Whether you’re planning on spending the winter traveling to warmer spots or fully enjoying the snow with family and friends, it’s important to equip yourself with winter sun safety tips. After all, we tend to be pretty vigilant about our skin during the warmer summer months…
But what about during the winter months, when we might think we can skip sunscreen?
Your skin needs to stay protected during the colder months, even if it’s snowing outside. With that in mind, take a look at the best winter sun safety tips, courtesy of Skin Cancer Specialists, P.C. & Aesthetic Center:
- When you’re hitting the slopes, make sure you’re wearing proper protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends using plenty of sunscreen, wearing goggles with UV protection, and wearing a lip balm that has plenty of SPF. Make sure you get those hard-to-reach spots, like behind the ears, any exposed parts of the scalp, and behind your neck.
- Speaking of sunscreen, it’s recommended that you go for a high SPF to keep your skin protected from the winter sun. SkinMedica Total Defense + Repair not only protects you from the sun’s harmful rays, but it also repairs already-damaged skin with powerful antioxidants.
- Indoor heating systems and dry air can cause flaky, red, and irritated skin. If you want to maintain your glowing skin throughout the winter months, it’s best to come up with a plan to combat dry skin. This plan should include removing dead skin cells and replenishing the skin underneath with serums, lotions, and antioxidant-rich potions.
- Make sure to schedule your annual skin cancer screening, even if that date falls in the middle of winter. It’s the ultimate way to keep your skin protected not just during the winter months, but for the rest of your life!
At Skin Cancer Specialists, P.C. & Aesthetic Center, our dermatologists can help your skin stay healthy during the winter months and beyond. To learn more about keeping your skin healthy and beautiful, schedule a consultation at Skin Cancer Specialists, P.C. & Aesthetic Center today. (770) 422-5557.