Sunscreen protects from skin cancer, burning and from the sun’s ageing effects.
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Whenever summer rolls around, it's easy to forget the basics of sunscreen. How long should I wait after applying it to go in the sun, and how long can I stay in the sun with it on?
It’s all about evolution.
Animals that evolved in cold parts of the world usually have lighter skin. If a light-skinned animal has blood vessels close to the surface of their ear skin, this will make the ears look pink.
Pores are self-cleaning, so you don’t need to rip out or scrub off their contents.
Many of us would have seen, if not tried, various products claiming to clean the dirt out of our pores. But do we need to?
She knows her lines.
The actress knows it's not all about creams.
Albinism is an inherited condition that affects the pigment of the eyes, hair and skin.
Tanzania has one of the highest rates of albinism in the world. The media in the country has an important role to play in protecting them from harm.
Don’t skimp on the SPF.
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Energy from the sun's rays can cause skin damage and cancers. Sunscreens can absorb or reflect the dangerous UV light. Here's how it works.
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry walks off the court after a game against the Denver Nuggets in February.
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To white Americans, the idea that skin color and toughness go hand-in-hand might seem odd. But in the black community, it's a big deal.
The female body should maintain warmth better than the male, but this doesn’t seem to be the case.
Think twice before copying Tyson’s tattoo.
Copyright and trademark law mean that the body art inked into your skin may leave you open to an infringement lawsuit.
Low humidity and windy environments accelerate water loss through the skin.
Our skin is a water-containing barrier that protects us from our environment.
Glowing with health.
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Our faces give away far more just our mood.
After years of plastic surgery and progressive skin-bleaching, Lil' Kim is not black any more.
Mirror, mirror …
Face transplants are one of the great leaps forward of 21st-century medicine. But soon they may not be necessary.
Why does some kind of light touch make us want to scratch?
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Scientists have long struggled to explain what actually causes the sensation of itching – now we know what to blame.
We’ll soon have you fighting those Klingons again.
A handheld ultrasound device could cut wound recovery times by 30% by reawakening the body's natural healing powers.
Creams and lotions can’t prevent stretch marks but may help them fade.
Most women get them. Some men get them. Few people welcome them. Stretch marks, or stria distensae, are scars that appear when the skin is stretched beyond its elastic limit.
Men generally have more grey hairs than women.
Most of us find our first "greys" by the time we turn 30, usually at the temples, then later, across the scalp.
If you’re at high risk of skin cancer, check your skin regularly.
The earlier you find a cancerous mole, the easier the treatment and the better the outcomes. But it’s not easy distinguishing between harmless, benign moles and those that warrant further attention. In…
Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating affects around 3% of the population.
Everybody sweats, some more than others. It’s a physiological reaction to heat and the body’s mechanism to regulate core temperate. Individual sweat rates vary and are influenced by factors such as ambient…
Adult acne is very common and usually affects women women in their 20s, 30s and 40s.
You may have battled blemishes in your teens, or made it through puberty and early adulthood with relatively clear skin, but it always feels particularly unlucky contending with zits in adulthood. Adult…