The 7 deadly fashion, style, and grooming choices that could be the last mistakes you ever make

Questionable dress and behavior choices can evoke ridicule from women, friends, and coworkers—but those calls may actually be harming your health.

February 4, 2010

LOOKING LIKE GEORGE HAMILTON

Why It's Not So Cool: Two words—Jersey Shore.
The Health Risk: See Spot. See Spot sun. See Spot's liver spots. In a study from the University of Texas, only 14 percent of men covered all exposed areas of skin, while 69 percent of women did. "You should apply enough [sunscreen] to coat your sun-exposed areas evenly without leaving any residue," says David J. Leffell, M.D., professor of dermatology and surgery at the Yale School of Medicine. And ditch the outdated trucker hat, too. "A cap does not protect the ears, and we see many skin cancers specifically on the top of the ears," says Leffell. Just to be safe: Why not take a cocktail break (in the shade) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.? You may not only avoid getting skin cancer but also save money on Botox in a few years.

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