This Is The Most Important Beauty Product You'll Need This Summer

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 05.27.2016 | Canada Style

Three letters: SPF.

Doctor's Tips For Skin Cancer Prevention And Screening

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 05.13.2016 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer. It forms when the DNA of your skin is harmed, doesn't repair itself and instead mutates to form cancerous cells. Melanomas often look like moles, or develop from existing moles. It can spread from the skin to other parts of the body.

Easy Ways To Improve Your Health With Nature

Dr. Alison Chen, ND | Posted 05.12.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Alison Chen, ND

Whether climbing a mountainous terrain, swimming in a serine lake, or catching a glorious sunset, being in nature fosters well-being in infinite ways, including balancing our nervous system, impacting cardiovascular health, and influencing our mood.

No, It's Not 'Just' Skin Cancer

Natalie Richardson | Posted 04.08.2016 | Canada Living
Natalie Richardson

Growing up, we never talked about the importance of sun protection. We ran and played outside, without even thinking about applying sunscreen. Had I known that ignorance would lead to a stage 3b metastatic melanoma diagnosis in my mid-30s, I would've done things a lot differently.

6 Tips To Manage Winter Skin Itch

Julia Carroll | Posted 02.22.2016 | Canada Living
Julia Carroll

No matter how old you are, everyone experiences winter itch at some point in their life. Most of us experience flaky, itchy, dry skin when the temperature drops and the air dries.

Parents Claim Jessica Alba's Honest Sunscreen Didn't Protect Their Kids

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 07.31.2015 | Canada Parents

Jessica Alba's company Honest has been receiving complaints from parents about its sunscreen. The moms and dads are claiming that they and their child...

Cool New Invention Could Stop Sunburns

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.21.2015 | Canada Business

WATERLOO, Ont. - Even when Rachel Pautler slathered on handfuls of sunscreen she still got burnt at the beach.Being fair-skinned certainly has its set...

Heal the Burn: How Nutrition Affects Sun Protection

Kristin Wiens | Posted 07.12.2015 | Canada Living
Kristin Wiens

While complete sun abstinence is unlikely for most of us, sun "awareness" and proper sunscreen use are the most important things you can do to prevent sunburns and reduce your risk of skin cancer. There is growing evidence that the foods you consume may influence risk and offer some protection.

7 Tips for a Safe and Kid-friendly Summer

Amitha Kalaichandran | Posted 06.18.2015 | Canada Parents
Amitha Kalaichandran

Summer is the season where accidents, particularly in children, are more frequent. Many of these accidents can be prevented and a number of pediatric advocacy groups and children's hospitals have created information around prevention strategies.

Try This Natural Approach to Sun Protection

Andrea Sarjeant | Posted 05.27.2016 | Canada Living
Andrea Sarjeant

There are plenty of new sunscreen products on the market today and we're using them more than ever before. But with all the incidences of skin cancer, clearly something is wrong with the way we're getting our sun exposure. Here are three concepts to understand before you step outside into the sun.

These Aren't Your Average Sunscreens

The Huffington Post Canada | Madelyn Chung | Posted 05.07.2015 | Canada Style

Gone are the days when our parents attempted to slather thick, heavy lotions all over our body that had a weird scent and left a white residue.

Yet Another Reason to Stay in the Shade on Vacation

Angie Campanelli | Posted 04.11.2015 | Canada Travel
Angie Campanelli

For the second time in 10 months, I vacationed to a hot, sunny, gorgeous place only to return to the dead of winter, pasty pale. My, how times have changed. When it comes down to it, you can buy 'tan in a can' or get a spray tan any time, but you can't buy time with your family.

Can You Get A Sunburn From Driving? You Have To See This

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.23.2014 | Canada Living

You've already been told how important it is to wear your SPF when you hit the beach or go out for a run, but did you ever consider wearing sunscreen ...

No, Your Sunscreen Is Not Giving You Cancer

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.10.2014 | Canada Living

There are times when the Internet is awesome, like when it brings you videos of tiny hedgehog birthday parties or is part of a revolution to change be...

Summer's Here, So Practice Safe Sun

Dr. Meghan Walker | Posted 08.17.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Meghan Walker

Sun exposure is no joke. It is not to be taken lightly. Tanning salons and oils irk me with the same intensity as marketing fast food to children. Since 1970, the incidence of Melanoma has nearly tripled, while most other cancers are in retreat. Here is a breakdown of what you should know.

SavvyMom Roundup: The Royal Baby, the 7-Minute Workout and More

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 09.23.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

It's no surprise that the royal baby tops my list--I will admit to being as excited as anyone when that baby was safely born. But what I can't help but think about is the pressure for Kate to emerge from the hospital and show off baby George, which she and Prince William did so graciously.

10 Places You Should NEVER Forget To Apply Sunscreen

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada Living

Hot, humid weather is here and while most people's skin is sensitive to sun damage, the most common spots for sunburns are the places we forget to app...

A Skincare Guide for Safer Fun in the Sun

Kendra Hagerman | Posted 08.20.2013 | Canada Style
Kendra Hagerman

Protective and preventative beauty products may not be as glamorous as creamy lipsticks or glossy polishes, but they are a skincare staple for fun in the sun. For the best results, look after your skin from sunscreen application to after sun care, and choose products that work with your skin type.

12 Things You Should Know Before Buying Sunscreen

The Huffington Post Canada | Terri Coles | Posted 06.21.2013 | Canada Living

The official start of summer is coming up quickly, and the mercury is rising accordingly. What's also rising is the UV index, which measures the stren...

Is Your Sunscreen Causing Cancer?

Dr Mike Hart | Posted 08.07.2013 | Canada Living
Dr Mike Hart

The majority of sunscreens on the market today are more harmful than beneficial. Sunscreens are designed to decrease your risk of skin cancer and allow you to enjoy the sun without worry. Unfortunately, most modern day sunscreens may increase your risk of cancer and disrupt the functioning of your hormones.

How Olympic Skiers Protect Their Skin on the Slopes

Erika Katz | Posted 01.15.2013 | Canada Style
Erika Katz

Olympic Skier, Julia Mancuso, is on the slopes every day. While temperatures may be low on the mountain, the sun's rays are still super strong. So, she has teamed up with the Spot Skin Cancer Campaign to help prevent and detect skin cancer early on. Here are some of her winter skin care tips for the slopes.

Sunscreen Myths: Turns Out You Don't Need To Reapply Sunscreen Daily

The Huffington Post Canada | Karen Kwan | Posted 09.06.2012 | Canada Style

We know we have to wear sunscreen daily, that tanning beds are bad for us, etc., etc. But when it comes to sunscreen specifics -- especially in terms ...

What Is The Number One Essential For Perfect Skin? | Posted 09.06.2012 | Canada Style

The Kit Want to know how celebrities keep their skin looking so flawless? Well, behind all that makeup is usually lovely skin achieved through regu...

SavvyMom Roundup: Magic Mike, Bad Coach and the Boyfriend Pillow

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 09.06.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

The most compelling subject line from a press release I have received -- ever (keep in mind that I am a parenting editor so the stuff doesn't usually get that racy) -- was this: "Sunscreen Can Stunt Penis Growth in Boys --Yes, It's True According to Dr. Martha Howard." I haven't done the research to enquire if there is any basis for this claim, but I did want to share the fact that this is the latest in our world of everything-is-bad-for-your-kids these days.

Is Your Sunscreen Doing More Harm Than Good?

Erika Katz | Posted 08.15.2012 | Canada Living
Erika Katz

There are so many sunscreens on the market with SPF's going as high as 100. It's hard to know which are protecting your skin and which are really just loading it with harmful chemicals that are being absorbed into the blood stream. So, I wanted to give you some quick facts to help you pick the right sunscreen.