Whose Skin Is More Sun-Sensitive: Men Or Women?

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The medical community has known for a long time that men are more likely to get skin cancer than women. This was originally chalked up to the idea that men spend more time outside than women, through jobs and recreation. However, recent research revealed interesting additional reasons for this difference.

According to a study out of Ohio State University, male skin is simply more sensitive than that of its female counterparts. In fact, researchers realized that male skin has fewer protective antioxidants than female skin.

This could be the key to why men not only get skin cancer more often, but why they often get more aggressive tumors.

Regardless of these findings, experts insist that upping your antioxidant intake is not enough to protect your skin. In fact, some studies have shown that taking antioxidant supplements can actually increase the risk of melanoma in people who choose to tan.

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