Posts tagged "sun"

10 Spots You Forget To Put Sunscreen, Ranked By How Much You’ll Hate Yourself When It Burns

Summer may be drawing to a close, but there’s still plenty of time left for the sun to burn evil, wrathful holes through the top layer of your skin. Anyone who’s had a shitty sunburn can tell you how much it sucks, but some body parts definitely get it worse than others. Here are the…

The Gloss / September 2, 2014

9 Things You Need To Know About The Sun And Your Skin This Summer

It’s beach season! Yay! That means that when I went to the beach last week I got sun poisoning, just like every year. Boooooo.
The whole concept of “sun poisoning” is baffling to me. Human beings have been living, hunting, farming, working, traveling, and just sort of existing in sunlight for our entire existence.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 5, 2014

5 Reasons Why Sunshine Is The New Wonderdrug

The sun gets such a bad rap, you know? And it’s really not fair, when you think about it. I mean, consider what the big fireball can do (wrinkles andskin cancer and bleached-out highlights not withstanding)! The sun sustains life on this planet.In about a billion different ways, some of which we’re still discovering. Perfect example: Researchers recently found that high doses of…

The Stir / September 5, 2012

This Is Your Face On Sun

You’d think the picture of this 69-year-old man had somehow been digitally altered, but no. This is an actual guy, who shows signs of extreme aging and sun damage on one side of his face. That’s because he spent 28 years as a truck driver, exposing the left side of his face to the su…

Julie Gerstein / June 3, 2012

Makeup Bag: 10 Skin-Saving Sunscreens For The Face

I hate wearing sunscreen, which is particularly unfortunate when you consider that I have the whitest, most translucent, most easily burnt skin this side of hole in the ozone layer. I rarely sunbathe, given that as a mole creature I shrivel when exposed to sunlight, but I will admit to a few incidents when I…

Rachel Krause / March 22, 2012

How To Ward Off Dry Skin This Summer

If your hometown’s having the same nice, sunny weather we’ve been experiencing in New York City, you’re probably browning a bit and noticing a layer of dead skin dulling your complexion. Sadly, though the type of dryness changes, skin dehydration doesn’t disappear when humidity enters the picture. But because a lot of people don’t realize…

Lily Q / May 17, 2010

The Only Sun Hat You Will Need This Summer

We all know UV rays (the fake kind or the real deal) don’t do us any favors. Wrinkles are one thing, but, more distressingly, sun exposure ups our chances of getting skin cancer. What you might not have considered is how important hats can be when it comes to preventing sun damage. Allow me to…

Nina Carbone / August 10, 2009

Skin Cancer: Tanorexia Takes Its Toll

Summer is all about showing some skin while you’re having fun in the sun and tanning goes with the territory. Sadly, as well know, getting that bronze glow can also be life threatening. While fat roll tan lines, raccoon eyes from your sunglasses, or even the dreaded Oompa Loompa-like burn are cause for concern i…

Simcha / July 14, 2008