• Question: why do you have to cover birth marks in the sun?

    Asked by 356genp37 to Remsha, Oliver, Lisa, Fiana on 16 Nov 2018.
    • Photo: Fiana

      Fiana answered on 16 Nov 2018:

      Great question! The darker pigmentation absorbs more sunlight, making birthmarks more susceptible to becoming cancerous.

    • Photo: Remsha Afzal

      Remsha Afzal answered on 16 Nov 2018:

      Like Fiana said, sunlight’s UV rays tend to penetrate our skin and damage our DNA making it act crazy sometimes that can lead to cancerous cells. Birth marks are more likely to get damage by UV because of more melanin pigment. In general though, you should always try to protect yourself from sunrays to reduce your chances of skin cancer 🙂