One-Third of Americans Don’t Use Sunscreen

Skin Protection From the Sun Not a Priority for Many
By RADHA CHITALE, ABC News Medical Unit

Think you have sun smarts? Maybe, but it doesn’t help if you don’t use them. Americans may be too complacent about using sunscreen — properly or at all — according to a survey of 1,000 adults by the Consumer Reports National Research Center. In the survey, 31 percent of Americans reported not using sunscreen while 69 percent were occasional users.
Skin experts find that the results match patient attitudes toward sun protection that they see in practice.

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12 Most Embarassing Beauty Questions Answered

By Amy M. Keller

1. What causes foot odor?

Redbook Magazine LogoWhen the normal bacteria on your feet interact with moisture trapped in your socks and shoes, they emit stinky sulfurous byproducts, says Doris J. Day, M.D., an assistant professor of dermatology at New York University.

The fix: Since dry feet equals odor-free feet, wear absorbent cotton socks with shoes made from breathable materials, like canvas and leather, and sprinkle Zeasorb – an over-the-counter drying powder – into your shoes every morning. Three nights a week, pour a pot of tea made with several regular (not herbal) tea bags into a basin, then soak your feet for five to 10 minutes. The tannic acid in tea temporarily inhibits sweat production. See your doctor if your feet are also red, swollen or scaly to make sure a bacterial or fungal infection isn’t causing the smell.

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Elle Magazine: Face Fillers vs. Plastic Surgery

Elle Magazine LogoI want a more youthful complexion—what cosmetic procedure is right for me?
By Emily Hebert

Contrary to what you might assume, face fillers —Botox, Radiesse, Juvéderm, etc.—cost about the
same as a face-lift: “The pricing doesn’t come out to be that different,” says dermatologist Doris
Day, MD, author of Forget the Facelift: Turn Back the Clock with a Revolutionary Program for Ageless Skin. “With face fillers, you pay less at a time, but since the results aren’t lasting, your procedures will add up to about the same cost of a face-lift in the long run.”

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