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Skin Care Tips

Give your skin a fresh start with tips from Rite Aid
on how to cleanse, hydrate and protect your skin.

The Best Skin Care Treatments for Any Age

By starting out with healthy habits in your 20s and adding
specific products that target your skin’s evolving needs as you get older, you can keep your skin protected, nourished and hydrated, no matter your age.

Always talk with your Rite Aid Pharmacist or dermatologist if new skin care products irritate your skin or if you have questions about which products may best fit your skin’s unique needs.

Making Sense
of Sun Screen

With so many sunscreens available, it's hard to know which one
to choose. Check out this list of helpful tips for finding the best skin protection products for you and your family.

Choosing the right sun screen is as easy as 1, 2, 3

Choose an SPF of
15 or higher.

The higher the SPF, the more protection it offers from damaging UVB rays

Always look for
broad-spectrum coverage.

Make sure your sunscreen has effective protection against both UVA and UVB light

Select a sunscreen that's
water-resistant

You'll stay protected even while you swim or sweat. But remember to reapply after 40 minutes in the water or after towel-drying


Look for the Seal

To be sure you are choosing safe and effective sun protection products, look for The Skin Cancer Foundation's Seal of Recommendation.

"Daily Use" products are designed to protect you from incidental sun exposure over short periods of time, which can happen during activities such as shopping and short drives. Examples are daily moisturizers, cosmetics, foundations, eye creams, and lip products—all of which must have an SPF of 15 or higher

"Active" products require an SPF of at least 30 and must be water-resistant. They are intended to protect you from extended sun exposure during recreational activities, such as outdoor sports, picnics, and pool parties. Examples include higher SPF products, sport sunscreens, and baby products


Map Your Way to Healthy Skin


The best prevention is early detection. Follow these simple step-by-step instructions from The Skin Cancer Foundation
for a thorough self-exam.

You'll need: bright light, a full-length and hand mirror, two chairs or stools, a blow dryer, body map, and pencil.

But first, you may have to map the changes, and we've made it easy with The Skin Cancer Foundation printable Body Mapping Chart.

1. Examine your face, especially your nose, lips, mouth, and ears — front and back. Use one or both mirrors for a clear view.

2.Thoroughly inspect your scalp, using a blow dryer and mirror to expose each section to view. Ask someone to help, if possible.

3. Check your hands carefully: palms and backs, between the fingers, and under the fingernails. Continue up the wrists to examine both the front and back of your forearms.

4. Standing in front of the full-length mirror, begin at the elbows and scan all sides of your upper arms. Don't forget the underarms.

5. Next focus on the neck, chest, and torso. Women should lift breasts to view the undersides.

6. With your back to the full-length mirror, use the hand mirror to inspect the back of your neck, shoulders, upper back, and any part of the back of your upper arms you could not view in step 4.

7. Still using both mirrors, scan your lower back, buttocks, and backs of both legs.

8. Sit down; prop each leg in turn on the other stool or chair. Use the hand mirror to examine the genitals. Check front and sides of both legs, thigh to shin, ankles, tops of feet, between toes, and under toenails. Examine soles of feet and heels.

Featured Skin Care Articles

The Effects of Aging on Skin

Like the rest of your body, your skin changes as you age. The effects of aging on skin can depend on your genetics, diet, lifestyle habits, and how well you've protected your skin from the sun over the years.

As we age, our skin often gets thinner, less elastic, more transparent, and drier. We are more likely to develop wrinkles, age spots, and bruises. Our risk of developing skin cancer goes up, as well.

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Shield Your Skin from the Sun

Many people believe that those who have tans look healthier and more attractive. But the opposite is true. Besides causing skin cancer, exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light causes most of the skin changes that make us look older as we age.

The sun’s toll on your skin includes wrinkles, loss of elasticity, dry skin, and various types of age spots that could potentially become cancerous.

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