Melanin might provide a little more protection against UV damage, but you're mistaken if you think the color of your skin exempts you from needing sun protection. Many women of color opt out of sunscreen because of the sticky white residue, which can make your skin look more gray than glowing. It feels lightweight, moisturizing, has a natural finish, and leaves absolutely no white cast or stickiness," Reddit user khaleesidee wrote recently.
Just in time for summer, Consumer Reports is stacking up sunscreens—and the results are surprisingly affordable.
Sunforgettable Total Protection Brush-on Shield SPF 50 ($69) is a mineral powder that makes applying SPF both easy and enjoyable.
Tracy Callahan, a mom of two, has faced multiple bouts of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. She hopes to motivate others to be sun smart so they won't have to face what she's been through.
Sun protection is up there with getting enough sleep, drinking enough water, and not setting yourself on fire with things that are absolutely essential for staying healthy — and beyond health, sun damage is one of the foremost causes of premature skin aging, so the need for SPF should appeal to your vain side, too. "Sunscreen products contain ingredients that help absorb UV rays and convert the sun's radiation into heat energy, which acts as a physical sunscreen that helps to deflect and scatter the rays before they penetrate the skin," a REN spokesperson explains. It's actually an acronym that stands for sun protection factor, which dermatologist Howard Murad (whose City Skin Age Defense SPF 50 is one of our absolute favorites) says refers to the "theoretical" amount of time after application that you could stay in the sun without getting sunburned.
Sephora just launched its Sun Safety Kit as part of its Sephora Favorites line and it includes products meant to protect and care for skin in the sun.
Sunshine & Glitter is a brand out of Miami (no surprise there) that makes highly glittery body lotion, sunscreen, lip gloss, and — get this — bug repellent! Don't you almost want to plan a camping trip with a bunch of serious Patagonia-type hikers just so you can show up covered head-to-toe in glitter bug repellent? Like what you see?
One of the most harmful skin-care misconceptions that just doesn’t want to die has to be those with darker complexions don’t need daily sun protection.
Mallory Lubbock, 26, from Iowa took to Facebook to share a series of images she took of her face that show her recent experience dealing with a cancer scare.
Some people forget to apply sunscreen all around the eye area and across the bridge of their nose, which puts them at risk for skin cancer.
Beyoncé's colorist Rita Hazan has created a mist spray formulated with UV absorbers to prevent color from oxidizing and shifting into weird shades.
Medical innovators have developed a coating made of DNA that improves its ability to protect skin from harmful UV light the longer it’s exposed to the sun.
Skin care brands have gotten more advanced and inclusive, with formulations of sunscreens that sing "now you see me, now you don't" on dark skin.
Summer is finally here, which means that all signs are pointing toward carefree living. However, the one thing that cannot be neglected in the upcoming months is the use of SPF. The damaging effects of the sun are often talked about, but the amount of people that work to protect themselves from it are still lacking.
David E. Fisher, MD, PhD, and his team at Massachusetts General Hospital set out to tan skin while combating the risk of cancers and aging that can result from sun exposure — and it looks as if they’re well on their way. As a follow-up to a study released in 2006, Fisher and his team just came out with findings of an ingredient that may be applied topically to darken the appearance of human skin in a way that mimics the natural tanning process. Yahoo Beauty spoke with Dr. Fisher about the reasons why these findings are so important.
People tend to think about the eyes first when it comes to your physical appearance revealing your age. While it’s true that this is one of the most recognized areas of the face to show the signs of aging (we’re talking to you, crow’s feet), your lips could be giving your age away. As funny as that seems, there is now actually a lip age calculator that virtually detects how old your lips appear.
While doctors recommend getting mole checks in fall and winter, now’s the best time to keep a close eye on any changes in your skin.
If your crappy sunscreen is sabotaging your glow, here are 10 perfectly sheer, lightweight formulas that feel like nothing on your skin and mix flawlessly with makeup.