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Does our skin get lighter in the winter even if you're tan?

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

but doesn't tan as much, unless you are in high altitude, without sun protection, and not sunburning. Otherwise, you are still exposed to UVB rays and need to wear sunscreen or sunblock when outdoors.

Answered Jan 5, 2019

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Pale skin makes vitamin D more efficiently in weaker sunlight. Darker skin allows better toleration of stronger sun.

Answered Aug 14, 2015

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