Ed­i­tor’s Note

Prevention (USA) - - CONTENTS -

THAT SOUNDS AW­FULLY PHILOSOPHI­CAL, but I ac­tu­ally have a prac­ti­cal an­swer. Beauty, in magazine-speak, is the catchall word we use for hair and skin ad­vice. And at Pre­ven­tion, our beauty sto­ries are also health, safety, and sci­ence sto­ries—each with the side ef­fect of help­ing you look good.

This month, there’s info about how pol­lu­tion af­fects skin on page 16—but don’t worry, we’ve got so­lu­tions. Our Sun Safe Awards on page 30 are also full of prac­ti­cal ad­vice. I think we all know sun­screen is a must—let’s pre­vent skin cancer and, sure, wrin­kles too—but the ab­so­lute sea of op­tions at the drug­store can be a lit­tle over­whelm­ing. So our team turned to the Good House­keep­ing In­sti­tute’s Beauty Lab test­ing and an im­pres­sive ros­ter of di­verse ex­perts to sort through sun­screens by cat­e­gory (like Best for Dry Skin and Best for Sports) to help you make a re­ally good choice.

I’m also es­pe­cially happy to share the beauty story in our Sci­ence sec­tion: On page 62, we re­port on var­i­ous treat­ments for hair loss, which af­fects women and men alike. And whether or not you’ve ever wor­ried about this, I en­cour­age you to go on­line to read “As 100,000 Strands Fell” (pre­ven­tion.com/hair­loss), writ­ten by our own ex­ec­u­tive dig­i­tal ed­i­tor, Devin Tomb. It’s an hon­est, mov­ing, and in­sight­ful look at her life with alope­cia uni­ver­salis. I ad­mire her for shar­ing it.

What’s your beauty story? Tell me at let­[email protected]­ven­tion.com.

Meet the beauty team that tested dozens of sun­screens for the Sun Safe Awards on page 30: (From top left) Bir­nur Aral, Ph.D., April Franzino, and Pia Ve­lasco.

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