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You May Need to Replace Your Sunglasses More Often Than You Think

Health.com | Posted 08.31.2016 | Home
Health.com

Even if you love your current sunglasses, you still might need a new pair of shades. It seems sunglasses' UV protection may deteriorate over time, and current industry tests are not sufficient for determining how long it's safe to wear them, according to a study from Brazil.

What You Should Look For When You Buy Sunscreen

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.18.2016 | Home

In a video published to The Atlantic Monday, medical doctor and all-around funny guy James Hamblin explains one of the biggest psychological missteps ...

Debunking 3 Myths About Sunscreen

The Huffington Post | Katrina Norvell | Posted 07.28.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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Skin Cancer Risk For Freckly Red-Heads Equivalent To 21 Years In Sun

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 07.13.2016 | Home

Having genes that give you red hair, pale skin and freckles increases your risk of developing skin cancer as much as an extra 21 years’ exposure to ...

Everything You Need To Know About Choosing The Best Sunscreen

The Huffington Post | Serina Mehrian | Posted 07.05.2016 | Home

Fourth of July weekend is upon us, and along with barbecue equipment, beach toys and sandals, don't forget to stock up on some sunscreen for the holid...

This Is The Most Popular SPF On Pinterest

Teen Vogue | Posted 06.17.2016 | Home
Teen Vogue

For Teen Vogue, by Tina Ferraro. Photo: Courtesy of Neutrogena It covers all the bases. Sun: it's bad for your skin. You totally get it. So is the...

The Wearables of Summer

Robin Raskin | Posted 06.06.2016 | Home
Robin Raskin

Summer brings its own set of challenges to the quantified world: sun, air quality, allergies, even relationships. And now, moving beyond basic fitness trackers, the next generation of wearables promises to let you measure everything from the sun's rays to the quality of the air you breathe.

A Cautionary Tale For Sun Lovers Everywhere

Inga | Posted 05.21.2016 | Home
Inga

I still walk on the beach near my home every day, even in summer. But no matter how hot it is, the only part of me that is exposed to the sun might be my fingernails. And usually not those. Bikini-clad teens roll their eyes at me like "What's the point?" From under the 6-inch brim of my sun hat, I try to beam back, "You have no idea what that tan is going to cost you."

The cost of skin cancer: South Africa is spending more than it should

The Conversation Africa | Posted 04.18.2016 | Home
The Conversation Africa

Caradee Yael Wright, South African Medical Research Council and Louisa Griffin, Griffith University The cost of treating skin cancer in South Africa ...

Why It's Absolutely Imperative To Wear Sunglasses In The Winter

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 12.08.2015 | Home

When layering for cold weather, you've probably got all the basics covered: wool hat and scarf, chunky knit sweater, tights or thermals, comfy boots a...

The Best Ways To Wear Sunscreen In The Winter

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 11.03.2015 | Home

You may tend to ease up on applying sunscreen now that cooler weather has arrived and you won't be basking in the sunshine. But here's the thing: you ...

5 Ways To Make Your Hands Look Younger

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.10.2015 | Home

While we're busy applying various anti-aging creams to our faces and running to the colorist to cover our grays, we often forget the body part that ty...

Protect Your Young Ones With These 4 Simple Rules of Sun Protection

Dr. Patricia Wexler | Posted 06.28.2016 | Home
Dr. Patricia Wexler

A baby's delicate skin is particularly vulnerable in the summer, and cumulative sun damage starts on day one. No pressure, parents and grandparents!

5 Ways Summer Is Aging You -- And How To Prevent It

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.24.2015 | Home

We've been hotly anticipating the warmer temps and outdoor activities that summer brings -- but all that sun and heat can be damaging to your body if ...

Jennifer Aniston Had To Give Herself A 'Tanning Intervention'

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 06.11.2015 | Home

Most people know that sunscreen factors into overall skin health. If you're still not concerned, take a cue from actress Jennifer Aniston. In an in...

Summer Fun Shadowed by Deadly Skin Cancer

Julie Barnes | Posted 05.25.2016 | Home
Julie Barnes

It's not surprising that May signifies both the official kickoff to summer and Skin Cancer Awareness month. It's a great reminder to protect your skin...

The SPF Number On Your Sunscreen Bottle May Not Be Accurate

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.22.2015 | Home

When it comes to skin care products, it's important to know about any unwanted chemicals lurking in that ingredient label. But when it comes to sunscr...

The Best Moisturizers With SPF To Protect Your Skin

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 05.11.2015 | Home

Photo Credit: Jen Gotch via Getty Images Wearing sunscreen every day, rain or shine, is one of the easiest ways to maintain healthy skin. And there...

3 Reasons Why You Should Try Mineral Sunscreen

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 05.01.2015 | Home

Photo Credit: Getty Images Mineral sunscreens are made with physical UV blockers like zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide, and they've gotten a bad ...

Rise In Skin Cancer May Be Linked To Cheap Vacation Packages

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 04.07.2015 | Home

Adults older than 65 are seven times more likely to develop skin cancer than they were about 40 years ago. According to new figures released by Ca...

Here Comes the Sun: 10 Ridiculously Easy Ways to Save Your Skin This Summer

Margo Weishar | Posted 06.01.2015 | Home
Margo Weishar

After the long winter we are all ready to get outside and enjoy the warmth. Here are 10 ways to make it easy to protect your skin and still enjoy the active outside lifestyle.

Don't Get Burned on Your Next Vacation

Kari Haugeto | Posted 12.23.2014 | Home
Kari Haugeto

At what age should we start slathering on the creams to protect our skin from the dangerous UV rays? Is it enough to only use creams and lotions? Does it really expire after a year? And heck, are you supposed to wear sun-protective clothing all year?

The One Thing You Can Do Daily To Tackle Dark Spots

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver & Raydene Salinas | Posted 07.18.2014 | Home

We've heard many explanations (err...excuses) from family and friends who do not wear sunscreen daily. From "I always forget to put it on," to "I hate...

Are You Wearing Your Zip Code on Your Face?

Anthony Byrne | Posted 09.06.2014 | Home
Anthony Byrne

We all know that the sun and your genes play a part when it comes to visible signs of aging. Well, according to a new study, where you live can also make your skin more prone to wrinkles.

The Essentials You Need For A Lazy Day By The Pool

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 07.07.2014 | Home

Lazy days spent by the pool are one of summer's greatest pleasures. Of course, a quick dip in the pool will cool us down, but it's all about safely...