The Sun and Your Skin
Once considered healthy, soaking up the sun is now known to be dangerous due to ultraviolet rays that damage the skin. Overexposure to sunlight can cause wrinkles, freckles, skin texture changes, dilated blood vessels and skin cancers.
Harmful UV rays are more intense in the summer, at higher altitudes and in areas closer to the equator. Wind and the reflection of UV rays off water, sand and snow increase the sun’s harmful effects.