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Health Tip: Getting Too Much Sun?

Last Updated: July 19, 2017.

(HealthDay News) -- Applying sunscreen liberally and often helps protect you from a nasty burn and damage to your skin.

The American Academy of Family Physicians says failure to use sunscreen can lead to:

  • Changes in your skin, including moles and freckles that may turn into skin cancer.
  • Premature aging of your skin, including emergence of dark spots, a leathery appearance and wrinkles.
  • A weaker immune system caused by your body's response to burned skin.
  • Damage to the eyes.
  • Increased risk of skin cancer.


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