Sunscreen

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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The Multiple Benefits of Carotenoids

…before and during sun exposure, in combination with sunscreen, is more effective in protecting the skin from sun damage than sunscreen alone. In one study, the group of participants that used both had less sunburn than the group using sunscreen alone. This protection most likely results from…

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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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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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