You can get a sunburn in the shade!

Read this tip to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about Sun Protection and other Skin Care topics.

Can I get a sunburned while sitting in the shade?

You can get a sunburn in the shade!

Surfaces such as water, sand, snow, and pavement all reflect and intensify sun exposure. Because of this you can still get sunburned even when wearing a hat or sitting in the shade. Wear sunscreen that has an SPF of 15 or greater, even on cloudy or hazy days. Up to 80% of the sun's UV rays can penetrate these atmospheric conditions and cause sunburn.



Nobody has commented on this tip yet. Be the first.


URL: (optional)


Not finding the advice and tips you need on this Skin Care Tip Site? Request a Tip Now!

Guru Spotlight
Lynne Christen