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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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Here’s the SPF You Actually Get When You Apply Sunscreen Sparingly [Updated]

A sunscreen labeled “SPF 15” should let you spend about 15 times as long in the sun before you burn. Pretty awesome, right? Unfortunately, most of us don’t get that level of protection because we don’t apply enough. What you’re likely getting: a mere SPF 3-5.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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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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Reminder: You Can Buy Sunscreen and SPF Moisturizer With Your FSA/HSA Money

It’s 90 degrees in New York, which means people are finally shedding their parkas and drab black winter clothing for slightly-less drab black summer clothing. And with the removal of layers comes an annual reminder to slather on some sunscreen before you head out the door.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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