With the temperatures starting to fall and the sun setting early in the day, most of us are storing away our sunscreens until sunnier days, but as most dermatologists will tell you, protecting your skin from UV damage is a year round commitment. Not all sun damage happens in the summer.
Snow and ice can reflect up to 80 percent of UV rays, which not only are the source of about 90 percent of wrinkles, but can also cause skin cancer, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
UV rays can shine through just about anything – even clouds. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, about 80 percent of UV rays pass through clouds. The only thing that will truly protect your skin is freshly applied sunblock.
Windburn and sunburn are a common pair, especially in the winter. Freezing temperatures and strong winds will leave your skin dry and agitated which leaves UV rays with a clear shot at your already parched skin.
Winter sport enthusiasts are at an even higher risk – the higher the slopes, the higher the sun exposure. UV radiation exposure increases about 5 percent with every 1,000 feet above sea level according to studies at the University of Canterbury.
The best way to get a healthy glow without the risk of sun damages is to get a custom applied Air-Tan! Call any of our three locations to schedule your appointment today!
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