04/11/2012 12:43 EDT

Sun Skin Care: 12 Tips To Protect Your Skin (PHOTOS)


By: The Editors at DailyGlow

When it comes to staying safe from the sun’s rays, knowledge is power. Know the facts about how to protect your skin and you’ll be less likely to face wrinkles, brown spots, and skin cancer.

For starters, good sun protection isn’t just about avoiding direct sunlight or hot summer sun. According to the Canadian Dermatology Association, up to 80 per cent of ultraviolet rays can pass through clouds or is reflected off snow. Another surprising bit of info: Just because you’re indoors doesn’t mean the sun can’t find you -- window glass blocks the UVB light that causes sunburns, but cell-damaging UVA rays still penetrate. The bottom line: Sunscreen is a must, indoors or out, year-round, every day. Here, 12 tips to help you stay sun-safe:

Here are 12 ways to protect your skin from the sun:

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