Mistake: Thinking you're exempt because you have dark or olive skinSolution: You're not; you still need sunscreen. We live in a different environment now -- the ozone layer is not as strong as it used to be, says Evans. And while your ancestors might have gotten away with not wearing sunscreen, things have changed environmentally, so you need to make sure you're applying and reapplying. The myth about dark skin not needing protection is just that -- a myth. In truth, it's actually harder to tell when dark skin has developed cancerous moles, since it has usually progressed significantly by the time they can be detected. One more reason to slather up!
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