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Can Snowy Weather Still Cause Sunburns?

After a week of ski training some time ago, I have a big burning sensation on my cheeks, and I suspect that I got sunburned during the ski training; however, I remember that the weather during that time was basically snowy or cloudy, and there were no sunny and clear days, and I am wondering what caused this problem, and I need your help.

Reply from Brenda J.

At high altitudes, whether it is snowing or sunny, the intensity of UV rays at high altitudes is very strong. At high altitude, the air is relatively thin and consumes less UV light; and the clouds overhead can hardly play a role in reducing the effect of UV light, 90% of UV light can penetrate the clouds; unless it is a thunderstorm with very thick clouds, it usually does not have much effect on UV light. Therefore, for alpine skiing, UV rays are very strong. Not only that, but because the snow surface can reflect 75% of the UV rays, it can pose a great threat to skiers on the snow surface.

If you want to ski on the slopes for a long time, learn how to protect yourself from getting sunburned while skiing. Basic ski equipment, ski clothing, ski snow, ski gloves, ski goggles and ski helmets can cover almost 95% of the body area, the face and neck is the most likely to lead to sunburn. When skiing it is best to apply sunscreen with a good effect on the exposed parts, and after a period of time, re-apply sunscreen to avoid being absorbed by the skin or washed away by sweat, the skin is exposed for a long time and sunburned by UV rays.

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