Applying sunscreen liberally and often helps protect you from a nasty burn and damage to your skin.
The American Academy of Family Physicians says failure to use sunscreen can lead to:
- Changes in your skin, including moles and freckles that may turn into skin cancer.
- Premature aging of your skin, including emergence of dark spots, a leathery appearance and wrinkles.
- A weaker immune system caused by your body’s response to burned skin.
- Damage to the eyes.
- Increased risk of skin cancer.