When it comes to protecting your skin from damaging UV rays, what you don't know can really hurt you. Dull, blotchy skin; coarse skin texture; broken blood vessels; and premature wrinkling are among the top five skin damaging effects of daily exposure, not to mention the risk of melanoma and pre-cancerous lesions.
- 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
- June 1st, 2010
Choosing the best sunscreen can be tougher than finding the perfect swimsuit. With hundreds of options available, should you reach for a product labeled “nano-free,” “all-day protection,” or “SPF 700”? Plus, terms like SPF, UVA, and UVB can have you swimming in a sea of acronyms before you even hit the water.What you need to know to have a burn-free summer.By Lindsey Galloway
- August 1st, 2008
A few years ago, a group of friends and I took a girls’ trip to Isla Mujeres, Mexico. On our first day on the sugar-sand beaches under the aqua-blue Caribbean sky, we admired each other’s sexy new swimsuits, snagged some comfy chaises, placed our margarita orders with the cute beach waiter, and uncapped our sunscreens.Sun encounters of the safest kindBy Vicky Uhland