The Best Ways to Treat Peeling Sunburn

First… you should always wear sunscreen and avoid getting a sunburn at all costs. But we are realistic and understand that sometimes it happens. Here are the best ways to treat peeling sunburn. The burn itself – that sore red or pink tinge to your skin – can show up just a couple of hours after you’ve been exposed to the sun. The sun sparks a cascade of chemical reactions starting in the pigment-forming cells called melanocytes. They produce more pigment and that sits like an umbrella over your skin cells to protect the DNA from further sun damage. The color and sting of sunburn go away in three to 10 days, sometimes to be replaced by peeling. Skin cells are always dying and coming off

Consumer Reports Reveals Best Sunscreens for 2018: What Really Works?

Consumer Reports has released its annual report on the best sunscreens to lather up with this upcoming summer season -- rating top brands and breaking down everything from the basic recommendations for application amount and SPF level to words to look out for on labels and environmental concerns. The company tested sunscreens labeled SPF 30 or higher and had claims of water resistance for 80 minutes. "Recommended products scored 81 or higher overall and received Excellent or Very Good scores for UVA and UVB protection and variation from SPF," the report says. Here are the top 4 sunscreen lotions based on Consumer Reports' findings. 1. La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Melt-In Sunscreen Milk, $36

The ABCDE’s of Skin Cancer - Moles or Melanoma Recognition

It’s important to check your skin for suspicious moles once a month. Self-exams can help identify potential skin cancer early, when they can almost always be cured. This is why learning the ABCDE’s for skin cancer and moles is so important. This system provides an easy way to recognize moles and growths that might be cancerous. A – Asymmetry Normal moles or freckles are completely symmetrical. If you were to draw a line through a normal spot, you would have two symmetrical halves. In cases of skin cancer, spots don't look the same on both sides. B – Border A mole or spot with blurry and/or jagged edges. C – Color A mole that is more than one hue is suspicious and needs to be evaluated by

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