What's the Best Line of Defense Against Sun Damage?

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By Molly Clifton

Covering up at the beach is just as effective and, in some cases, even better than sunscreen at protecting the skin from damaging ultraviolet rays.

A new spanish study looked at the effects of UV-B radiation on existing moles.

Researchers found both sunscreen and physical barriers like shirts and hats can partially prevent UV-B effects, but the coverups worked a little better.

Researchers say the best practice may be to combine both lines of defense.

 




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