By Eugene W. Lowe Jr., M.D.
Spending a good amount of time in the sun can cause many skin problems, including skin lesions, permanent sun spots, wrinkles, blotchiness and one of the most dangerous side effects, skin cancer. Skin cancer affects more than those with fair skin. A blistering sunburn as a child can double the risk of developing skin cancer sometime later in life.
Skin cancer risk factors (National Cancer Institute):
Skin that easily burns or freckles