The days become shorter, colder, and cloudier as we transition into the colder months of Fall and Winter. This means for many of us that we begin to spend more time indoors than we do during the summer months under the sun. However, even though we may begin to hibernate, did you know that wearing sunscreen is still important during the fall and winter months?
Sunscreen Year Round
Yep, you read that right! Wearing sunscreen year-round is a necessity. You may typically associate slathering on sunscreen during the hot months of summer or when you are enjoying a vacation to a warmer climate because you can actually feel the sun’s rays beating down on you. However, even when it is cold or there is a cloudy day, the sun can still damage your skin.
Why Wear Sunscreen?
The general purpose of sunscreen is to protect our skin from UV radiation from the sun that can penetrate and damage our skin. While you may think of sunscreen only as protection from getting a sunburn, daily use of sunscreen has many more benefits.
Benefits of Wearing Sunscreen Daily:
- Protects skin from sunburns
- Reduces the signs of aging
- Limits the appearance of sunspots
- Reduces the risk of skin cancer
What if I’m Not In The Sun?
This is a common thought for many people and it is completely understandable. When you walk outside on a cold and/or cloudy day it may seem useless to think about applying sunscreen. As we drive our morning and evening commutes, sit by a natural lit window, or play outside on a cloudy day, the sun’s UV rays can still cause sun damage to our skin.
During colder months when you are bundled up, your clothing will provide a shield from much of the sun’s harmful rays, but it is still important to apply sunscreen to the areas not protected like your face and hands.
How To Choose a Sunscreen
Putting on sunscreen every day may sound like a hassle. That is why Pharmacy Solutions recommends EltaMD Sunscreen as an easy choice. Everyone’s skin is unique and EltaMD offers solutions to treat your skin with a custom regimen. You can choose a sunscreen based on your skin type whether you have dry skin, oily skin, acne-prone skin, rosacea-prone skin, sensitive skin, uneven skin tone, damaged skin, redness, dark spots, etc. There is a formula for you. EltaMD skincare products are formulated for every skin type, lifestyle, and condition to protect, renew and heal skin health.
Check Out Our Sunscreen Solutions Today!
Call the pharmacy to speak with one of our staff members about the best sunscreen for your skin type. You may also check out all the products we offer on our online store!