18 Jun '11, 7pm

Cloudy day? You still need sunscreen. Up to 80-90 percent of UV rays can pass through clouds:

Be especially careful around water, snow, and sand. These surfaces reflect UV rays and can increase the chance of sun damage. Don’t pack away your sunscreen with the summer beach towels. Sun damage can occur during fall hiking trips, winter snowball fights, and spring gardening. Don’t be fooled by overcast weather. Up to 80-90 percent of UV rays can pass through clouds . Stay in the shade during the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. A good rule of thumb: If your shadow is shorter than you are, head for shade or indoors. There are literally hundreds of sunscreen products to choose from. Select ones that have a texture and smell you and your family enjoy; keep them within arm’s reach (in your purse, by the back door); and use them regularly. Then get outside with your family and have some fun in the sun, and enjoy a stunning sunrise or breathtaking sunset.

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