Sun & Skin News

Get the Most Out of Your Sunscreen

We asked Elizabeth Buzney, MD, outpatient clinical director of the Department of Dermatology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and assistant professor of dermatology at Harvard Medical School, how to use sunscreen most effectively.

Can White Wine Increase Your Risk for Skin Cancer?

Recent studies have suggested some surprising things (not beaming from the center of our solar system) that might increase your risk for skin cancer. We delved into the research to help you assess whether you should be concerned — or not.

Sunscreen Safety

There’s a lot of information out there about sunscreen safety, and not all of it is reliable. We asked a top expert to address some common questions about sunscreens.

Men on the Hook

In the fight against skin cancer, men are way behind the women. What can we do to help those with the Y chromosome catch up?

Sun Protection and Vitamin D

You need sun protection as much as you need vitamin D. You can have both, without skin damage or nutritional deficiency. A dermatologist tells you how.

Never Too Early, Never Too Late

May is consistently ranked as Americans’ favorite month and at The Skin Cancer Foundation, we’re pretty big fans, too. The flowers are blooming, the temperatures are rising and, as naturalist Edwin Way Teale perfectly stated, all things truly do seem possible. It’s fitting that this month is also Skin Cancer Awareness Month,

Peak Performance Skin Care Tips

Athletes who compete in winter sports are no strangers to the effects of winter weather on the skin. From harsh sunburns (yes, you can still get those in frigid temperatures) to unpleasant windburns, winter poses several unique skin care challenges.

Making Your Sunscreen Work With Your Makeup

You’ve heard it time and time again: You must wear sunscreen every day to protect your skin from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays. But if you’re a makeup-obsessed girl like me, who doesn’t leave the house without foundation and mascara on at the very least, you’ve probably struggled to find a way to incorporate this skin-saving staple into your daily beauty routine.