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How can sun exposure affect your skin?

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Sun exposure causes most of the skin changes that we think of as a normal part of aging. Over time, the sun's ultraviolet (UV) light damages fibers in your skin called elastin. When these fibers break down, your skin begins to sag, stretch, and lose its ability to go back into place after stretching. The skin also bruises and tears more easily and takes longer to heal.

SOURCES:  American Academy of Dermatology. FDA.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 14, 2017

SOURCES:  American Academy of Dermatology. FDA.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 14, 2017

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