The result of sun exposure is skin damage: wrinkles, brown skin discolorations, dull-looking skin, and potentially even skin cancer. We’ve compiled the most essential points you must know if your goal is to have healthy, younger-looking skin.
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We know wearing sunscreen every day is an critical step in the prevention of skin cancer. But can the very product you use to protect yourself actually cause cancer? Learn the fact – and fiction! – behind one of the latest skin care scares!
Many skin-care products contain sunscreen, not to mention all of the foundations, concealers, and face powders with sunscreen, but what do you do with all of them? That’s an important question to answer because if you don't apply sunscreen appropriately you are not going to get the protection indicated on the label!
Finding the right sunscreen for your skin type is critical. You have to feel comfortable wearing it daily because if you don’t then the likelihood is you won’t wear it— and that’s not good!
The more you know about the risk factors that contribute to sunburn and how to treat sunburned skin, the better you'll be able avoid the burn and keep your family sun-safe, too.
If embracing pale skin isn't your idea of beauty, not to worry; with a little practice and our application tips you'll be on your way to a sun-kissed glow without the kiss of damage from getting a tan from the sun.
Research has made it clear that repeated unprotected sun exposure, getting sunburned, or repeatedly getting tan causes DNA damage that triggers skin cells to mutate. Over time and in the absence of sun protection and sun-smart behavior, these mutations turn into skin cancers.
If you’re using or thinking of using a tanning bed, the Paula's Choice Research Team strongly urges you to reconsider. You may not see the damage now, but you will eventually—and it isn’t pretty!
Think getting a tan indoors is safer than a tan from the sun? Not so fast! Indoor tanning is even more damaging to your skin, leading to problems you don't want later on, such as wrinkles, brown spots, and sagging. We reveal the most common indoor tanning myths!
If exposure to sunlight is the best way to get vitamin D, then what about the damage sun exposure causes? Unprotected sun exposure causes premature aging of the skin, risks skin cancer, and gets in the way of the body's ability to heal. Swapping one health concern that creates another is not good medicine for anyone. Learn how you can enjoy the benefits of vitamin D without damaging your skin.
Sun protection is an everyday must for anyone concerned with keeping their skin in top shape—avoiding wrinkles & brown discolorations, building collagen, keeping skin firm, and even preventing skin cancer. However, there are several important factors that influence how you choose and should apply a sunscreen.
Paula Begoun is the best-selling author of 20 books on skin care and makeup. She is known worldwide as the Cosmetics Cop and creator of Paula's Choice. Paula's expertise has led to hundreds of appearances on national and international television including:
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