SKIN HEALTH FACTORS

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Fact or Fiction: Pregnancy and Skin Care

You always hear about that pregnancy glow, but for every pregnant woman with radiant skin you'll probably find three dealing with acne, stretch marks and itchy bellies. Take this quiz to learn about the causes and care for pregnancy skin conditions.

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  • 5 Medicines that Cause Sun Sensitivity

    5 Medicines that Cause Sun Sensitivity

    Some medications clearly don't mix. Taken together, certain drugs can cause serious harm, if not death. And some require users to avoid the virtually unavoidable -- the sun. See more »

  • Are cloth diapers better for my baby's skin?

    Are cloth diapers better for my baby's skin?

    Disposable diapers have been popular for decades, but recently there's been a trend toward using cloth. They may be better for the environment, but are they better for your baby's skin? See more »

  • Are insect repellent and sunscreen a bad combination?

    Are insect repellent and sunscreen a bad combination?

    Step outside and the assault on your skin begins. Is slathering on multiple products to protect yourself from the fierce sun and the ferocious mosquitoes a good idea? See more »

  • Can medications make skin sensitive to the sun?

    Can medications make skin sensitive to the sun?

    Your skin is your body's natural armor, protecting you from the sun's harmful rays. How do certain drugs change the way skin operates, and how can you protect yourself accordingly? See more »

  • Can your skin help you breathe?

    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? See more »

  • Diabetic Skin Care

    Diabetic Skin Care

    In addition to affecting your body's blood sugar levels, diabetes can also lead to several skin conditions. Through preventive care, though, you may be able to protect your skin from these negative side effects. See more »

  • Does my general health affect my skin?

    Does my general health affect my skin?

    Skin problems may make you self-conscious about your looks, but some are helpful hints that a larger health problem is on the horizon. Which skin changes should raise a red flag? See more »

  • Fact or Fiction: Pregnancy and Skin Care

    Fact or Fiction: Pregnancy and Skin Care

    You always hear about that pregnancy glow, but for every pregnant woman with radiant skin you'll probably find three dealing with acne, stretch marks and itchy bellies. Take this quiz to learn about the causes and care for pregnancy skin conditions. See more »

  • How does bathing affect my skin?

    How does bathing affect my skin?

    Bathing is great for scrubbing away dirt and grime that keep you from looking your best. But washing off too much or with the wrong products can also be harmful to your skin. See more »

  • How does my age affect my skin's health?

    How does my age affect my skin's health?

    Growing older is inevitable, as is seeing the signs of aging appear on your skin. What changes can you expect, and what can you do to protect your skin? See more »

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