Click here to STUMBLE!

stumble

Translate

Beauty: Sunscreen in the winter?

Follow Me on Pinterest
By now, it should be common knowledge that during the summer months, sunscreen is a necessity. Not only is it one of the greatest anti-aging product, but it also protects an individual from getting skin cancer, such as melanoma. What many people still do not understand is that wearing sunscreen is not just a summer thing. As we head into the cold winter months, sunscreen is a must. Regardless of what time of year it is, the sun's UV rays are quite harmful. And in certain conditions, the winter time can actually create a lot of damage to the skin. For example, snow can actually reflect  up to 80% of UV rays which can increase the intensity of the suns effect. If you love winter sports, make sure you lather it on very well. Also, if you enjoy going climbing mountains or relaxing anyplace that is at very high altitudes, this can increase UV rays up to 12 percent, making it actually more dangerous in the winter months. Studies have shown that people who participate in winter sports are at a greater risk for skin cancer like carcinoma. 

And for those who believe that you are safe because you are in an area that does not snow, think again. On cloudy days, up to 80% of the UV's harmful rays can reach the ground. Studies have shown that  a high exposure to both UVB AND UVA rays rays can cause skin cancer. The solution to not fall into this category is to WEAR SUNSCREEN. Rain or shine, make-up or none, sunscreen is a must!



ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:



Protect your skin from the winter sun!

Sunscreen use during the winter!


"But let him who boasts, boast in this, that he understands and he knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast, love justice and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight declares the Lord (Jeremiah 9:24)."