Topic: sunscreen

Sunscreen Studies Show That Teens Are Too Cool For Cancer, But Too Superficial For Wrinkles

Sunscreen Studies Show That Teens Are Too Cool For Cancer, But Too Superficial For Wrinkles

A new study recently published in The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology is suggesting that teenagers are more concerned with what they look like than whether or not they get cancer. Uhhh-doyyyy. I’m not a doctor, but I was a teenager just a few years ago and I’m pretty sure that the part of the brain that gives any fucks about real threats of mortality is not even close to being developed in teenage years, though the part of the brain that wants to stay young and beautiful forever is at full force. Teenagers drive too fast and behave recklessly because they don’t even care if they’re going to die as long as they make a sexy baby-faced corpse. More »

7 Products For Treating That Nasty Sunburn

7 Products For Treating That Nasty Sunburn

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I’ve been talking so much about sunscreen and protecting yourself when you’re outside, which you most definitely should do (seriously, wear your SPF). But sometimes, things happen. You go in the pool and forget to reapply. Or you’re running around outside all sweaty and think that SPF 20 you put on in the AM will still protect you. More »

Safe Sunscreen: The Top 3 Things To Look For

Safe Sunscreen: The Top 3 Things To Look For

Sunscreen used to seem simple; not anymore. Turns out that some of the very stuff you slather on to protect yourself could actually up your cancer risk; higher SPF doesn’t necessarily mean more protection; and protecting against UVB rays alone isn’t enough (not for warding off skin cancer or warding off wrinkles). So what should you be looking for in a sunscreen? It mostly comes down to these three things More »

So Your Scalp Is Red: 5 Beauty Tips for Sunburned Skin

So Your Scalp Is Red: 5 Beauty Tips for Sunburned Skin

Did you spend Labor Day at the pool or at the beach? I did, but as a fair-skinned individual I made a crucial mistake while snorkeling: not putting suncsreen on my head. As a result, I now have a bright red scalp that burns like hell. What can you do if the top of your head is sunburned – besides investing in hats, of course? These five tips will help you on your way toward recovery. More »

Bring Back The Trend: Parasols

Bring Back The Trend: Parasols

Last week, when editor-in-chief Jennifer Wright and I were figuring out content for the now-current theme week, we were listing off dozens of trends that have been relegated to memory: acid washed jeans, shoulder pads, bell bottoms. In doing so, I realized all trends were objectionable. Which left it very difficult for me to write about a trend I’d like to see revived. More »

Party Favors: Little Castles For Spoiled Children

Party Favors: Little Castles For Spoiled Children

Ridiculously posh/design-y playhouses for kids. -ShelterPop

All the expensive lingerie we wish we could justify buying. -The Frisky

When we question the credibility of rape accusers. -DoubleX

The science of sunscreen. -The Hairpin

An open letter to my rebound guy. -College Candy

When does the age gap go too far? -YourTango

Maximize the beauty/skin effects of food. -YouBeauty

Necessary: 3 easy (and crucial) summer buns for this heat wave. -Refinery29

Affordable and lovely neutral nails. -Birchbox

Drew Barrymore is summer in an outfit (shorts, stripes and bright shoes). -The Budget Babe

But there’s also maxi dresses, rompers, straw fedoras. -Betty Confidential

Versace has taken the online criticism over their denim processing to heart. -The High Low

This weekend, people took part in the world’s largest fashion show. -Styleite

Ready-To-Click: Where Makeup Is Mandatory

Ready-To-Click: Where Makeup Is Mandatory

Harrods saleswoman forced to quiet after refusing to wear makeup. -Styleite

Celebrities and girls in Brooklyn alike are all about crop tops right now. -Betty Confidential

House‘s Hugh Laurie is now the face of L’Oreal. -StyleList

Terrifying sidenote: pigeons never forget this. -Refinery29

A sunscreen cheatsheet, from easy application to sensitive skin. -Birchbox

Top 10 dorm essentials (you’ve never heard of). -College Candy

10 summer cocktail dresses. -The Frisky