Summertime means spending lots of time outdoors. For many, that means soaking up the sun’s rays as much as possible.

While the “summer glow” can be something many hope for in the summer months, it may not necessarily be healthy for you. “If you’re exposed to the sun, there is potential for damage,” says Stephen Lynch, MD, Vice Chief of Staff and Primary Care/Intake Physician at Cancer Treatment Centers of America Phoenix.

Learn more about how skin tans, and what you can do to protect your skin.

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