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Skin and lifestyle are very closely related. Learn how your lifestyle can affect your skin at HowStuffWorks.

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Is the ocean or the pool better for my skin?

If you have sensitive skin or a skin disease, such as eczema or psoriasis, you may be wary of wading into the ocean or taking a dip in the pool. But which one is better for your skin?


Can you get a staph infection from a tattoo?

 Can you get a staph infection from a tattoo?

Scabbing and itching are normal signs of a healing tattoo. Swelling isn't. Learn to recognize the signs of an infected tattoo at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Are there medical reasons to get a tattoo?

 Are there medical reasons to get a tattoo?

Tattoos have uses besides adorning the skin. Find out how a tattoo could help you in an emergency at HowStuffWorks. See more »

5 Ways Birth Control Medication Can Affect Your Skin

 5 Ways Birth Control Medication Can Affect Your Skin

Birth control medication can have affects on your skin and body. See five common ways birth control medication can affect your skin. See more »

At a Glance: Tattoos and Skin Health

 At a Glance: Tattoos and Skin Health

Are tattoos bad for my skin? Learn more about tattoos and your skin in this article. See more »

At a Glance: Worrying About Your Skin

 At a Glance: Worrying About Your Skin

Does worrying about your skin make it worse? Fine out if worrying about your skin makes it worse. See more »

At a Glance: Parabens

 At a Glance: Parabens

What are parabens? Fine out in this article what are parabens. See more »

Beauty or Blemish: What do others see?

 Beauty or Blemish: What do others see?

Do others see beauty or your blemishes? Test your knowledge of whether people notice your flaws and if beauty of blemishes rule. See more »

Get Fit With Flawless Skin

 Get Fit With Flawless Skin

The flawless skin of a fitness model isn't just a coincidence. Take this flawless skin quiz to learn how exercise benefits your skin. See more »

True or False: Vegetarian's Advantage Skin Quiz

 True or False: Vegetarian's Advantage Skin Quiz

Do vegetarians have an advantage when it comes to healthy skin? Find out if what you eat affects your skin and if vegetarians have an advantage with this quiz. See more »

Stretching With No Marks: Preventing Stretch Marks Quiz

 Stretching With No Marks: Preventing Stretch Marks Quiz

Stretch marks during pregnancy can be prevented. Take this quiz to learn how to prevent stretch marks during pregnancy. See more »