Are you still using your favorite sunscreen, even for these late winter/early spring months? Here are a few reasons why it’s important to use sunscreen year around.
There are different types of UV rays, the most common being UVA and UVB. UVA rays are present and the same strength year round, regardless of the season. They penetrate more deeply than UVB rays and cause premature aging and skin damage. UVB rays are the rays that cause skin to redden and burn. They are not as strong during the winter, so that means you most likely won’t get sunburned and you also will have no warning signs when you’ve had too much exposure. With snow on the ground that increases your exposure because the snow reflects the sun’s rays, which can result in a double dose of exposure. So get into a good routine of using a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher daily. Ask our Pinnacle Dermatology team for a recommendation today!