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Your Low-Anxiety Guide to Summer Toxins

Forget Christmas—for many of us, summer is the most wonderful time of the year. Beach days, lazy cookouts, family time… what could go wrong? Just ask a neurotic (that’s me). Where some may delight in the faux-coconut smell of their suntan lotion, my mind is flashing “phthalates”! Foodies savor...

This Summer's Ultra-Protective Beachwear

Going to the beach just isn’t as simple as it used to be. I grew up in the Coppertone era, when Johnson’s Baby Oil and Hawaiian Tropic were the only alternatives, meant to “enhance” the tanning process, not prevent it. When I was a teenager, there was no sun protection factor (SPF); I had never...

How to Cure the Summertime Acne Blues

For many, acne is like the plague—it shows no mercy. And as summer heats up, you may see your breakouts worsen. “UV rays from the sun stimulate oil production and thicken the outer layer of your skin, leading to blocked pores and an increase in breakouts,” says David E. Bank, MD, assistant...

How to Get Your Arms Ready for Summer: No Exercise Required

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