Sunscreen on a Cloudy Day?

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Q: Do I really need sunscreen on a cloudy day? A: We know it sounds crazy, but you really do need sunscreen on a cloudy day! Why? Up to 80% of the sun's rays are still reaching your skin, even when the sun is hidden by clouds. In fact, the sun's rays can get to you through clouds, smog, haze, even glass! And those rays can get through your clothes, too! Crazy, huh? That's why it's so important to lather up with sunscreen every single day. It might seem like a lot to handle now, but we promise it will pay off in the long run. Taking good care of your skin at a young age is one of the absolute best things you can do for your body! And it's easy, so why not? Just look for a daily facial moisturizer that also includes an SPF of 15 or higher, and you're all set!