Cosmopolitan - Skin-Care Myths

 – May 2, 2013  –– 

You're aware that the sun causes dark spots and fine lines, but it's also behind a very scary threat to your health: skin cancer. The skin-cancer surge can mainly be chalked up to our sun-worshipping culture, explains James Spencer, MD, clinical professor of dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. A major part of this is the popularity of tanning salons. Several studies have linked indoor tanning to all three skin-cancer types, and yet young women are still cooking themselves under sunlamps — convinced they look thinner and healthier with a year-round bronzing, says Dr. Spencer.

- Dr. James Spencer, Clinical Professor, Dermatology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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