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Is More Sun Exposure Healthier for Our Skin?

Author's note (6/19/2014): This article is a rewritten version of the one published on June 14, 2014. The media adviser for SunSmart at Cancer Council Victoria reached out to let me know that the Naut…

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Skin 101: Why Do We Have It, Really?

How much would our skin weigh if we weren't wearing it? Watch this video to learn the answer, and more. You'll be surprised at what you don't know about our body's biggest organ.…

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How Do Age Spots Form?

Age spots take awhile to form, which means they often show up on older people. Why do they appear at all? Finding out why will help you avoid their presence years from now.…

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Darker Skin? More Vitamin D, Please!

For most people, only 10-20 minutes of direct sun exposure is needed to get the daily amount of vitamin D. A simple walk around the block or a lunch outside is enough to get the job done. But did you …

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Well, it is interesting and will definitely give it a go, but since one does´t swish around mo…

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A study with SEVEN participants, wow!