One positive side effect [Denver, Colo-based dermatologist Joel Cohen, MD, has] found during the COVID-19 era: Wearing a mask—that exact same cloth face covering the CDC recommends for slowing the spread of the virus—provides a level of sun-safety. 

“Some people complain that masks are hard to wear,” he says. “Honestly, now that I have a mask on me at all times for COVID, I take it out and put it on when I’m in the sun as well. It works well when I’m walking to and from my car or whenever I’m outside for brief periods of time.”

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