Even when the air gets cold and the sun is farthest away, it’s still important to wear sunscreen daily. Sunscreen is usually only thought of for beach days or long hikes in the sun, but your risk of skin damage and even skin cancer is no less in the winter. Here’s what you need to know about the sun and your skin:
The Skin Cancer Foundation explains that “Regular daily use of SPF 15 sunscreen can reduce your risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) by about 40%, and lower your melanoma risk by 50%.” Everyone - from six months of age through the rest of their life - should wear sunscreen daily to reduce their risk of skin cancer and also reduce overall skin damage (which includes wrinkles and other signs of aging).
Even when it’s cloudy, up to 80% of the sun’s UV radiation reaches the earth, meaning you can get skin damage from the sun even when it’s overcast.
So what should you do if you know you’ve already accumulated years of sun damage to your skin, before we knew just how dangerous the sun really is? The first thing you can do is halt the harmful effects of sun damage by applying SPF 30 sunscreen to all exposed skin every day.
Environ Skin Care can help you heal and protect the look of your skin from the effects of future damage with our award-winning sunscreen. It's formulated with a combination of physical sunscreens and a unique phyto-complex to work synergistically in protecting the appearance of the skin from harsh environmental influences and the damaging effects of the sun.
Get started toward sun-safe skin today by visiting your Environ Skin Care professional, who has extensive product knowledge and training. They will go the distance to help you reach your skin care goals. To find your local Environ stockist, call 877.337.6227 today!