Most of us wouldn’t think about going outside in the summer without sunscreen but don’t make it a priority once the weather turns cold.
Even in winter exposed skin on hands, neck and face are still vulnerable to the harsh ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun.
To protect skin in the winter, we recommend using a broad spectrum sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 15. Those taking part in high altitude winter sports like skiing or hiking should consider a higher SPF as the risk of UV exposure can be 20-30% greater than at lower altitudes.
Not sure what sunscreen is best for your skin, or wondering if your everyday moisturizer with SPF is enough protection? The providers at Commonwealth Dermatology are here to answer your questions and help keep your skin looking its best.
Contact us to for more information or to make an appointment.