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Freckles, Sunspots, or Melasma? Expert Weighs in on the Ultimate Guide to Hyperpigmentation: Types, Causes & What to do About it

Sep 035 min read

Freckles, Sunspots, or Melasma? Expert Weighs in on the Ultimate Guide to Hyperpigmentation: Types, Causes & What to do About it

Hyperpigmentation is a word that we become all-too-familiar with as we leave the carefree days of our youth behind us and start taking closer looks in the (magnifying) mirror in our late twenties and thirties. But the term hyperpigmentation itself gets thrown around a lot, and it really is an umbrella term that describes a whole range of skin pigmentation concerns. When you hear the word, you may think of a few freckles dusted across your nose or a blotchy patch on your grandmother’s hand - but the appearance and ultimate causes are not one and the same. So what is the difference between freckles, sun spots, and melasma? What causes sunspots in the first place, and will exfoliating remove them? Read on to find out.

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Sunburn 101 | The Ultimate Guide to Get Rid of a Sunburn and Peeling Skin

Sep 047 min read

Sunburn 101 | The Ultimate Guide to Get Rid of a Sunburn and Peeling Skin

The summer is here in the US, which means most of us spend more time outdoors, in the sun. Exposure to the sun during daily activities can cause sunburn, the skin's visible reaction to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Sunlight is the most common form of UV radiation, and it breaks down into three types of rays: UVA, UVB, and UVC. Unlike sunlight, which you can feel and see, UV radiation is less identifiable and can cause irreversible damage to the skin, such as blisters, burns, or premature aging, if not appropriately avoided. People who have fair skin, moles, or freckles, are most likely to develop sunburns through the summer, although it can happen to anyone at any time. It can damage your skin even on cool, cloudy days, from behind a window or through clothing.

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6 Tips For Perfect Skin On Your Next Tropical Holiday

Sep 044 min read

6 Tips For Perfect Skin On Your Next Tropical Holiday

Nothing looks better with a string bikini and a fruity frozen cocktail than smooth, tanned, radiant skin. Follow these 6 tips for perfect skin on your next tropical holiday.

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How To Relieve Sunburn Pain Instantly | The Ingredients That Work Better Than Aloe F

Sep 045 min read

How To Relieve Sunburn Pain Instantly | The Ingredients That Work Better Than Aloe F

You've spent a little too much time in the sun. Whether visiting a beach, hiking, working in the yard, or simply driving during a sunny day, we all know how it feels to be sunburnt. Sure, you can reach to the back of your bathroom cabinet for that tube of aloe gel that's been sitting back there for years, but we all know that aloe only soothes a fraction of the pain and uncomfortableness your skin feels from sunburn, and it's not actually doing much to halt the severe damage happening in the first few layers of your skin. So you may be asking yourself: does aloe actually help sunburn? Is there anything better than aloe for sunburn? What do I do if my sunburn won't go away? Or what relieves sunburn pain? 

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How Much Sunscreen Should You be Applying? Just Ask Mark Zuckerberg

Sep 024 min read

How Much Sunscreen Should You be Applying? Just Ask Mark Zuckerberg

Wrinkles, sunspots, and skin cancer are just a few of the many dangers that come with not protecting your skin regularly. Even in cold weather, you need to wear sunscreen every day to protect yourself from UV damage caused by the sun. But you may be wondering... does less sun exposure mean you need to apply sunscreen less frequently? Does more exposure to the sun mean you need a higher SPF? And how much sunscreen should you be wearing? 

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