With the recent snowfall in Haliburton County, you may think you don’t need to wear sunscreen.

The Haliburton-Kawartha-Pine Ridge District Health Unit says skin cancer can happen all year-round. They say people may think they should only wear sunscreen in the summer, but that’s not the case.

Nurse Karen Taylor says UV rays are always here, so it’s important to protect your skin. Taylor says when the sun reflects off the snow it doubles the strength of UV rays. She is also reminding people who are going to the south for vacation to avoid being out in the heat from 11:00am, to 4:00pm.