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Sunscreen Isn't Just For Summer (And Your Laptop Could Be Causing Your Dark Spots)Featured

Sunscreen isn’t a summer thing.

It’s as daily a must as brushing your teeth: both help you look great and prevent serious damage!

You’re not out frolicking in the sun? It’s important to remember that sun damage is cumulative — every bit of exposure adds up. Your skin doesn’t “reset” when you’re back in the shade (and UVA is present on cloudy days). The little bit of sun you’re exposed to when walking from the arrival terminal to your car, or crossing the street for your morning latte, adds to whatever damage occurred while beach baking last year (it’s why a bad sunburn in childhood can increase the risk of melanoma…the risk doubles, on average, with more than five sunburns). Applying sunscreen every day ensures you’re protected from accidental exposure.

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Keep Your Sunscreen Next To Your Toothpaste: 30-Day Healthy Skin ChallengeFeatured

Repeat to self: sunscreen every day, all year round.

Sunscreen is a daily necessity.
This may be the single most important skin tip you ever learn: wear sunscreen every single day, whether you’re spending the day indoors or outdoors, and all year round. Like brushing your teeth…just do it every day.
Sunscreen is arguably the single most important thing you can do for your skin and overall health. It prevents skin cancer — which is deadly but is also one of the most preventable cancers. It prevents (and can even help lighten) dark spots — which come from the sun but also indoor lights like lamps and computer screens. And, it prevents photo-aging — wrinkles, sagging, fine lines.
For more on how sunscreen saves you from the sun, indoor light, skin cancer, and more, check out these articles: