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Can your skin help you breathe?

Every day, a barrage of advertisements for various cosmetics, oils and unguents assault our eyes and ears, all claiming to "let your skin breathe." But does your skin actually "breathe"? Does it even take in oxygen?


Quick Tips: Does taking an aspirin daily affect your skin?

Quick Tips: Does taking an aspirin daily affect your skin?

Aspirin may be good for your heart, but will daily aspirin affect your skin? See if this is a home remedy do or don't. See more »

5 Things to Know About Lactic Acid in Skin Care

5 Things to Know About Lactic Acid in Skin Care

Do you want beautiful skin? Check out the various ways lactic acid can improve your skin. Do these tips for great skin using lactic acid. See more »

Skin Health Quiz

Skin Health Quiz

How much do you know about your skin? Take our quiz to test your knowledge of skin health. See more »

5 Medicines that Cause Sun Sensitivity

5 Medicines that Cause Sun Sensitivity

Medicines that cause sun sensitivity can increase the chance of sun damage. Learn about 5 medicines that cause sun sensitivity. See more »

Can your skin help you breathe?

Can your skin help you breathe?

Can your skin help you breathe? Find out whether your skin can take in oxygen and help you breathe. See more »

Fact or Fiction: Pregnancy and Skin Care

Fact or Fiction: Pregnancy and Skin Care

Take this pregnancy and skin care quiz to see how much you know about how hormones affect skin health. Get informed with the pregnancy and skin care quiz. See more »

Are insect repellent and sunscreen a bad combination?

Are insect repellent and sunscreen a bad combination?

Are insect repellent and sunscreen a bad combination? Read about using insect repellent and sunscreen at the same time. See more »

Are cloth diapers better for my baby's skin?

Are cloth diapers better for my baby's skin?

Are cloth diapers better for your baby's skin? Take a look at research on diapers and skin health and find out if cloth diapers are better. See more »

How often should you see your dermatologist?

How often should you see your dermatologist?

How often should you see your dermatologist? Read about how when to see a dermatologist and how often. See more »

Can medications make skin sensitive to the sun?

Can medications make skin sensitive to the sun?

Can medications make skin sensitive to the sun? Visit HowStuffWorks to learn how medications can make skin sensitive to the sun. See more »