Try These Winter Sun Protection Tips & Prevent Skin Damage!
- Be aware of conditions that can occur during the Winter months, such as Snow Blindness or photokeratitis- which is the medical term describing what happens with a person's eye becomes 'sunburned' [cornea]. The condition can cause permanent damage and is often very painful as well! Water and sand are also highly reflective materials like ice & snow, which is why this condition can occur during Summer months- but the term is more popularly associated with snow and Winter.
- Still trying to keep that sun-kissed glow during the colder months and tempted to step into a tanning booth? The risks of indoor tanning greatly outweighs the positives as the American Academy of Dermatology states that by using a tanning bed before age 35, you could be increasing your risk of melanoma - the deadliest form of skin cancer there is, by 59% :0
- Try the inside-out approach! Take a daily supplement that helps boost your daily amount of Vitamin D3 with one of my fav's: HUM's Here Comes The Sun daily supplement [only $20 @ Sephora!]]
- It might be Winter...but that doesn't mean that your skin isn't subject to sun exposure and sun damage...things that can lead to aging skin and putting you at a higher risk for skin cancer :( Ensure you are still wearing a daily sunscreen - especially if you will be experiencing prolonged exposure! One of my top picks is included below:
The Beauty Closet Recommends:
Prevention + Sport Sunscreen Spray 50 SPF
This fantastic spray-on sunscreen provides full coverage with an SPF of 50, providing high-level UVA, UVB, and IRA protection that's perfect for outdoor Winter activities...and all year 'round! Contains oils that provide nourishing benefits that also aid in softening skin and leaving it smooth as well! Quick-to-dry-formula is perfect for athletes and sports enthusiasts too as it won't leave behind an unwanted, yucky residue or take forever to dry and absorb into the skin. Easy to use with a well-designed nozzle makes this a top-notch sunscreen that I would highly recommend to anyone for daily usage...even during the Winter months! Great for all skin types and comes in a generous 6 fl oz. size, means you get what you pay for. This one makes an excellent gift as well ;)