Protecting your skin from the sun’s UV rays is just as important during the winter, as it is during the summer months. Wrinkles, spider veins, brown spots, and fine lines, are a few of the skin issues that can occur because of overexposure to the sun. The following winter sun protection tips can provide the defense your skin needs during winter.
Sunburn is possible in the winter, because the reflected UV radiation during winter can be just as damaging to the skin, as the direct UV radiation. So if you’re going outdoors for an extended period, be sure to use a broad spectrum sunblock with an SPF (sun protection factor) of 30 or more.
The glare from the snow can put your eyes at risk, so it’s also a good idea to shield the face and eyes by wearing sunglasses that have UV coating on the lenses.
Moisturizing the skin is a wonderful way to prevent early signs of aging, as well as dehydration from the winter sun. Always pay attention to the area around the eyes, as it is very susceptible to the harsh winter conditions.
In addition to using sunscreen, you should also wear a wide-brimmed hat that protects the face and neck from the sun. Long-sleeves and pants are also recommended.
Use Lip Balm
Don’t forget to protect and hydrate the lips by using lip balm with SPF, as this will prevent sunburn.
Try following these easy winter sun protection tips and you will be sure to avoid skin damage. If you live within the Minneapolis-St. Paul hub you can visit Rocheford Plastic Surgery in Woodbury, MN to learn more about winter skin care. You can call 651-739-1100 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Heather Rocheford, or go to http://www.drrocheford.com/contact-directions/.