Taking care of your skin can help keep it healthy. Start with the first rule of skin care: Protect yourself from the sun. When you're outdoors, wear clothes that shield your skin from sun exposure. Use a lot of sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher. Follow other basic skin care steps, too, such as not using strong soaps and managing stress.

But there's more to skin care. See a health care professional if you have an unusual mole or if you find other growths on your skin. Know the risks and benefits of tattoos and piercings, including the latest ways to remove tattoos. Learn whether it's safe to get a tan without the sun, such as using tanning beds or spray-on tans. Find out the best ways to treat acne. Learn if laser hair removal could be a good choice for you.

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