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5 Ways To Make Sure Your Sunscreen Is Effective

5 Ways To Make Sure Your Sunscreen Is Effective

We love the enthusiasm behind skin care these days, and the amount of DIY-facials and skin care tricks we see on social media! Suddenly everyone is slapping their faces, gua sha-ing, and becoming mad scientists in their bathrooms. But there are a couple trends that could be doing more harm than good, for instance, mixing your sunscreen with oils to make a more even spread and dewy finish. Read on to find out why that could be setting you up for UV damage, and for four more sunscreen tips.

Busting Summer Sun Myths

Busting Summer Sun Myths

Do I Need Sun Protection If I Have Darker Skin?

Yes! People with darker skin produce more of a pigment called melanin, which does offer some natural protection against UV radiation. However, this protection is minimal, and even with darker skin, you can still get sunburned, and you can develop skin cancer from UV damage.

Does Clothing Block UV Rays?

Not really. Different types of material offer different levels of protection, depending on the type of material, but nothing is completely effective,...


Top 4 Reasons to Shield from the Sun

Top 4 Reasons to Shield from the Sun

Number 1: Skin Cancer

☀️Nearly 9,500 new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each day in the U.S. alone

☀️1 in 5 Americans, 1 in 7 Canadians, and 2 in 3 Australians will develop skin cancer in their lifetime

☀️Having 5 or more sunburns doubles your risk for melanoma

Number 2: UV Double Trouble

Certain surfaces reflect UV radiation, hitting your the skin and eyes twice, adding...


All About Sunscreen

All About Sunscreen

 The back of a sunscreen bottle can sometimes look like a foreign language. Do you know what all of it means? Then why are you putting it on your skin? Here, Araya walks you through the 6 things to look for in a sunscreen.

Sun Protection Advice Straight from Dermatologists

Sun Protection Advice Straight from Dermatologists

Well + Good interviewed 6 Dermatologists about staying safe while in the sun, and what did they have to say? You guessed it, 6 out of 6 MD's agree that wearing a big hat is key! Here are top 5 other helpful recommendations from those who get paid to talk sun protection:

  1. Set an alarm to go off every two hours to remind you to reapply sunscreen during the day. Use one with 'broad spectrum' on the bottle. -Joshua Zeichner, MD
  2. "Wear clothing with UPF 50 or more—my favorite is Uvida—and I wear a big hat and sunglasses. Take Heliocare...