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Save your skin with these sun-exposure apps

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SEATTLE — Summer is all about the outdoors, outdoor activities usually revolve around sunshine, and according to a new report released by acting Surgeon General Boris D. Lushniak sunshine (and tanning beds) spells real trouble for U.S. skin cancer rates. So here are a few apps you can use right now to save your skin.

Call in the cavalry with Wolfram Sun Exposure – an app that will set you back $99-cents but will also keep you in the know with UV forecasts and give you a “time to sunburn” number that can help you plan your sunny stay. Its available for iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone.

If you’re the forgetful type or just super into tanning either outside or in the beds check out the Go Tanning Tan Timer UV Index. This Android app takes the guess work out of sunscreen by reminding you when to reapply and turnover to achieve the perfect tan (or simply avoid sunburn). For those of you iPhone users looking for a similar experience the iTan Smart app will do the trick – pick that up for $1 dollar and 99 cents.

Finally if you just can’t risk the sunburn but still want those sweet tan pics then look no further cuz Tan from ModiFace will get you looking like Snooki in no time.

There are hundreds of apps that focus on sun-exposure and preventing skin cancer but as with many things wearing sunscreen and practicing common sense can be your best bet.

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