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What exactly does the sun do to your skin? – Sydney Morning Herald

We know we should be sun smart but what does that mean these days? What actually happens when the sun hits your skin? And is sun damage reversible?

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One person dies every five hours from melanoma in Australia. One person is diagnosed with the skin cancer every half-hour. And two out of three Australians can expect to be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70. Yet we remain remarkably unclear and sometimes complacent about what damage the sun does to our skin, and how to protect it.
Weve got a lot of work to do, says Professor Richard Scolyer, co-medical director of Melanoma Institute…

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