- July 27th, 2011
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
- September 1st, 2008
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
- March 1st, 2008
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