7 Summer Survival Tips

…between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. You should also make a point to eat more foods that are rich in carotenoids, which act as “internal sunscreen” as they accumulate in the skin. This should be easy since most summer fruits and vegetables are teeming with these phytonutrients. Summer…

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How to Get the Most Out of the Summer Sun

…shadow is shorter than your height. * When you do plan to be in the sun for longer periods of time, sunscreen is appropriate. Go with those made with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. Unlike sunscreens containing chemicals that are absorbed into the body (and may disrupt hormone activity), these…

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Vitamin A Helps to Protect Against Melanoma

As summer approaches, skin cancer public health awareness campaigns are reminding us to wear sunscreen and cover up with a hat and long sleeves. Now, a new study shows that to protect yourself from melanoma—the most serious form of skin cancer—you should also consider taking vitamin A.…

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