You’re not apply sunscreen right, scientist warn
People are putting themselves at risk by applying sunscreen too thinly, according to a new study. Research has found that rubbing the lotion on incorrectly can mean it provides less than half the expected degree of protection – no matter what SPF you use. Basically, more is better when it comes to sunscreen. So here is a reminder on how to apply it: SPF ratings are based on the assumption that a 2mg blob will cover 1 sq cm of skin. That means you should apply at least six f
Report: Gel Manicures Can Increase Skin Cancer Risk
They may look nice and last for days without chipping, but doctors are warning that gel manicures could increase your cancer risk. It's not the nail polish itself, but the ultraviolet lights used to help set the manicure. The American Academy of Dermatology says regularly exposing your hands to the UV light can cause melanoma. A woman who lives near Chicago just recently claimed the UV lamps at the nail salon gave her cancer. Karoline Jasko says she was diagnosed with melano
A Mom’s Viral Sunburn Hack Works… but there’s a But!
Are you one of the hundreds of thousands who has seen the June 22 post from a Texas mom? Cindie Allen-Stewart shared her decades-old family secret on Facebook hoping to help some friends who, like her, are prone to sunburn despite using sunscreen. The “miracle” trick to sooth sunburn is shaving cream! Allen-Stewart say to apply menthol foam shaving cream on the burned area and then just sit. After about 30 minutes, the area covered by shaving cream may start to feel cold a
6 Tips to Prevent Flares of Eczema
What can you do to prevent flares of eczema during the summer months? Here are some useful tips: 1. Maintain a cool and comfortable temperature indoors. The preferred temperature is about 65 degrees Fahrenheit. 2. Avoid outdoor activities from 10 am to 2 pm, when the sun is most intense. Also, it is usually the hottest time of the day. 3. Drink plenty of cold water; stay cool under shade. 4. Wipe away any accumulation of sweat with gentle paper wipes or a towel