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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
Dr. Jan Lei Iwataanswered
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Not so much lighter : 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.
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
Yes: Pale skin makes vitamin D more efficiently in weaker sunlight. Darker skin allows better toleration of stronger sun.
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