Sun Damage and Skin Layers




Dr. Debra Price, Dermatologist with Baptist Health South Florida, explains there are three different layers of the skin. “The first is the epidermis or the most superficial portion of the skin, and this is where a lot of skin cancers originate; the second is the dermis, where we have our collagen and elastin; and of course the deeper layers (the fat and the muscle beneath the skin),” she says.

She also points out, the UVB and UVA rays damage the DNA in the cells, and once they do that our body tries to correct that, but it can’t fix it all, and what it cannot fix creates abnormalities in our cells and develops skin cancers.

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