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The Beautiful Skin Blog — sunscreen

All your skincare questions in one place!

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How does my diet affect my skin? How often should I wash my face? What *really* causes acne? What cosmetic ingredients are good or bad? So many questions. You'll be happy to know we've answered these and many more in our awesome (if we do say so ourselves) Frequently-Asked-Questions article: The clean and healthy face: Your ultimate skincare FAQ. It's fun and easy to read – plus we've organized it so you can quickly find the answers to your most pressing skincare issues!

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Healthy skin tip #5: Use fewer products

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Between skincare and makeup, women report using quite a few products – for many people it's 20 or more. Though it seems like each product zeros in on a specific function, doctors and dermatologists agree that less is actually more. For one thing, lots of very specific products don't deliver huge benefits. And for another, using more and more products just raises your chances of allergic reactions and mystery ingredients. So here's the tip: Cut back on product overload. Keep it simple! Professionals in this New York Times article and this more recent one from More magazine  all recommend no...

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Healthy skin tip #3: Shield from the sun!

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Sunshine is awesome – it lightens the mood and (in moderation) helps your body produce vitamin D.

But as with almost any good thing, you can get too much sunshine. And that's not good for your skin.

UV rays from the sun are a form of radiation. Sunburn is thing that should give us a clear sign our skin doesn't handle overexposure very well. But smaller amounts of UV exposure over the long-term also add up. UV radiation weakens the skin's immune system, which can contribute to the development of melanoma and other types of skin cancer.

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