Science




Sunblock’s glaring flaw

American-made sunscreens may be skimping on skin protection. The Claim: American-made sunscreens pale in comparison to their European counterparts when it comes to UVA protection—and as a result, many concerned beachgoers are opting to order sunscreens from afar.Read More >

Lifestyle




Summer skincare 101

More humidity, hot temperatures, intense sun—no doubt our skin has a love-hate relationship with the summer. Emphasize the love by switching up your skincare routine to make the most of these outdoor months: Try a lighter moisturizer Summer air is warmer and more humid than winter air, so your skin doesn’t dry out as quickly. As a result, creamy winter moisturizers may be too heavy for June or August.Read More >

Skin




Update your sunscreen

The shelf life of your average sunscreen is about 3 years, but it may be less for certain organic sunscreens. Make sure you’re using one that has been stored properly, to get the most protection. And similarly to moisturizers, thick sunscreens might clog pores, so consider a lighter aerosol or powdered sunscreen when heading outside.Read More >

Lifestyle




Ask Dr. Wexler: Going for gold, not red

Q: I’m going skiing this weekend, and don’t want my face to get sunburned. Is my everyday sunscreen enough? A: You’re right to be careful. At high altitudes, the sun’s rays are already more intense. Combine that with the reflection of the sun off the snow, and it’s easy to go from rosy glow to beet red in no time. Assuming you use an SPF 30 everyday, you’ll want something stronger. I prefer athletic sunscreens that are difficult to sweat off.Read More >

Skin




Beautiful skin in the neck of time

We sometimes forget that antiaging isn't just about the face, but taking care of our skin from the neck down. And because the skin on our neck is especially thin, it can be more prone to aging. To keep that delicate skin looking young, extend your exfoliation routine downwards to the base of your neck. Then, use a moisturizer containing anti-oxidants and ingredients like retinol and peptides. These can help the skin of the neck (and chest) look firmer and younger.Read More >

Face




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 >

Body




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 >