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Does Sunscreen Really Block Vitamin D Production?

If this is your excuse for skipping SPF, prepare yourself—we asked a dermatologist for the final word.

Why More Tanning Means Less Vitamin D

The tanner you are, the less your skin absorbs the vitamin, according to a new study

Are There *Really* Health Benefits to Sunbathing?

A new study finds avoiding the sun is just as bad for your health as smoking. Here's why you shouldn't forget the importance of practicing safe sun just yet.

Can a Niacin Vitamin Help Lower Your Skin Cancer Risk?

An exciting new study shows how taking a form of B3 vitamin can prevent future skin cancers.

How One Trip to the Dermatologist Saved My Skin

My outlook on skincare will never be the same.

Your Skin Cancer Risk, Ranked By State

Sometimes, it's not about how often you're exposed to the sun.

Consuming Citrus Could Up Your Skin Cancer Risk

Headed to the beach? If you ate this for lunch, you may need to double up on the sunscreen.

Scary Medical Diagnoses Young Women Don't Expect

Learn the symptoms so you can protect yourself before serious health problems strike.

People Are Still Tanning Despite Rising Melanoma Rates

The rising rate of melanoma gives whole new meaning to a killer tan—but people still aren't protecting themselves from the sun.

Miami Beach Introduces Free Sunscreen Dispensers

Thanks to free sunscreen dispensers, the city may soon be ditching its reputation for bronzed, baked skin.

Ultraviolet Radiation Causes Skin Damage—Even When You're Indoors

Not only can sun damage happen during winter, but a new study suggests that your skin could be harmed hours after exposure.

Lululemon Bag Advises Not to Wear Sunscreen

The yoga-gear company is in hot water again, this time due to doling out questionable medical advice.

More Moles Could Mean Increased Breast Cancer Risk

New research says the number of spots on your skin correlates with your risk of the big C, but the reason may surprise you.

Consumer Reports Says Some Sunscreen SPF Claims Are Inaccurate

Consumer Reports says not every bottle can be trusted, but that’s no reason to skip your sun protection.

Can You Make Your Own Sunscreen?

At least one viral video suggests that sunblock can be whipped up in the kitchen. But does this concoction really work?

24 Gel Manicures Could Increase Skin Cancer Risk

Should you reconsider your salon habit?

7 Bad Beauty Habits You Need to Break

These 7 common practices are ruining your face and hair, making you look older!

How Often Do You Really Need to See the Doc?

A review of studies reveals more frequent health check-ups could be detrimental to your health.

3 Daily Must-Dos for Great-Looking Skin

How many skincare products do we really need anyway? To keep things simple, dermatologist Dr. Kavita Mariwalla shares her own three-step, daily skincare regimen.

10 Things You Don’t Know About Your Skin

From the right way to wash your face to the important product you're not using.

What You Need to Know About Tanorexia

If last week's media firestorm about the "tanning mom" and her daughter did anything good, it's that it brought to light a serious condition: tanorexia.

How Your Hairdresser Could Help Save Your Life

No one quite knows your head like your hairdresser does. And it just might save your life. According to a new study, your hairdresser — not your doctor — may be your best line of defense when it comes to checking for skin cancer.

Younger Looking Skin: How to Find the Best Dermatologist for You

These 5 simple steps take the guesswork out of getting great skin care for younger looking skin.

How to Spot Cancerous Moles

How to spot cancerous moles. Compare your moles to these photos of cancerous moles.