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‘DNA Repairing’ Sunscreens Might Actually Work

The sun’s ultraviolet radiation is dangerous to our skin cells because it damages our DNA. That’s why sun exposure can cause cancer, and why sunscreen is so important (even apart from its power to prevent sunburns). There are sunscreens that claim they can help your skin repair that damage—and, it turns out, they…Read more… Continue […]

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Collagen Powder Is Just Expensive Protein Powder

Healthy skin contains plenty of springy, elastic collagen, so it’s tempting to think that any product with “collagen” in the name is going to be good for your skin. But even though you can buy collagen powder to add to drinks, there’s little to no evidence that your skin directly benefits.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Sunscreen Doesn’t Come in a Pill or a Coconut Oil Jar

There are downsides to sunscreen: it can be greasy, it’s annoying to have to reapply, and from time to time people will try to scare you into thinking it’s dangerous. (It’s not.) But you know what the upside is? It’s actually sunscreen. Pills and DIY coconut oil recipes are not.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Find a Free Skin Cancer Screening Near You 

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, but it can be hard to find a dermatologist to check out your skin. As we head into summer, though, the American Academy of Dermatology is organizing free skin cancer screenings.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Lifehacker’s Essential Science-Based Guide to Skin Care

I never had a skincare routine until last year. I washed my face in the shower, and only applied sunscreen if I was headed to the beach. But now I’m kicking myself for not starting earlier. It turns out that tending to my face with cleanser and moisturizer each morning and night has banished most […]

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Get Super-Fancy SK-II Sheet Masks on eBay for Way Less Than Sephora

We’re not entirely sure the sheet mask is the answer to everyone’s skincare dreams—it’s a paper mask (masque?) drenched in some allegedly salubrious liquid that you stick to your face while you let the serums sink in and Instagram a picture of yourself looking alarmingly similar to Jason from Friday the 13th. Does it…Read more… […]

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