We all know by now about the damage that the sun’s rays can cause our skin — it’s one of the biggest skin-agers, causing premature lines, wrinkles and dark sports, not to mention skin cancer. In fact, some even say that it’s the sun, not time, that’s the biggest enemy of healthy, youthful-looking skin.
But the bright, sunny days of summer aren’t the only ones that call for a daily application of SPF. You need it even on winter’s coldest, cloudiest afternoons.
This is because the sun’s harmful UV rays still reach us even when the sun isn’t shining. In fact, nearly 80% of them reach us on overcast days, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. If you’re living or vacationing in a snowier climate, you’re at risk of skin damage as well, as snow also reflects 80% of the sun’s rays back onto the skin.
You’re not completely protected when you’re inside or in your car either. Glass blocks UVA rays, but the deeper penetrating UVB rays still pass through to damage our skin.
So how do we protect our skin from the damaging effects of the sun? The best way to keep skin looking young (and cancer-free) for both men and women is to use SPF every day, regardless of season or weather.
You can also contact the expert team at Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery to learn about both the surgical and non-surgical ways we can help you undo the sun’s damaging effects, ensuring that look and feel like your best, most vibrant self.
Post Provided by Benjamin Stong MD, Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE, #910
Atlanta, GA 30342
Phone: (404) 963-6665