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  • This Summer, Dive Into Sunscreen


    Gone are the days when I used to bake by the pool like a hot potato. No shirt, no shoes, no wrinkles, no worries. Youthful and vibrant, I never thought much about protecting my skin from its future fate (called aging). Or, for that matter, the inevitable impact that skin cancer could possibly have on my life—in a more convenient, post-dated era, of course.

    You can still have fun in the sun and keep your skin safe by choosing the right sunscreen.
    By Cara Lucas
    Sunscreen, natural sunscreen, dive into sunscreen
  • How Are Your Lips Sealed?

    Your favorite gloss may be the ultimate summer must-have, but research shows that shimmery lip balms and glosses can actually boost the risk of lip cancer by allowing ultraviolet rays to penetrate more deeply.

    By Lisa Marshall
  • Quick Cold Sore Remedy

    Wear a high-SPF lip gloss or balm. According to Seattle naturopath Tamara Cullen, prolonged sun exposure can trigger flare-ups.

    Lay off the chocolate and nuts. Foods high in arginine disrupt the amino acid balance in your body, which can aggravate the herpes-simplex virus (HSV-1), says Cullen. Cut back as soon as a sore appears.

    The next time you feel that telltale tingling, take charge with these tips.
    By Shanon Lyon