SUN CARE

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How does the sun affect healing scars?

There are numerous ways to get rid of unsightly scars, but did you know that sun exposure can actually make healing scars more noticeable?

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  • 10 Home Remedies for Sunburn

    10 Home Remedies for Sunburn

    If you've overexposed your skin to the sun and end up with a sunburn, these home remedies can make you a bit more comfortable. See 10 home remedies for sunburns to get started. See more »

  • 10 Ways to Protect Your Skin From Sun Damage

    10 Ways to Protect Your Skin From Sun Damage

    The sun can do much more damage than simply give you a painful sunburn. Learn some ways to easily minimize sun exposure so you can spend time outdoors safely. See more »

  • 5 Spots Commonly Missed When Applying Sunscreen

    5 Spots Commonly Missed When Applying Sunscreen

    Even the most knowledgeable and diligent sunscreen users can come home from a day in the great outdoors with burnt skin in certain places. What spots do we tend to miss when we're slathering ourselves with SPF? See more »

  • At a Glance: Do sunscreen pills really work?

    At a Glance: Do sunscreen pills really work?

    We've all heard the warnings about excessive sunlight exposure. But many sunscreens wash off with sweat or a day in the pool. Is there a pill to take the place of all that lotion? See more »

  • Burning with Knowledge: The Ultimate Sunburns and Suntans Quiz

    Burning with Knowledge: The Ultimate Sunburns and Suntans Quiz

    So, you want to get some sun to add a little color to those pasty legs of yours, but thoughts of coming home as the human lobster are outweighing your desire to dose up on some natural vitamin D? Before heading out, test your knowledge about sunburns and suntans. See more »

  • Can vitamins protect my skin from the sun?

    Can vitamins protect my skin from the sun?

    Some vitamins serve to protect and repair your skin from the inside out. But can they actually prevent sunburns? See more »

  • Can you get addicted to tanning?

    Can you get addicted to tanning?

    Tanning addicts may not shoplift or burglarize homes to subsidize their habit. But is their addiction to UV rays really that different from any other addiction? See more »

  • Could I be allergic to sunscreen?

    Could I be allergic to sunscreen?

    Sunscreen, our top defense from the sun's UV rays, can irritate some people's skin. Find out what steps to take if you have a sunscreen allergy. See more »

  • Do sunscreen pills really work?

    Do sunscreen pills really work?

    If you're running a marathon, swimming the English Channel or spending a whole day doing sweaty yard work, reapplying sunscreen probably isn't at the top of your priority list. Can sunscreen pills help you? See more »

  • Does homemade sunscreen really work?

    Does homemade sunscreen really work?

    Mixing your own sunscreen might save you some cash. But are there ingredients you can include to make sure it's as effective as the store-bought stuff? See more »

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