Skin and Beauty

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Learn all that you need to know about sun rash and how to protect yourself from it.

By Jennifer Sellers

Read on to learn about the most effective types of chemical peels for your skin!

By Kevin P. Allen

Ever heard of taking an oatmeal bath? Here are the top 5 benefits to using oatmeal in your baths as a home remedy!

By Kevin P. Allen

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The sun. People have worshiped it for thousands of years. But only in the last century have people worshiped the sun by baking themselves to a golden tan, which often masks an angry red burn. Scroll through these photos for some sunburn home remedies.

By Jessika Toothman

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?

By Katie Lambert

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.

By John Barrymore & Brion O'Connor

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

By John Barrymore & Brion O'Connor

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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?

By Kevin P. Allen

Crow's feet are one of the inevitable byproducts of aging. But it is possible to keep them at bay for a while. Here's how to prevent of them.

By John Barrymore & Brion O'Connor

Nobody's perfect, and even adults with enviable complexions probably have at least a few blemishes they want to correct or hide. Fortunately, a reasonably even skin tone is achievable.

By Jennifer Sellers

What type of skin you're born with is determined by your DNA, but you still have plenty to say in how you care for it -- and how confident you are in it.

By Sarah Siddons & Brion O'Connor

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Air and water pollution are a fact of life, and each can have an impact on the health of your skin. However, there are steps you can take to limit the effects on your skin.

By Sarah Siddons & Brion O'Connor

It's natural to approach healthy skin from the outside. But improving skin health from the inside via vitamins could give you the results you want. Do you know the top five to consider?

By Kevin P. Allen

Maintaining a youthful and healthy body is a quality of life issue. That means that you put good, tasty and beneficial things into your body, and the five items on our list are a great place to start.

By Kevin P. Allen

If you think growing old gracefully is for suckers, we've got an arsenal of tips to help you boost your youthfulness. No doctor visit required.

By Maria Trimarchi

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I remember when I first learned about spray tanning. I was thrilled. No longer would I need to worry about the rays outside because I could get that glowing tan in a bottle.

By Sara Novak

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.

By Editors of Consumer Guide

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.

By Editors of Consumer Guide

Your body undergoes a lot of changes as you get older, and your skin isn't immune. What can you expect, and what can you do to keep your skin soft and supple as you age?

By Nathan Chandler

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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?

By Patrick J. Kiger

From fruits and veggies to water and green tea, there's a long list of items that you should eat or drink to get healthy, glowing skin. Can those same ingredients benefit your skin if they're in a face mask?

By John Kelly

Some spa treatments sound like they'd be perfect balms to sooth a pregnant woman's frazzled nerves and tired body. But not every treatment is safe for an expectant mother. Which ones should you avoid, and what are the dangers?

By Jessika Toothman

If you have a dry complexion, applying makeup can be a challenge. Sponges and even the daintiest of fingers may worsen red, flaking skin, but these tips can help you keep your makeup smooth and your skin healthy.

By Victoria Vogt

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From breakouts to melasma, the joys of pregnancy often come along with annoying or embarrassing skin problems. Is it safe to get a facial while you're expecting, and will it do any good?

By Thorin Klosowski

It's a fact of life: Your skin ages just like the rest of you. But there are some steps you can take to lock moisture in for smoother skin.

By Lawrence Schumacher