Skin Changes (cont.)
IN THIS ARTICLE
Most noncancerous skin bumps, spots, and growths can't be prevented. But there are steps you can take to help prevent some skin problems:
Measures to decrease your risk of infection
Prevent skin cancer
Most skin cancer can be prevented by protecting your skin from the sun. You may decrease your chances of developing skin cancer and help prevent wrinkles by avoiding sun exposure and using sunscreen protection. Be sure to prevent sun exposure in children and older adults too.
Do not use tanning booths to get a tan. Artificial tanning devices can cause skin damage and increase the risk of skin cancer.
For more information on warts, see the topic Warts and Plantar Warts.
For more information on how to help prevent acne, see the topic Acne.
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