It's been a few days since my last post. Are you ready for Healthy Tip number 5? Here it is! (from www.mindbodygreen.com)
5. Wear sunscreen
You’ll like the crow’s feet you have from all the smiles, but the scars from the “suspicious moles” removed? Not so much. Save yourself the trouble and slop on that sunscreen.My comments: We all know that wearing sunscreen is very important, but must of us never apply it, especially in the winter! I will be the first to admit that I hardly ever apply sunscreen as soon as the weather gets cold. It's hard to think of the possibility of getting a sun burn when old man winter comes for a visit and the sun sets by 4:30 pm! But regardless of the temperature or the season, the sun still emits ultraviolet or UV rays, which is a type of radiation that can damage our skin and lead to premature aging, ie. the infamous crow's eyes, or even more devastating, cancer.
Here are some interesting facts for you regarding UV rays in the winter and why wearing sunscreen is important!
Even on a cloudy winter day, up to 80% of UV rays reach the ground
d. Sunscreen has been proven to protect us from the sun's UV rays and therefore, help prevent premature aging!
e. Sunscreen can also reduce the likelihood of developing skin cancer!
So whether or not you are a winter sports enthusiasts, wearing sunscreen in the winter is worth it! But choosing the right products is also very important. Here is a link that provides a quick guide to effective, year round, sun protection products:
Oh, one more thing. Don't forget to protect your lips! They need protection from the sun just as much as your skin does!
Stay active and anything is possible!