14 things to never lie to your doctor about
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13. How much time you spend in the sun
Even on the coolest day of winter or when it's overcast and raining, dermatologists recommend wearing sunscreen or other forms of sun protection to shield your pores from harmful, dangerous rays. So when your doctor inquires about how much time you're spending outdoors, they're asking so they can understand your hobbies, habits and how much sun damage risk you're exposing yourself to.
"Most people do not realise that they get sun exposure on a daily basis going in and out of their car, or going to get mail, as well as when they are actively outside whether for work or play," explains Dr Purvisha Patel a dermatologist in Tennessee.
"Skin cancer is caused by the sun, so getting patients to be compliant with sun protection is important and understanding their lives helps tailor their prevention techniques."