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Ultraviolet

Shanghai dining in the dark

You can usually tell when the TripAdviser ‘reviewer’ is a little closer to their subject than might be considered objective. Who except someone associated with the outlet would wax lyrical for paragraphs with mind-numbing detail instead of just saying whether the food and service was good or not?

Wednesday, 10 October, 2012, 10:31am

Shorts: strawberries

This summer, why not slather on some strawberries instead? A new study shows that the fruit could protect skin cells against the harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation.

14 Aug 2012 - 1:08pm

Train wrecks

Olympic athletes are usually the picture of health and well-being. But as a recent research paper published in the journal Sports Medicine notes, extensive training and environmental conditions can result in significant skin problems.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:05pm

Be cool and stay safe

One of the ways to improve protection of homes during the summer - whether from seasonal typhoons or strong ultraviolet (UV) light - is by the use of window films.

They are easy to install and recommended by many architects.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:54pm

This week we test: sunscreen spray

Going to the beach is always fun, but the pain of sunburn is not. Spray sunscreens are as effective as creams, but easier to apply - just remember, you should still rub the product in.

8/10

Banana Boat Banana Boat Ultra Protect Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 (HK$110/ 175ml)

15 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Too much sun results in RNA damage to your skin cells

We are reminded time and time again of how much sunburn hurts. But what exactly happens during this reddish and painful experience?

10 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

WOW Factor

Natural protection

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Burned out

Coming from sun-drenched Arizona in the United States, banker David Ratliff loved running and playing golf under the sun. At age 23, he found a big mole on his back and was diagnosed with melanoma. He had surgery to have the mole and a large piece of surrounding skin removed. Six months later, he felt swelling under both armpits and all his nymph nodes in that area had to be removed.

12 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

This week we test: sunscreen

Sunscreen with UVA and UVB filters protects your skin from harmful rays. It is crucial on bright days, but also when it's grey - the sun's rays can penetrate even the thickest clouds.

Skinfood GoldKiwi Sun Cream SPF 50+ PA+++ (HK$175/50g)

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

Let's make up

One of the biggest leaps from girl to womanhood is the first taste of make-up. But for those who have already tried, you will know that putting the stuff on is not easy; it's a matter of science. Our junior reporters attended a make-up masterclass, conducted by top make-up artists from Giorgio Armani. Check out what they learned ...

Don't neglect your skin

6 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

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