Dermatology: Sun Ban

"I'm an evangelist against this foolish suntanning habit," says U.C.L.A. Dermatologist Dr. J. Walter Wilson. "But trying to persuade people to stop lying in the sun for hours is as difficult as getting them to give up smoking." Simply put, suntans may look good but they are very bad medicine. The sun's rays eventually cause the skin to wrinkle and sag, aging effects seen most clearly on the back of a cowboy's neck. The rays also produce lentigines, the brown marks often called liver spots. By far the worst result, however, is...

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