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June 2019

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from the editor

IT’S PERSONALIn this issue, you’ll find a special section devoted to protecting yourself against skin cancer, by far the most common type of this disease. It’s a topic close to my heart. Seven-plus years ago, my husband passed away; he had melanoma. Sadly, I know firsthand how important it is to educate yourself and get screened.According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 192,310 new cases of melanoma will be diagnosed this year—up almost 8 percent from 2018. But there is good news: The mortality rate associated with melanoma is expected to decrease by 22 percent this year, likely thanks to public-awareness campaigns, early detection, and advances in treatment.I’m grateful to have the opportunity to spread the news about how to prevent skin cancers—turn to page 17 for the latest…

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EDITOR IN CHIEF Amy ConwayExecutive Editor BETHANY HEITMANDesign Director MICHAEL MCCORMICKEditorial General Manager MEESHA DIAZ HADDADEDITORIALBeauty Director HEATHER MUIR MAFFEIFeatures Director CATHERINE DIBENEDETTOFood Director JENNA HELWIGSenior Fitness Editor ROZALYNN S. FRAZIERCopy Chief TONI RUMOREBeauty Editor LISA DESANTISAssistant Beauty Editor ANNEKE KNOTContributing Copy Editor BETSY STURGESContributing Research Editors SABRINA MCFARLAND, MAGGIE PUNIEWSKAEditorial Assistant HANNAH HARPERART + PHOTOPhoto Director DAVID COOPERContributing Art Director BAREE FEHRENBACHDeputy Managing Editor TARA LUSTBERGEditorial Production Director TED PLONCHAKAssociate Photo Editor PATRICIA MITNAULHEALTH.COMExecutive Editor DARA KAPOORDeputy Editor ESTHER CRAINSenior Editor SARAH KLEINAssistant Editors SUSAN BRICKELL, SAMANTHA LAURIELLO, CHRISTINA OEHLER, MAGGIE O’NEILLSupervising Producer JANET LAWRENCEVideo Producer ARIANA PYLESAudience Engagement Editor REBECCA SHINNERSSocial Assistant LAUREN WITONSKYPhoto Editor ALEX SANDOVALEditorial Producer ROBERT TUTTONSenior Director, Content Strategy, Health & Parenting AMANDA WOLFECONTRIBUTING EDITORSMedical Editor ROSHINI RAJAPAKSA, MDPsychology Editor LYNN SALADINO, PSYDNutrition Editor…

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the share

SUPERFOOD SKIN CARESummer produce can do way more than nourish you from the inside. Now, lots of beauty brands are using certain fruits and veggies to amp up products. For example, juicy watermelon adds hydration to lotions. Ginger protects your skin from pollution, and kale and spinach are packed with vitamins E and K, which have skin-soothing benefits. Here are some of our top picks.TREAT YOUR FEETSummer SneaksJune 5 is National Running Day! To help you celebrate in style, we’ve selected summer’s most breathable (and cutest) kicks.ADIDAS ULTRABOOST 19($180; adidas.com) The Primeknit upper ensures ventilation in key sweat zones to help you stay cool, and the stretchy fabric is so comfortable.361 DEGREES MERAKI 2($130; 361usa.com) You won’t believe how lightweight these feel—and they still offer premium support.BROOKS RAVENNA 10($110; brooksrunning.com)…

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the ultimate safe skin guide

(Stephanie Rausser/Trunk Archive)THE LOWDOWN ON SKIN CANCERArm yourself with the facts so you know what to be on the lookout for.SAFE SKIN GUIDE(Thayer Gowdy)Understanding the Different TypesKnowledge is power—read up on the three main forms of skin cancer.Basal Cell CarcinomaThis type starts in your basal cells, which line your epidermis (the outer layer of skin). According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, more than 4 million cases of basal cell carcinoma are diagnosed each year in the United States, making it the most common form of skin cancer. Anyone with a history of sun exposure can be diagnosed, though it’s most common in those with fair skin, blond or red hair, and green, blue, or gray eyes. Generally, basal cell is the least dangerous of the skin cancers, and it rarely…

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take a dip!

Long sleeves lend added sun protection. Also great: The higher percentage of spandex helps you feel secure. ACACIA (top, $68, and bottom, $53; acacia.co)This sporty brand teamed up with designer Margherita Maccapani Missoni to create a stylish suit that protects—it’s made with UPF 50 material. MOTT50 ($195; mott50.com)Did you know Lululemon makes suits? They do! And they deliver in the same way the beloved activewear does. LULULEMON (top, $78, and bottom, $68; shop.lululemon.com)Between the sports-bra-like top and super-high-waisted briefs, you’ll feel covered and able to move around and do whatever you need to. AERIE (top, $40, and bottom, $30; aerie.com)A keyhole adds a sexy touch to a full-coverage one-piece style that’s optimal for chasing after kids or playing beach volleyball. KIKIRIO ($126; kikirio.com)No need to sacrifice pretty for high-performance. Ruffles add cuteness, and a wide…

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finding balance

IT’S KNOWN AS the stress hormone—because it rises when you’re on edge and can cause harm if its levels creep off track—but cortisol isn’t always a bad guy. It does so much more than trigger the fight-or-flight response, says Rocio Salas-Whalen, MD, an endocrinologist at New York Endocrinology and clinical instructor at NYU Langone Health. “Cortisol is responsible for carrying out many vital processes in the body every day. We wouldn’t be alive without it.”The key to living well is keeping the hormone in check: “You want your cortisol to follow a certain pattern—it should be high in the morning and dip at night. And it’s even helpful for cortisol to spike when you’re under acute stress,” says Dr. Salas-Whalen. “What you don’t want is your cortisol to stay high…