Teens are more likely to use sunscreen for aesthetic reasons

04/21/2013 | Family Practice News

Sunscreen use substantially increased among teens six weeks after watching an educational video focusing on the premature photoaging effects of UV light on skin appearance, a small study showed. However, researchers noted that watching a video linking UV light to skin cancer did not significantly boost teens' sunscreen use. The findings were presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine meeting.

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