Not only does UV radiation from the sun cause premature aging and skin cancer, it can also reach you even when you are attempting to avoid it! UV radiation can penetrate clouds and glass, and bounce off of snow, water, and sand. Additionally, sun damage accumulates over the years from prolonged exposure to harmful UV and other activities such as walking the dog, driving, going from your car to the store or other buildings, and checking the mail.
This is why preventing skin cancer by protecting your skin warrants a comprehensive approach. The Colorado Melanoma Foundation recommends that you:
Sun Safety Tips from The Sun Bus