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Making the switch to summer sunscreens

Just as we throw off big, thick sweaters for breezy sundresses, summer means a change in texture.  That means switching from heavy sunscreen to a lighter one. Most sunscreens have added moisturizers, perfect for replenishing dry winter skin. But in the summer, that same level of moisturizing may be too much, causing skin to break out. With oil-free lotions, powders and aerosol sprays, there are a lot of options available. One great solution? Tinted sunscreens.Read More >

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The easy trick to knowing if you’re using enough sunscreen

If you're using enough sunscreen, a single bottle shouldn't last a whole season. One ounce is the right amount for each application, so a 12-ounce bottle is like 12-servings. That's not a lot! A one ounce “serving” of sunscreen is about enough to fill a shot glass. If you apply the “one-shot” approach to application (head-to-toe) every two hours, and if you're using at least an SPF of 30 (we prefer SPF 50), then you know you're getting enough sun protection.Read More >

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Sunscreen pick for acne-prone skin

There's no reason your sunscreen shouldn't work as hard as you do! Besides blocking broad-spectrum UV rays, many products now contain ingredients that help nourish and repair skin as well. If you're looking for a sunscreen with anti-aging benefits, try... La Roche-Posay's Anti-Aging Primer in SPF 50 It helps skin look instantly luminous with light-reflecting micro-particles.Read More >

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Feel the burn? Try these tips to soothe your skin

With sunburns, it's all about getting the inflammation down as soon as possible to curb damage in the skin and to calm redness. Soak a soft facecloth in a bowl of skim milk and ice, and apply it to the area for 5 to 10 minutes. Also, try taking aspirin or ibuprofen, and apply an aloe gel to soothe the skin and reduce swelling. (We recommend chilling your aloe gel in the freezer for maximum cooling relief.) If your sunburn is so severe you have chills or a fever, contact your doctor immediately.