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    Dying for a Tan? Body Parts That Shouldn't See Sun

    Not only is the ever-popular all-over glowing tan totally unnatural, it’s also becoming a serious health problem.

    Whether it’s caused by sunbathing in the buff or going to a tanning bed, the trend for tanning where the sun doesn’t typically shine — buttocks — may be contributing to skin cancers that aren’t native to those areas of the body, suggest findings from a study published in the journal Experimental Dermatology.

    What appears to be coloring associated with a tan in those body regions is actually damage to the skin. Another reason to keep your nether regions covered: Those areas of the body appear to be more resistant to tanning and may offer less protection from skin damage.

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