You may have heard (or read it right here) that scientists have discovered a new way to predict your chances of developing skin cancer – by counting the number of moles that you have on your right arm. It seems that the number of skin moles that you have on this one area of your body is a good predictor of the number of moles you will have across your whole body.
There may be nothing new under the sun, but the level of UVB radiation reaching us from the sun is new every day. UVB causes tanning and sunburn as well as being responsible for freckles, age spots, moles and ultimately skin cancers such as deadly melanomas. While UVA levels remain constant in all environmental conditions, UVB levels vary according to the circumstances. Here are 6 steps to sun damage from the sun.