The Skin Cancer Foundation warns that even one blistering sunburn in childhood or adolescence could more than double your chances of developing melanoma later in life.
The health body adds: “Skin damage builds up over time, starting with your very first sunburn. The more you burn, the greater your risk of skin cancer.”
What’s more, subsequent skin damage from UV damage can continue to occur, even when there is no obvious burn.
Fortunately, consuming more foods packed with beta-carotene has been found to protect against wrinkling, sun damage and even skin cancer.