Sunscreen Tips and Facts
Sunscreen Label Changes
Before you buy that new sunscreen, take a look at the label changes. Dr. Marmur answers some of our questions about what's new and what to look for.
Active Sunscreen Ingredients
Take a look at your sunscreen ingredients - do you know what they are? Learn about common active sunscreen ingredients, from chemical UV absorbers to physical UV blockers.
Sun Safety Tips for Pre-Teens and Teens
Around age 10, parents lose the ability to consistently apply and reapply a child's sunscreen. With increased freedom comes longer lengths of time they are away from mom and dad. It's so important that children learn sun safety facts. One blistering sunburn drastically increases skin cancer rates.
Reader Q&A - I Don't Believe You When You Say Tan Skin Is Skin Damage
A reader writes in, "I don't believe you when you say my sun tan is skin damage!" See what my response was to him.
UVA and UVB Rays
While we've all heard of UVA and UVB rays, many people might not know the difference between the UVA and UVB rays. In order to protect your skin from the sun, it's important to learn about both UVA rays and UVB rays and what each type of ray can do to your skin.
Sunscreen Safety - When Should I Replace The Bottle?
Do you know the facts when it comes to sunscreen safety? See if it's safe to use last year's sunscreen or if you should invest in a new bottle of sunscreen.
Get Sunburn Relief
Playing in the sun isn't fun when it results in a sunburn. Get much needed sunburn relief with these steps.
Is a Higher SPF Level the Best Option in Sunscreen?
Sunscreen has SPF ranging from 8 all the way up to 70. Does the higher rating mean better protection?
Tanning Booth Facts
Before you lie down in the tanning booth, read the facts.
Vitamin D from the Sun
As we all become more conscious of the sun and sunscreen, some wonder if we really can get enough vitamin D from the sun if we wear sunscreen. As someone who has been diagnosed with severe vitamin D deficiency, let me share with you what I know about getting vitamin D from the sun while protecting your skin from skin cancers.
Best Sunscreen - Readers Share their Favorite Sunscreen Picks
Looking for the best sunscreen? Come see what sunscreen other readers love. And while you're at it, share your favorite.
Skin Care Q&A - Is the SPF in My Foundation Enough Coverage?
A reader asks, "My foundation has SPF 15 so can I assume I'm covered with it comes to sunscreen?" See what we say.
FDA Makes New Sunscreen Label Changes
Are you confused when you look at the bottle after bottle of sunscreen wondering which one is best? How high should your SPF level be? Is it really waterproof? How long will it protect my skin? Will it protect against skin cancer? You're not alone and the FDA is making it easier for you to shop for the best sunscreen. Starting in 2012, look for...
Do I Really Need to Apply More Sunscreen Every 2 Hours?
A reader writes in a question about sunscreen coverage. Why do you recommend applying every 1 1/2 to 2 hours if the SPF calculations don't add up that way. See why we recommend to apply sunscreen every 1 1/2 to 2 hours.