From speckled ruddy complexions to rich smooth mahogany tones, some skin continues to be a blank slate while some becomes spotted with memories from the sun’s kisses. Although we may envy those with flawless complexions, it turns out they may be at a higher risk for skin cancer. According to a recent study, individuals who have 50 moles or less are prone to developing a more aggressive form of melanoma. Researchers studied charts of 281 melanoma patients and found that those with fewer moles had thicker, more aggressive melanoma. Though more research is needed to find a concrete cause, it’s a reminder that, regardless of your skin type, scheduling regular derm appointments should be a priority for your health (and make sure you’re keeping an eye out for these 7 Signs You Need to See a Dermatologist).

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