        1. Hiking: Travel light. This is how you do it right.
        1. Running: Save space. Keep your pace. Here is an Article from Fitness Magazine about our product and its added convenience during a race.
        1. Basketball: Overcome Sunscreen Grease Fingers. Dribble your way to victory.

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3 Exciting Ways Exercise Will Change in the Next 20 years to Help Make People Healthier

Every year, millions try to craft a New Year’s Resolution that will help them escape their unhealthy eating or poor exercise habits. They make great progress for a month, maybe two.

Then they either give up or lose interest in fulfilling the contract that they made with themselves to change.

You may understand this disappointing defeat. Millions of others just like you have also experienced it.

But times are changing, most importantly, Technology is changing, and the nature of exercise and self-control is changing along with it. Every year brilliant women and men invent mind-bending technologies we never thought were possible.

Those same Technologies offer the promise of saving people from bad exercise habits and lead them into having a fit, healthy lifestyle.

Some of these technologies currently exist in their infancy, and if so we will provide links so you can try them for yourself.

1. WEARABLES

Wearables include Fitness Trackers like the Fitbit, or Basis, or the Apple Watch, and Android Wear. While many people think these are temporary fads, but studies show that activity trackers are here to stay”.

20 years from now expect activity trackers/smart-watches to integrate more accurate monitoring of steps, BPM, blood pressure, perspiration and sleep.  

They will have more of an aesthetic appeal, compatibility with other software, phones, and GPS capabilities while being affordable, and compact.

The data they track will be more exact, integrated with several applications, and many companies may try to include a “coach” that can encourage you with your progress.

Imagine someone getting really injured or extremely dehydrated on a jog, and emergency responders can be contacted via an alert through their activity tracker.

These will help collect the accurate data needed to make right decisions about how you exercise, when you exercise, which exercise works best, what you should eat, when you should eat, etc.

2. VIRTUAL REALITY

    Virtual Reality is expected to be a 15 billion dollar industry by the year 2020.

    Despite its impressive growth, all of its capabilities are yet to be realized. However, some companies are taking advantage of the VR revolution and are creating VR Biking, VR Running, and of course VR Gaming.

    Let’s face it, for most people, 
    exercise is really really boring.

    If you have ran in a 5k, Half-Marathon, or Marathon you have experienced the rush that has helped propel you. Why? Because running became fun, it is now a competition, it isn’t a boring run all by yourself.

    Running in the woods is also really fun.

    With VR, you can go to places you have never been: you can bike in the Alps, run from zombies, and hike through the amazon.

    While it may not be as enjoyable as the real thing(except zombies), it is certainly more affordable than traveling and really biking in the alps, or some other magnificent location, like Kauai.

    Yes, it looks silly. Right now at least. But it doesn’t matter if you are biking in Italy.

    How will this make you healthier? You would actually want to bike, hike, and run because you are actually having fun during your 30-60 minute exercise session.

    What VR will hopefully implement at some point, is the ability to do all of these activities with those around you.

    3. DATA

    Probably the most exciting advancement that is really making progress right now.

    It scares many people, of course, that a large amount of data could be collected about them, and stored away on some server that they have no real control over.  

    However, 55% of people do not expect their personal information to be private online. This is expected to grow as more people are influenced by technology.

    We can expect a lot of dramatic lifestyle improvements once we are able to utilize data more often to track and “optimize” our lifestyles.

    We should have more connectivity between applications. For instance, one helpful integration you can do today: you can track your run in an App like Runkeeper[link], which connects directly to MyFitnessPal.

    Among many other things, MyfitnessPal tracks your calories, so if you go out for a run, RunKeeper will push the calories burned during that run into MyFitnessPal so you would have extra calories that you could “consume” budgeted within MyFitnessPal.

    If you can connect the data between the Activity Tracker, a WiFi Scale, and track your calories, you could make better decisions about what you eat, and when you eat.

    Or better yet, you could have a coach/algorithm review the data so they can tell you what you should stop eating, or what is okay to eat, and when.

    In the future, you could also monitor your best performance during exercise and be informed of the best time to exercise, so you can break through your plateaus.

    Everyone’s body is different. Tracking data between all of these apps, and technologies allows you to get a better gauge on what really works with your body.

    Finally at some point all of this data could be connected to your doctor, or even an automated system that could determine if you are sick because there is a dramatic difference in your body chemistry due to a slight alteration in your heart rate, perspiration, and sleep patterns.  

    Data, VR, and Wearables will revolutionize how everyone experiences exercise. Because of VR it will no longer be boring drudgery. Using wearables, you can collect the accurate data you need to optimize your exercise plans.

    Perhaps the hardest parts of exercise will be resolved, but you don’t need to wait 20 years for the most accurate data.

    You can start today:

    Buy a Fitbit, Wifi enabled Scale, download Runkeeper, and MyfitnessPal. Track your data. Optimize. Don’t rush it, but slowly make progress.  

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    Beginners Guide to The Art of Hiking

    "On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it." - Jules Renard

    "I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order." - John Burroughs

    While it may sound like an oxymoron, there are very few activities as refreshing as a hike out in the wilderness. Certainly a hike may be exhausting, but the sheer impression left by nature on us reminds us that despite our hectic world, there is a calming harmony in nature.

    Nature with its sights, sounds and smells often calls the hiker to its deep forests, and high peaks. Whether you are aspiring to go on a long or short hike there is one major precaution that you should consider first. Your skin.

    Despite the extremes we encounter in Mother Nature there is a thin layer of skin between us and the outside world. At Adventuress we have put together a small guide to help you protect your skin, and try to ensure a comfortable hike. First, let’s look at the fundamentals concerning how to decide what products to pack when you are hiking.

    Ten General Essentials1

    Be sure to always take these with you even on short day hikes as a precaution. On a routine Day Hike you may not need a twenty pound backpack but be sure to include these items in some measure. The items on this list are only the essentials, feel free to take any additional items with you that will help you enjoy the hike.

        1. Navigation (map and compass)
        2. Adventuress Skin protection(Sunscreen)
        3. Insulation (extra clothing)
        4. Illumination (headlamp/flashlight)
        5. First-aid supplies
        6. Fire (waterproof matches/lighter/candles)
        7. Repair kit and tools
        8. Nutrition (extra food)
        9. Hydration (extra water)
        10. Emergency shelter

    Be Lightweight to Enjoy Your Hike

    When you are trying to decide what to pack, contemplate the amount of weight that you would be comfortable carrying. There will be rocks, streams, up-hills, and downhills that you must navigate through, while managing your gear. Initially when you start the hike you may not care about the weight, but after mile seventeen, you will certainly notice it.  

    “The lighter the pack, the more enjoyable the journey” is the mantra of many seasoned hikers.

    Here are 6 ways to get your pack lighter2:

    1. Reduce each item's weight. Modify items to reduce superfluous weight, replace items that were manufactured using heavy materials with items made from lighter ones, or exchange fully featured items for minimalist (and therefore lighter) items.3
    2. Weigh everything. First weigh every item and record its weight. Only with precise before and after weights can one optimize total backpack weight.
    3. Share gear with the others joining you on the hike. For example, four people sleep in a four-person tent, one stove for 2-4 people, etc.
    4. Swap gear for skills through reading and practice. The greater one's skills in using the environment and gear, the fewer tools you will need to carry. For example, by knowing where you can get water on the hike, you don’t need to carry as much.
    5. Lighten your feet. Hiking shoes are cheaper and lighter than hiking boots. Hiking shoes have also evolved to be a lot more useful on long distance hikes.
    6. Multi-purpose. Try to find items that work well for different tasks, for example a poncho can be used as a tent, hiking poles can be used as tent poles, wool socks(dry) can be used as mittens, etc.

    Water will be the heaviest item you carry. However if you take advantage of compact water bladders like the Camelbak you can efficiently carry more water without as much concern for weight. This brings us to the next Fundamental.

    Think Compact to be More Lightweight

    An important part of setting up your backpack involves taking into account the 10 essentials and if any of them are heavy cumbersome things, you need to consider what makes it essential. By knowing what makes it essential, you can take the fundamentals of why it is essential and find a more lightweight, compact replacement. For example-water bladders.

    Another good example is sunscreen. Sunscreen is a liquid that often comes in a mid-large sized container. Liquids are often heavy, and the container might take up a considerable amount of space. What makes sunscreen fundamentally important? It prevents sunburns. What is a more lightweight, and compact replacement? Adventuress has Sunscreen Swipes that weigh .10 Ounces a piece. As a plus they are thin, therefore they will not take up any space in your pack.

    The non-essential items that you want to bring should also go through the same process. Whatever you decide to pack, whether it is essential or not, think compact.

    Packing compact also helps you dispose of items without taking up additional space for trash. Which leads us to the next fundamental. 

    Leave No Trace to Protect the Environment 

    We do not advocate littering. Preserve the forest because the forest helps to preserve us.  Take care of it, because it takes care of you. When you have trash to dispose of, you have to repack that trash. Therefore items should be “easy” to dispose of. When we say “easy to dispose of”, any trash that you have shouldn’t take up more space, but rather it should ideally take up less space. Items that are easy to dispose of, either take up less space, or they weigh less after use. 

    Be Odorless to Prevent Attracting Bears

    While hiking the skin product you use, should also be odorless. The reasons why may be obvious. Nature in and of itself has subtle enjoyable smells, there are no a lot of people that want to smell "Wild Tangerine" when they are out trying to enjoy nature. Bears also are especially susceptible to smells, and according to reports lotions or perfumes may attract them in the same way as food4

    If you want to bring lotion, or other skin care products on the hike our products are odorless.

    Be Water Resistant to Prevent Hypothermia

    Water can ruin a hike real fast, just refer to essential number 3. Often hikers pack a poncho to keep from getting wet, and they pack extra socks, clothes, etc. to replace wet clothing with dry clothing. The reason being that water creates friction, and it can cause disorientation, or possibly hypothermia. While it does feel good to cool off in a rainstorm, lake, or waterfall you may encounter colder weather further along the hike. If you want to enjoy these things an extra change of clothing is not only recommended, but essential.

    Not to mention you will most likely sweat throughout the entire hike. Having water resistant clothing will help protect you from the repercussions of friction caused by water. Similarly using skin care products that are water resistant will help prevent redundant re-applications of that product.

    Some Solutions to Protect The Hikers Skin

    There is a thin layer of skin between us and the outside world and we should try to nurture it on every adventure. Now that we have gone over the fundamentals of how and what to pack on a hike.

    We will briefly go over some solutions to protect the hikers skin. 

    Nature impacts your skin in the following ways:

    • The Sun
    • The Dirt
    • Friction
    • Bug Bites

    The Sun

      Hikes are long physical activities where you are often exposed to the sun at high elevations. A sunburn is usually guaranteed. Keeping with our packing fundamentals earlier, to help prevent sunburns, take a lightweight sunscreen that is not messy, it is easy to use, compact, and is waterproof. For example our YouVee’s Sunscreen Swipes, are compact, lightweight, and don’t have the mess normally associated with bottled sunscreen.

      Other than sunscreen it is recommended that you cover up with a hat, pants rather than shorts, and a long sleeve shirt, but the heat often makes this really difficult. There are clothes that are meant for hiking however that are more breathable, and include moisture wicking to keep you dry. Clothes will also help protect your skin from the final three conditions that can impact your skin.

      Our Sunscreen Swipes were featured in Fitness Magazine.

      The Dirt

        Dirt, or mud, getting either of these or both on your legs, arms, and face is normal when you are hiking. While you may be miles away from a shower Adventuress has Refreshing Facial Wipes that will help you keep clean and refreshed while on your hike.

        Again sticking with our fundamentals, while facial wipes are not on the 10 essential list, our wipes are lightweight, compact, and easy to dispose of.

        Our Refreshing Facial Wipes were featured in Cosmopolitan

        Friction

          Repeated motions while you are hiking, especially on the bottom of your feet can create blisters, which are caused by the friction between your foot and shoe. To have a comfortable hike and prevent blisters on your feet, we recommend that you bring a few pairs of socks as the sweat from your feet will often make the inside of your socks wet, resulting in additional friction. Hence why there are also moisture wicking socks that will help prevent your foot from becoming too wet, by “wicking” the sweat.

          There is nothing like a new change of socks in the middle of a hike either. 

          Sock liners can also help reduce friction. Sock liners are meant to be an extra layer between your foot and your sock. They are generally made out of silk, which is especially known for its lack of friction. Since they are nearly weightless, and they are really compact we recommend them.

          Bug Bites

            Nearly left out of this list, bug bites are really annoying. There are a few of ways to prevent bug bites. So far the most successful one that we have experienced is DEET specifically Ben’s DEET, recognizable by the Porsche red spray bottle. Wearing long-sleeved clothing is also a great way to prevent excessive bug bites. Since you can buy a small bottle of Maximum Strength Ben’s DEET that is lightweight and compact, we really recommend adding it to your pack as well.

            Hiking is fun

            Hiking certainly does sound like an oxymoron based on preceding information, however the solutions mentioned above are to help you prevent the things that often ruin a refreshing hiking experience. Adventuress cares about protecting your skin, so blisters, sweat, and sunburns don’t ruin your week and your adventure.

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            References:

            1. REI Expert Advice: The Ten Updated Essentials

            2. Wikipedia: Ultralight Backpacking

            3. Beyond Backpacking: Ray Jardines Guide to Lightweight Hiking

            4. Stack Exchange: Are bears attracted to Lotions and Perfumes?

            "Sunscreen Swipes that fit into any pocket of your golf bag" - Golf Chicago Magazine

            "IF YOU ARE NOT APPLYING AND THEN REAPPLYING, THEN YOU'RE AT RISK! THE ADVENTURESS SUNSCREEN SWIPES ARE INDIVIDUALLY PACKAGED SPF 30 SWIPES THAT FIT INTO ANY POCKET OF YOUR GOLF BAG. EACH SWIPE HAS A FINGER POCKET SO YOU SIMPLY SLIDE YOUR FINGERTIPS IN THE MOISTENED CLOTH POCKET AND GENEROUSLY APPLY TO SKIN. SKIN SAFETY IS THAT SIMPLE!” 

            - JULY 2015, GOLF CHICAGO MAGAZINE

            Adventuress Sunscreen Swipes featured at GOLF.com

            Adventuress Sunscreen Swipes: Apply, Block & Grip! 
            JUNE 11, 2015 by Brendan Mohler

            "It’s officially sunblock season, which means that, if you’re reapplying enough, it’s also the season in which you’re battling slimy sunscreen hands on the course. Adventuress sunscreen wipes are out to combat that slick, unwanted feeling. Slip your fingers into the “swipe pocket,” peel back the label and apply. Easy as that."

            Read the full article here...

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            Pure Thrills

            The moment she stepped onto a snowboard at 15, Hannah was hooked. But this little Adventuress didn’t just gingerly make her way down hill – from the start she was pushing limits and keeping up with the boys who had taught her even though they’d been riding for years.

            As it turns out, it wasn’t enough for Hannah. She started to seek her thrills off the slopes as well. Her repertoire – and love for the outdoors – rapidly expanded to include dirt bike riding. Then hunting. Then open-woods paint balling. Then rock climbing. And more activities that most can’t believe one person can excel at in one lifetime. But even with all that, the snowboarding never stopped.

            After moving back to Wisconsin from a Pennsylvania massage therapy school, Hannah started competing in boarder cross – a rugged downhill event that requires strength, balance, skill and a desire to race head-to-head with other daredevils. Ever since, the gold medals have been piling up.

            In April of 2012, Hannah was ranked #1 in her division of the USASA as she headed to Copper Mountain, Colorado for Nationals. And Adventuress Skin Care jumped on board as one of her sponsors, riding with her to an impressive fourth place finish. Because we’re proud to be associated with remarkable women just like her who capture the spirit and essence of the Adventuress brand in all they do.

            When she’s zipping down hills at breakneck speeds Hannah counts on all of her equipment, including the kind of protection from abrasive elements that Adventuress Skin Care provides. But even off the course she appreciates the fact that our products are all natural and fragrance free because, as owner and operator of a massage therapy business, she understands the importance of trusting what’s in the things we put on our skin.

            Overcoming Fear.

            It’s not every day that an avid rock climber of 20 years admits she started in the sport with a healthy fear of heights. But that’s precisely how our featured Adventuress Dawn began…barely able to stand at the edge of a cliff.

            Of course, it was the ultimate challenge of overcoming her fear that pushed Dawn headlong into the climbing world. There she found a belief in her own abilities, trust in those around her and a whole new level of confidence: the kind of confidence that once allowed her to spend the night camping on a Portaledge suspended 500 feet off the ground.

            From City Rocks, Idaho where Dawn first learned to anchor her own gear, to picturesque Moab, Utah, to the Needles in Custer State Park, South Dakota, she's embraced the mental and physical rigors of climbing. And preparation is her key for the demands the ascent puts on her body and equipment, as well as the brutal elements that come with hours of exposure to searing sun and anything else a mountain can throw her way.

            With both feet firmly on the ground Dawn does anything but give her body, or her skin, much of a break. She’s been a serious runner since high school (completing the Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon in 2011) and loves riding everything on two wheels as often as she can, from her mountain and road bikes to her Honda CB350.

            While she enjoys her day job as a grant writer and researcher for a tech college, it’s clear Dawn’s happiness is directly proportional to her time outdoors pushing limits. Next stop? Someday she hopes to see the top of Devil’s Tower – a sheer-faced national monument that juts nearly one mile high into the Wyoming sky. We hope you get there soon, Dawn. Just remember to take your Adventuress Skin Care and a camera, because you won’t catch us up there.

            Do you know of any blog-worthy adventuresses out there, who are seeking a challenge and look good doing so? Tell us about it in the comments!

            Water Sports You May Not Know (And May Want to Try!)

            Generally speaking, our Adventuresses know their water sports.  From synchronized swimming to rowing, we have Adventuresses in just about every water sport there is.  However, if you thought jumping from the high dive was the most adventurous thing you could do in or on the water, think again!  We dug up some of the most wild and weird water sports known to (wo)man.

            Flowboarding
            Flowboarding is a type of bodyboarding.  But, this bodyboarding doesn’t take place out in open water.  Instead, flowboarders ride generated sheet waves, which are only three inches in depth.  The waves shoot out from a generator at about twenty to thirty miles per hour.  Though space for a flowboarder is quite limited, the tricks they can perform on these mini-waves are quite impressive!

            The Modern Pentathlon
            If you thought a marathon was tough, think again. Okay, yes, a marathon is tough, but have you heard of the modern pentathlon?  This competition is only partially a water sport.  Competitors go through five events: pistol shooting, fencing, a 200-meter freestyle swim, show jumping (yes, on a horse), and then a 3 kilometer cross-country run.  The modern pentathlon made its grand debut at the 1912 Olympics.  However, women didn’t join this sport until the 2000 Olympics.

            Sit-Down Hydrofoil
            This is definitely the craziest water sport we know of.  Essentially, hydrofoilers sit on a board with front and rear hydrofoil wings that rise above the water as the board and athlete are towed by a boat.  There’s very little contact with the water because of how the wings lift the athlete up over the surface.  This video might help you get a better picture!

            As with any water sport, make sure to use the best facial moisturizer you can find in order to protect your skin!  And, of course, remember your sunscreen lotion!

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