Skin Damage Possible Even in the Dark

February 20, 2015 9:58 PM

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When we think of skin cancer, sunlight usually comes to mind. But an interesting new study reveals that skin damage is possible even in the dark, leaving no place safe.

It is true that exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UV) light from the Sun or from tanning beds can wreak havoc on your skin. Specifically, it damages the DNA in melanocytes - the cells that make the melanin that gives skin its color. This UV damage is a major cause of skin cancer, the most common fo...

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