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Sneaky springtime sunburn: What you need to know to stay safe

Thursday, May 27th 2021, 3:30 pm - Though the weather may be cool and breezy where you are right now, you should always be protecting your skin from the sun. In this episode of Health & Weather, reporter Rachel Schoutsen outlines some of the unique risk factors that arise during springtime.

Sunburns can happen year-round, but it’s springtime sunburn that can often be a bit sneaky.

With a brisk breeze still in the air, most of us don’t tend to think about sun protection as much during spring as we do in summer, but the reality is that UV radiation is present regardless of temperature.

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The UV index begins to rise in spring, so it's important to keep your skin protected in order to lower your risk of melanoma. In this latest Health & Weather segment, reporter Rachel Schoutsen explores some of the dangers associated with spring sun exposure and how to protect yourself from potential harm.

UV Rays and Sunburn factors

Visit our Complete Guide to Spring 2021 for an in-depth look at the Spring Forecast, tips to plan for it and much more!

Thumbnail courtesy: Pexels/Jill Wellington

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