In the US population as a whole, sun damage is the major driver of the increase in skin cancer in general and the accelerator of aging of the skin. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. More people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year than all other cancers combined! The American Academy of Dermatology estimates that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.
Skin cancer can metastasize and kill. Its treatment can be disfiguring especially on exposed parts of the body which get a lot of sun damage. Aging of the skin is also accelerated by