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Health.com: 10 Winter Health Myths Busted

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Myth: You Don't Need Sunscreen in the Winter

Forget bathing suits. Department stores should stock sunscreen with the toboggan hats. "Because the Earth's surface is closer to the sun during the winter months, we are actually exposed to more harmful rays without even realizing it," says Robert Guida, MD, a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City. What's more, snow and ice can both reflect up to 80% of harmful UV rays so that they can hit the skin twice, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation.

(Credit: Health.com)
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