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Sun Damage: Not Just a Summer Concern Beverly Hills, CA
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Sun damage and summer go hand in hand. Warm weather and sunny skies draw us outdoors to soak it all in, and unprotected skin suffers. Many people do not relate sun damage to winter, but the dangers of sun damage are present year-round.

Winter UV Rays

For many who live in warmer climates, winter vacations to snowy lodges offer a change of pace. Harsh winter conditions wreak havoc on exposed skin, leaving skin parched. Many people do not associate winter with sun damage, but UV rays are dangerous during the colder months, as well. Fresh snow can reflect as much as 80% of UV radiation.

UV exposure increases in higher altitudes, meaning your skin can become sunburned on the slopes. There is more than one type of UV ray that can damage, too. UVB rays, which cause sunburns in summer, are less intense in winter, but even though the levels are lower, they are still present. UVA rays are present no matter the season and can cause irreversible damage.

Protect Your Skin from Winter Sun

The old adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is true. It is preferrable to prevent sun damage than to try to repair it. Once the skin is damaged, it is very difficult to heal. Because of this, it is important to protect your skin the right way. Here are some tips to keep your skin healthy:

  • Always use sunscreen. Even cold, cloudy days can lead to UV exposure.
  • SPF lip balm will keep your lips moisturized and protected.
  • Wear a hat to block even more UV rays.

Winter ski and snowboarding trips are fantastic ways to pass the colder months, so be sure to have some wintertime fun while protecting your skin at the same time. If you would like more information about how to protect your skin, reach out to Parsa M.D. today.

Posted on behalf of Oculoplastic Surgery

465 N Roxbury Dr. Suite 1011
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Phone: (310) 777 - 8880

Fax: (310) 747 - 5909


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