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Sun Care

Wondering how to reapply sunscreen over your makeup? Or if that viral new SPF really doesn't leave a white cast? You've come to the right place. Ahead, dermatologists answer all of your burning suncare questions.

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Yes, Sunburned Eyes Exist: Your Complete Guide to Photokeratitis

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Sunblock and Sunscreen Have Key Differences—We Asked Derms to Break Them Down

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Titanium Dioxide for Skin: Benefits and the Best Products

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Does Sunscreen Prevent You From Tanning?

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Octisalate for Skin: Benefits and How to Use

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Is Chemical Sunscreen Actually Bad for You? Derms Settle the Debate Once and For All

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What Kind of Sunscreen Is Best for Pregnant People?

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These 7 SPF Products Offer Next Level Skincare Benefits

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5 Derm-Approved Methods for Re-Applying SPF Over Makeup

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How to Achieve a Sun-Kissed Summer Tan at Home, According to an Expert

What to Know About the Possible Benzene Sunscreen Recall

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Oxybenzone Offers Sun Protection—At a Cost

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Urgent: There's a More Effective Way to Apply Your SPF

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Does Makeup With SPF Provide Adequate Sun Protection? We Investigate

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Serious Question—Do I Need to Wear Sunscreen Indoors?

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These Are the EltaMD Products Your Dermatologist Probably Uses

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Do You Get Vitamin D From Tanning Beds? 6 Tanning Myths Debunked

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How to Treat Your Sunspots and Prevent New Ones From Popping Up

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The Right Way to Use Sunscreen to Protect Your Baby From the Sun

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The 6 Best Sunscreens for Hands, According to Pros

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Ask a Derm: Is Octocrylene an Effective SPF Ingredient?

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Everything You Need to Know About Homosalate, Sunscreen's Hero Ingredient

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I Found This Drugstore "Watery Essence" Sunscreen in Japan—And I'm Head Over Heels

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This Sunscreen Serum Is Actually Enjoyable to Wear—And Makes My Skin Glow

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Here's Why You Should Never, Ever Use Baby Oil For Tanning

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Is Treating a Sunburn With Shaving Cream a Good Idea? We Asked Derms

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Derms Say People Always Make This Mistake When It Comes to Powder Sunscreen

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Serious Question: Is There a Tanning Oil That Isn't Bad for Your Skin?

Okay—Exactly How Bad Is It to Tan With Coconut Oil?

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How to Care For a Sunburned Scalp at Home, According to Derms

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Octinoxate Is in Many of Your Favorite Sunscreens—We Asked Derms to Explain Why

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Here's How to Prevent Hyperpigmentation in the Summer

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12 Vegan Sunscreens You'll Want to Add to Your Beach Bag (Immediately)

4 Sunscreen Ingredients You Should Absolutely Avoid (and What to Use Instead)

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I Asked for a UV Photo of My Skin, and the Results Were Shocking

Is Spray Tanning Bad For Your Health? Here's What You Need To Know
22 Sheer Sunscreens That Won't Leave Behind an Ashy Cast

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Mineral vs Chemical Sunscreen: Derms Explain the Difference

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Are Moisturizers With SPF Actually Effective?

How to Prevent (and Heal) Sun-Damaged Hair

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This Sleeper Product Gave Me My Dream Summer Skin

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3 Byrdie Editors on the Best Sun Care Products Available at CVS