Sun Damage

Most of us enjoy sitting in the sunshine – and there is evidence that sunlight can be good for us, helping the body to make Vitamin D that keeps our bones healthy.  But, like many things in life, too much of a good thing can sometimes be harmful. Too much sun can damage the skin, and this may only start to become apparent later in life.

Sun damage is caused by frequent exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. It can dramatically alter the look and feel of your skin and result in the appearance of aging prematurely..

Sun damage is dangerous because it increases your risk of skin cancer . Your risk of  harmful effects of the sun depend  on a variety of factors, such as where you live, whether you are outdoors a great deal, whether you are taking certain medications (antibiotics  may increase your sensitivity to sun exposure), as well as genetics.

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