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It's a Gas: Chlorine and Your Skin Quiz

It may be difficult to avoid chlorine -- but do you know just how difficult? And if you think you can wash it away, think again. Test if you know the facts and fiction about how chlorine affects your skin.

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  • 5 Ways Birth Control Medication Can Affect Your Skin

    5 Ways Birth Control Medication Can Affect Your Skin

    Birth control prevents pregnancy and can have all kind of effects on your body. But do you know what it can do for your skin? See more »

  • All Choked Up: Smog and Your Skin Quiz

    All Choked Up: Smog and Your Skin Quiz

    The foul stench of smog may cause you to choke and cough. But in addition to damaging your lungs, smog can also damage your skin. Do you have the knowledge to protect your dermis from pollution? See more »

  • Are tattoos bad for my skin?

    Are tattoos bad for my skin?

    Tattoos, like other types of body art, are a common form of self-expression. If you've ever considered getting one, though, some concerns may have crossed your mind. That needle, for instance, pricking your skin and marking it with dye -- is it safe? See more »

  • At a Glance: Parabens

    At a Glance: Parabens

    Lipstick, soda and bandages share this common ingredient. As disturbing as it may sound, toothpaste, glue and baked goods include the same helpful component, too. But, what are parabens, anyway? See more »

  • At a Glance: Tattoos and Skin Health

    At a Glance: Tattoos and Skin Health

    Body art, such as a tattoo, is a terrific way to express your individuality, but it's permanent, and there are some risks -- especially for your skin. See more »

  • At a Glance: Worrying About Your Skin

    At a Glance: Worrying About Your Skin

    Stress can trigger a host of physical ailments, including blemishes on our skin. But there are ways to win the battle against high anxiety. See more »

  • Beauty or Blemish: What do others see?

    Beauty or Blemish: What do others see?

    Pimples, zits, blackheads, whiteheads -- regardless of what you call your blemishes, they certainly can be difficult to ignore when you look in the mirror. But do other people see your blemishes before your beauty? Take our quiz to find out. See more »

  • Booze & Blemishes: Do you know how alcohol affects your skin?

    Booze & Blemishes: Do you know how alcohol affects your skin?

    Have you ever wondered why your skin lacks its natural glow after a night of drinking? Take this quiz to find out that glass of jack and coke’s affect on your skin. See more »

  • Can you prevent stretch marks when pregnant?

    Can you prevent stretch marks when pregnant?

    Stretch marks may seem unavoidable during pregnancy. After all, up to 90 percent of pregnant women get them. But there are ways to minimize their appearance. See more »

  • Climate Change: Your Skin and the Weather Quiz

    Climate Change: Your Skin and the Weather Quiz

    A forecast of hazy, hot and humid may determine more than what you wear -- it may also impact your skin. Think you know how to take care of you skin, rain or shine? See more »

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