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My rocky relationship with sun

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Unfortunately, my sun smarts did not last. Around 18, I gave into the temptation to be tan and visited a tanning bed periodically. After about a year, the effects of the tanning process were visible in the form of increased freckles and dry skin.

My mother tried to change my tanning habits by warning me that skin cancer runs in our family, and exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun and tanning booths increases the risk of skin cancer. I brushed off her warnings. I was young and immortal.

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