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Sunlight has a love-hate relationship with skin. On one hand, sunlight helps with vitamin D production, may improve cognitive behavior, and may improve mood, especially among those with seasonal affective disorder. On the other hand, it is well known that sunlight is responsible for skin cancers such as nonmelanoma skin cancers and melanoma. Apart from skin cancers, sun exposure leads to photoaging in the form of wrinkles, dyspigmentation, and facial redness, where aspects of photoaging can affect both light and darkly pigmented skin.
The risks of sun exposure have long been known to include skin cancer, photoaging in the form of wrinkles, dyspigmentation and facial redness. However, sunlight has significant health benefits as well. Sunlight helps with vitamin D production, may improve cognitive behavior and may improve mood, especially among those with seasonal affective disorder.
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