Other Medical Considerations
Whatever your skin type, sun exposure can damage your immune system and make
your body more vulnerable to infections and cancers. Diseases such as herpes
simplex, chicken pox and lupus can become worse with sun exposure. The American
Academy of Ophthalmology has cautioned that excess exposure to UV radiation
can cause a painful burn of the cornea and that chronic eye exposures to UV
radiation may increase the incidence of cataracts.