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Why to Still Wear Sunscreen in Winter

Posted by Saloni Editorial on

Just as it's winter you should not wear your sunscreen. Even although there are sufficient of winter covers to save you warm, don't overlook to keep your skin surface especially neck, and hands safe from the sun's damaging rays.

The Skin & Cancer Foundation's Dr. Rod Hannaford says, "There is hardly a day that goes by when UV radiation does not threaten some acceleration in skin ageing or bring forward the time when skin cancer appears."

UVA and UVB:

Skin cancer is instigated by collected skin mutilation that starts when you are born. UV destruction is more penetrating for kids than mature people.

"Skin is more susceptible to UV radiation damage up to the age of 18," Dr Hannaford explains. "It is no exaggeration that much of the premature skin ageing and skin cancers experienced in later life are set in motion during the early years."

Thinner Ozone Layer:

The ozone layer is thinning as the colder seasons are getting longer. Consequently, there is fewer ozone in our air to absorb the sun's UV radioactivity. Even yet it senses colder open-air, there's essentially more of the sun's damaging rays striking the earth's exterior and your skin.

Cumulative Sun Damage:

Debra Jaliman, a New York City dermatologist and author of Skin Rules further says regarding why to still wear sunscreen in winter, "First of all, sun damage is cumulative, so every day of your life, even if you're out for 10 minutes, you're getting sun damage. Every morning, first thing, I walk my dog for literally three to five minutes. I wear sunscreen every day, but to walk my dog I didn't do it, and I was getting brown spots. So just five minutes every day does add up."

Wearing Different Sunscreen in the Winter:

Debra Jaliman, a New York City dermatologist and author of Skin Rules further says regarding why to still wear sunscreen in winter, "My motto is SPF 30 every day, but I do think that you can wear a thinner, lighter consistency right now. You don't need sweatproof or waterproof when you're going to work. You can certainly use a face lotion with sunscreen, but I wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen, because you don't want to get skin cancer, broken blood vessels, or wrinkles. And physical sunscreens have zinc oxide, so they're very soothing if you're prone to eczema, rosacea or redness."

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