For many, summertime means beach trips, boating and a slew of outdoor activities. It’s a time to get outside and take in the fresh air, but it also means more sun exposure.
"As adults, we don't lay out on a daily basis. We go from the car to the house, and those are little bits of sun that we get everyday," says dermatologist, Dr. Debra Scarlett. "And just like hitting something; you hit something enough times it breaks. That's just like skin cells. If you hit skin cells enough times eventually they will break, the DNA will become abnormal, and a skin cancer can form."