The Importance of Wearing Sunscreen in the Winter
You know to never hit the beach without dousing your entire body in a thick layer of sunscreen— ya know, until you resemble more of a ghost than an actual human. But now that the temperatures have dropped, and you’re spending less and less time outside, you may not remember to protect your skin as much. Even though you may not be laying on the beach in a swimsuit, your skin is still exposed to harsh UV rays even when you walk to your mailbox or even drive in our car.
Here at Jeffrey Maehara office, we recommend that patients use the EltaMD Skincare system to protect their skin all year long.
According to The Skin Cancer Foundation, more than 3.5 million new cases of noninvasive melanoma are diagnosed each year in the U.S. And more than 75,000 new cases of invasive melanoma are diagnosed. So, how can you protect yourself from being one of those numbers? Although there is no guarantee that you won’t ever get skin cancer, there are two main ways to shield your skin: avoiding the sun altogether and wearing a broad spectrum sunscreen every day.
Try to protect your skin from sun damage this winter by spending more time inside and less time exposing yourself to the sun.
When it comes to sunscreen, one of the best parts about the EltaMD sunscreen brand is that they have a variety of body sunscreens and tinted moisturizers to keep your skin protected and shielded all winter long. Plus, if you use a tinted moisturizer, it can also cover up light blemishes and sunspots which saves you a step every morning.
Depending on your lifestyle, Jeffrey Maehara and his staff may recommend one type of EltaMD sunscreen over another. Schedule an appointment at one of our locations to learn more about what type of sunscreen you should be wearing.