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Keep your skin healthier with these 9 strategies to protect it from UV rays.

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About 90% of skin cancers are associated with exposure to UV radiation from the sun. One of the best ways to prevent skin cancer is to protect your skin from the sun’s damaging rays. You don’t have to avoid the sun completely, but whenever you’re outdoors, follow these tips.

“Regular use of sunscreen can decrease a person’s risk for melanoma and on average, five or more sunburns can double a person’s risk for melanoma. Remember to wear you sunscreen every day!”

Courtney M. Murphy, MD, FAAD, Dermatology

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