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Susan Evans, MD posted:
Dear Readers,

Our skin responds to over-exposure to the UV radiation of the sun by becoming injured and damaged.

The effects of sunlight on our skin is cumulative, which means that the damage accumulates year after year. We don't get to wipe the slate clean every time winter comes around.

This is why it is essential that you evaluate your understanding of the sun, what its UV radiation does to your skin, and whether you are taking a healthy approach or a dangerous approach.

From the time a child is born, skin must be protected. Learn to use sunscreen, wear hats and protective clothing, learn to seek shade, and try to avoid the hours of the day when the UV radiation is at its peak, usually from about 11 am to 5pm during the summer.

Best,

Dr. Evans
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