I know it's cold here in Canada (blizzard conditions today in Manitoba) BUT sunscreen is still essential!
Here's why applying sunscreen should be an essential step to your skincare routine this winter (and every season). ❄🌞
UV exposure can almost double in winter months...thanks to the snow Light-coloured surfaces reflect the sun’s rays like a mirror, which causes UV rays to bounce off to you.
So a day out in the snow is like a day at the beach...only also add in wind burn potential with further drying effects on our first line of defense (our hydrated and smooth skin)!
Up to 80% of UV rays can penetrate through fog, clouds, haze and windows.
And lead to hyperpigmentation changes, wrinkles, leathery texture, and the big C 😲
So using a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily can help protect against the ravages of UV exposure throughout the year...add it to your winter basket beside your touque, mits, and scarf! ❄☃💖
Stay warm and safe everyone
Cindy Fehr RN(NP)
Cindy is an experienced RN(NP) residing in Southern Manitoba, Canada, with a passion to support her patients looking and feeling their best at every age. This blog is to support patients in gaining knowledge about skincare, medical aesthetics procedures, and health & wellness practices. It is her goal to share the knowledge she gains from continuous reading of research, and regular continuing professional development sessions. Pursuit of personal and professional growth is paramount to Cindy and she loves to share this learning with her patients.