The Difference Between Mineral and Chemical Sunscreen

Other experts fall somewhere in the middle, recommending some chemical filters but not others. “In my personal opinion, I recommend avoiding oxybenzone, not only due to absorption concerns, but also due to its high rates of allergic reactions,” Dr. Shah shares. “Otherwise, I continue to recommend the other approved chemical sunscreens like avobenzone and octocrylene.” … Read more

“Disorganized Attachment” Is TikTok’s Most Misunderstood Attachment Style

“An attachment style isn’t a medical or mental health diagnosis,” says Dr. Abrams. “It is helpful information about a set of patterns someone may display, and understanding this and working with it can be best accomplished through work with a therapist who uses attachment theory in their clinical work.” According to the psychoanalytical theory, these … Read more

Why Your Fitness Tracker Is Giving You a Rash and How to Avoid Future Skin Irritation

“Those materials are more occlusive to the skin,” Dr. Sadeghpour confirms, meaning they lead to the skin being covered by an impermeable film or substance. But since most major fitness tracker makers use similar materials, don’t expect a huge change by switching brands. “Some people will say, ‘Maybe I’ll just try a different brand,’” Dr. … Read more

How to Start Meditating at Home — and Actually Stick to It

To help keep your breath steady, picture a balloon inflating and deflating with each inhale and exhale. A tool on the Calm app called the “Breathe Bubble” gives you a visual to follow; the bubble’s speed is adjustable. “It supports people to [help them] easily breathe in, hold, and breathe out at a pace that … Read more

Korean Skin Care for Acne Is Completely Different Than America’s Approach | Expert Insight

[Ed note: For those unaware, Korea has a universal, single-payer healthcare system, and in-office treatments are far more affordable than they are in America.] Skin-Deep Treatments About five years ago, skin-care technology started to advance, and acne patients started adding laser treatments and radiofrequency-charged microneedling to their weekly visits, Dr. Ban says. Gold photothermal therapy … Read more