10 Things You Can Do to Prevent Skin Cancer

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Avoid Burning at All Costs

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2. Avoid Burning at All Costs

UVB rays are responsible for sunburn, but the burn suggests that you’ve also soaked up a lot of UVA radiation – and that’s even more frightening. Those deeply-penetrating UVA rays take their toll on your system: even one sunburn raises your chances of developing melanoma (the deadliest form of skin cancer), and those who burn more than five times will double their lifetime risk. It can be difficult to tell how red you’re getting in the bright sunlight, so step inside or under shade periodically in order to better examine the hue of your skin.

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