okay I know my the top of my head hasnt been exposed to much sun so it will burn easily since I shaved it BUT isnt it good that it gets SOME exposure to sun so that it will build resistance to it?
cronxeh said:And why would a dark skin be more 'resistant' to Sun again?
Short exposure of the skin to the sun is better, but will still damage some skin cells.hypatia said:Building up a "base" tan on your head will not prevent damage to your skin. My mother has skin cancer, and she tanned, as she thought wisely, a little at a time.
Reality_Patrol said:Has anyone heard of photoreactivation? It's the simple little trick plants use to protect themselves from getting "leaf cancer".
Phobos said:Getting off-topic, but photoreactivation is also a method used by some bacteria (or was it viruses?...aw, crud...gotta dust off my text books) for DNA repair.