WHAT'S INSIDE: SKIN PROBLEMS

Skin problems, ranging from mild acne to skin cancer, affect people of all ages. Learn more about skin problems at HowStuffWorks.
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Skin is your body's outer shield, protecting it from the elements, fending off the sun's damaging rays and putting up with a number of other environmental irritants. It's no wonder that your skin eventually loses some of its elasticity.

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