Clouds can’t shade the need for sunscreen


DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – We all know to use sunscreen on bright, sunny days, but what happens when there are more clouds than sun?

Ultraviolet light can still come through even if the day is shady or cloudy. You won’t get quite as much UV exposure, but there is an 80 percent of UV that can peek through the clouds.

So dermatologists recommend that you wear sunscreen to prevent sunburns, aging skin, brown spots or for general healthy skin and to avoid skin cancer.

The American Academy of Dermatology recommends a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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