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Why You Shouldn't Avoid the Sun Entirely

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For years now, even fairly conservative physicians have come to agree that a little bit of sun can be a good thing because it helps our bodies synthesize Vitamin D. Vitamin D may help protect us from autoimmune diseases such as Type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis. It may even fight against cancers, including, ironically skin cancer. In fact, a very low level of Vitamin D is a strong risk factor for melanoma. But the ideal amount of exposure remains controversial. Researchers at Stanford University feel that your body could convert enough Vitamin D from sunlight, even if...

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How Did Your Great Grandmother Take Care of Her Skin?

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An American woman in the 1920s and 30s might well have washed her face, morning and night, with the very...

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Bacteria That's Good for Your Skin

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Having a wide variety of microbes in your gut is a good thing. And probiotics — made up of billions...

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Aestheticians' Secrets for Flawless Skin

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We took a look at what several respected aestheticians believe leads to flawless skin. Some of their recommendations were unusual,...

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A Little Yoga for Your Skin

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Yoga reduces stress and improves digestion and circulation. When you’re relaxed and getting the most from a healthy diet —...

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