posted on 21st October 2014
Sun safety is important all year round and although it’s getting cold outside, keeping our skin protected is still very important. Many of us forget that the sun can still damage our skin in the winter leading to premature ageing, age spots and skin cancer. Even during the cold winter months our skin is exposed to harmful ultraviolet radiation which penetrates the skin and can cause long term damage. So what can you do to protect your skin this winter? Here are some tips to keep your skin protected and skin damage at bay.
Wear Sun Cream
It may not be sunny outside but just as in the summer, UV rays can penetrate through the clouds causing damage without us even knowing. Wearing sun cream during the winter can be just as important as in the summer. As your skin can dry out in the winter too try and find a multi-functional sunscreen that combines moisturizing ingredients to protect skin from dehydration. SPF15 and higher are always recommended for skin exposed to the sun throughout the seasons. Also if you’re planning a winter-sun holiday abroad sun exposure will be high so make sure your fully protected with a high SPF sunscreen.
Cover your skin as much as possible when you’re out and about as the more of your skin that is exposed the more likely it is to be damaged by the sun. Hats, scarves and gloves are a must in the winter to keep you warm but they will also protect you from the sun and harmful UV rays.
FACT : 80 percent of the sun’s harmful UV rays can penetrate cloud cover
FACT : UV rays increase in intensity by about 4% for every 1000 foot rise in altitude
FACT : The sun is about 80% stronger when it is reflected off snow
FACT : Excess sun can weaken the immune system and damage skin in all seasons
posted on 30th September 2014
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