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  • Having a tan is still popular, especially among younger Australians.
  • Fake tanning lotions may provide a safer way to change the tone of your skin, but they do not usually offer sun protection.
  • Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation can cause skin and eye damage and increases your risk of skin cancer.
  • A tan is a sign that your skin has been damaged by too much exposure to UV radiation.

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Reviewed on: 05-10-2021