The sun is the most important cause of prematurely aging skin (photoaging) and skin cancers.
Long-term, repeated exposure to sunlight appears to be responsible for most undesirable consequences of aging skin, including basal cell and squamous cell cancers.
Melanoma is more likely to be caused by intense exposure to sunlight in early life.
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