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Sun protection is needed every day

 

Last updated 11/24/2018 at 9:59am

Applying sunscreen on a daily basis helps protect against skin cancer and premature aging.

NEW YORK – Fall is finally here, and many parts of the country are already experiencing cooler weather, more precipitation and more overcast days. It's easy to associate vigilant sun protection with summertime – when the sun is shining intensely – but it's important to remember sun protection is necessary every day, regardless of the weather or time of year.

"Even when it's cold or overcast, UV rays that cause skin aging and skin cancer are reaching your skin," says Deborah S. Sarnoff, MD, president of The Skin Cancer Foundation. "In the right winter weather conditions, you can sustai...



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