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A 28-year-old female asked:

if you tan with a towel over your face, does it fully block the sun from your face?

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Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Tanning: Tanning with a towel over your face does not block all the sun's rays unless the towel is made of lead. A white or light colored towel will block enough of the suns rays to decrease your risk of burning or getting cancer on your face. Protect the rest of your body with a good high spf sunscreen and by not spending to much time in the sun. Good luck.

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