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You’ve seen pictures of people lying in the sun holding silver reflectors under their faces, trying to get a deep, dark tan, right? Well, we ALL may be doing that inadvertently… thanks to our smartphones and tablets! According to the American Academy of Dermatology, when we hold our electronic devices at mid-chest level – which is what most of us do – they reflect UV rays back onto our faces. In fact, the study found that they reflect light so powerfully that they increase the intensity of UV exposure by up to 75%! So always wear sunscreen, even in cloudy weather. And you can reduce the rays coming off your phone or tablet with a glare-proof film.