Sun Damage and Your Skin

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By Molly Clifton

Scientists at the University of Michigan found the sun can damage skin very quickly.

They shined a low level of UV rays known as UVA-1 on volunteers, similar to what we experience in daily life.

After just two exposures the rays caused a break down of collagen, which makes skin firm and smooth.

Researchers say few sunscreen ingredients protect against UVA-1 becuase most block UVB rays, which cause sunburns.




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