Learn why you need to wear Sunscreen on a Cloudy Day

wear sunscreen on cloudy day

Myth or Fact? I don’t need to wear sunscreen on a cloudy day!

Yes! UV rays can pass through both windows and clouds.

You need to apply a broad-spectrum SPF sun protector to protect your skin against the UV damage. A minimum of SPF 30 is recommended, daily, whether is sunny or not!

Do I really need to wear SPF when it’s cloudy and I’m at work?

Truck driver damaged skin This image should motivate you to wear SPF while in the car!

This man is 69 years old, but half of his face looks much, much older than that. He was a trucker and, for 28 years, his face received much more sunlight on the left side, resulting on premature aging. We all know that being exposed to the sun makes you age prematurely, but seeing the dramatic difference in a single face is just stunning. 

His condition is called unilateral dermatoheliosis, from the Greek dermis (skin) and helios (sun). It’s also called photoaging, and it results from chronic exposure to the sun’s UVA and UVB rays. In his case, it only affected the left side of his face because of his work. As he drove, he received more hours of sunlight through the left window of his vehicle.

Myth: I don’t need to wear sunscreen on a cloudy day.
Bottom Line: Yes, you need to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen every day!