9 Tips to Stay Safe in the Sun
The Cost of Exposure

The Cost of Exposure

Everyone likes to have fun in the sun. But all that time soaking up the sun’s rays can come at a cost. The more your skin is exposed to the sun’s harmful UV rays, the higher your risk for skin cancer. So here are tips for you to stay safe in the sun—and still have fun.

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