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10 Ways to Protect Your Skin From Sun Damage


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Protect Yourself From Reflected Light
UV rays reflect off sand, snow, concrete and other surfaces.
UV rays reflect off sand, snow, concrete and other surfaces.
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Keep in mind that even umbrellas or shade trees provide only moderate protection from ultraviolet light, and they don't protect you from rays reflected off sand, snow, concrete and many other surfaces. Ultraviolet light isn't reflected by water, but it can easily penetrate water, so being in the water doesn't protect you, either. Be careful to protect surfaces, such as the under part of the chin, that are especially vulnerable to reflected light.


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