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Can You Still Get Sunburn During the Winter Months?

5 months ago
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As the temperatures plummet and the days grow shorter, many of us tend to put aside our sun protection concerns, assuming that the sun's harmful rays are no longer a threat. However, this is a common misconception.

The sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays, responsible for sunburn and skin damage, are present year-round, even during the winter months.

Hidden Threat of the Winter Sun

While the sun's intensity may be lower in winter, the UV rays can still penetrate clouds and reflect off snow, ice, and water surfaces.

This reflected radiation can significantly increase your sun exposure, putting you at risk of sunburn, premature skin aging, and even skin cancer.


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