Hi, FNites! By now, you probably already know better than to leave the house without applying sunscreen. However, a new study published in the journal Nature shows that putting sunblock on may not be enough, reports Prevention.com.

Researchers from The University of Manchester's Cancer Research UK Institute and the Institute of Cancer Research conducted an experiment on protected and unprotected mice to see how UV rays would affect their skin. They found that the said rays damaged DNA pigment skills in unprotected mice, which further increased their risk of developing melanoma. The protected mice weren't spared either, although researchers report that the damage was not as severe.

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Still, it appears that wearing sunscreen is not enough. To protect your skin from sun damage, you should try wearing sunglasses, hats, and other sun-protective gear when you go out. Avoiding the sun at its harshest also helps minimize your risk of skin damage.

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