Avoiding sunburn now can protect against skin cancer later

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Applying sufficient amounts of sunscreen with a minimum sun protection factor of 30 can help adults and children reduce their risk for skin cancer. Courtesy photo
TEMECULA – As summer draws to a close, many people continue to visit the beach for that one last day of fun in the sun. But don’t let late summer and early fall days fool you, sunburn is always a threat, even in the cooler winter months. Sunburn can be a painful, unsightly consequence of too much unprotected time spent in the sun. But sunburn is more than just a temporary nuisance. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, sunburn can cause long-lasting damage to the skin and increase a person’s risk of developing skin cancer. Sunburn tends to be common during the warmer months of the year, so many people may consider it a relatively harmless byproduct of spending time outside under the sun. But the United Kingdom-based charitable organization Cancer Research UK said that gettin
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