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Almost all of us love a tan or at least a little sunkissed glow!  Even people with naturally olive, tan or brown skin enjoy the bronzed appearance that some sun can give you.

Unfortunately, the sun’s UV rays are also the biggest risk factor for skin cancers like basal cell cancer, squamous cell cancer and malignant melanoma. These skin cancers are serious but are quite rare (but not non-existent) in those with darker skin.

If skin cancer isn’t a big issue in patients with darker skin, then do they still need sun protection? Yes! Everyone should practice sun protection on a daily basis.