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Unlock the Sunblock: 7 Sunscreen Questions Answered

We asked Dr. Clare Foss, a high altitude skin care expert, for the do’s and don’ts of sunscreen and skin safety—whether it's at the beach or on the slopes.

Why Wear It?

No matter your beliefs about the state of our ozone, one thing is certain: It does not shield you from the sun’s harmful rays. Your safest option is wearing clothing that doesn’t expose skin, such as pants, long-sleeves, and wide-brim hats. However, that isn’t always practical. Cue the Coppertone. Wearing sunscreen will decrease your risk of developing skin cancer, slow the aging process to prevent, and protect your skin to improve its overall appearance.

Stuff We Like: Beyond Coastal Face Stick

Protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays and nasty sunscreen chemicals.

Sunscreen is not sexy stuff, but then neither are raccoon eyes or skin lesions. A good sunblock can save you from ugly tan lines and potentially deadly skin cancer.

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