Texas School District Bans Sunscreen as a 'Toxic Substance'

No kid wants to wear sunscreen, because kids can barely grasp the concept of college, much less skin cancer. Hence the endless, heroic struggle of parents to prevent sunburns. Not helping, though: One Texas school has banned the stuff as a "toxic substance." » 6/06/14 6:40pm 6/06/14 6:40pm

Forget to Wear Sunscreen When It's Cloudy? Now There's Cloudscreen

Do you wear sunscreen everyday? Do you say you wear sunscreen everyday, but actually just smear on some SPF 15 moisturizer once in the morning and then fail to reapply after a few hours? And do you even think about sunscreen when it's cloudy outside? » 5/30/14 2:00pm 5/30/14 2:00pm

Sunscreen Stops Time From Stomping All Over Your Face

You know how you're told to wear sunscreen all the time or else you'll turn into the Crypt Keeper's great grandma by the time you're 35? And then you're all WHATEVER I'M DRUNK? Turns out, you reallllly shoulda been listening, because sunscreen is the closest thing we have to Tuck Everlasting. » 6/04/13 11:30pm 6/04/13 11:30pm

Four Healthy Habits You'll Kick Yourself for Ignoring Now

We all know our health is important, but we often neglect some of the little stuff that comes back to bite us later. Here are four of the simplest and cheapest things you can do now to make your future self happier and healthier. » 5/30/13 10:02pm 5/30/13 10:02pm

The FDA Is Limiting Your Access to the World's Best Sunscreen

Ah, Europe. Not only does it get the fancy old castles, the Eurovision competition and Louis Garrel, but now it has the world's best sunscreen, too. Just how good is this white gold? So good that Americans are eschewing U.S. brands like Coppertone (that chubby naked baby couldn't rule forever) and instead having… » 5/28/13 11:20am 5/28/13 11:20am

How Sunscreen Works (And Why You're Wrong About It)

Your skin shouldn't look like a package of pork cracklins after spending the day outdoors; that's why we invented sunscreen. However, there's a right way and a wrong way to slather on your protection—screw it up and you could get burned. » 5/21/13 3:42pm 5/21/13 3:42pm

Oh Crap, Those Fancy Gel Manicures Might Be Bad for You

You know those Shellac and GelColor manicures that everyone is getting? The ones that don't chip for weeks and look all shiny? Yeah, well, they might give you cancer. Of course, the air you're breathing is probably also giving you cancer. So should you freak out about this or continue your gel manicure habit? Depends. » 3/06/12 10:40am 3/06/12 10:40am

Worth It: A Sunscreen That Won't Shine

Much unlike many a magazine editor who recommends you buy all sorts of crap that they most likely got for free, your Jezebel staff doesn't get jack shit (other than books, unsolicited). And that's how it should be. But on our own time, in our personal lives, we still buy stuff. So this is Worth It, our daily… » 9/15/11 4:55pm 9/15/11 4:55pm

The Sunscreen Pill?

Fresh on the heels of a possible skin implant that would allow us to get bronzed without actually going in the sun, scientists from King's College London are working on a pill that would replace sunscreen, and they say it could be available within five years. Coral produces natural sunscreen that prevents sun damage… » 8/31/11 9:30am 8/31/11 9:30am

After 33 Years, FDA Finally Dives Into The Sunscreen Thing

From women's magazines to graduation-themed novelty songs, we're constantly advised to wear sunscreen — yet exactly what type we should buy has always been a bit confusing. In 1978, the government decided it should regulate sunscreens — but the FDA only got around to issuing new rules yesterday. » 6/15/11 12:40pm 6/15/11 12:40pm