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Sunscreen is essential for preventing skin cancer and can be used in the summer and all year round. Although temperatures certainly decrease, that does not mean that the sun is less dangerous for your skin.

The fact is that sun rays can be as dangerous in the cold winter months as they are in the hot season, so it is best to take precautions. At the same time, we must mention that winter sports can make the sun more damaging to one’s skin. That is because winter sports are usually practiced on top of hills and mountains so that the sun can have a more substantial effect. Higher attitudes usually imply stronger UV rays. So, it is best to use sunblock products with an SPF of at least 15.

You may not be sweating, but that does not mean you cannot get sunburn in winter, too. Because UV rays are just as powerful throughout the year, this means that they can also burn your skin, no matter how cold it is outside.

Thus, apart from using sunscreen on sunny winter days, it is equally important to wear a hat with a wide brim or something that will cover your ears, neck, and nose.  If you have questions regarding your skin condition you should make an appointment with a MOHS dermatology Parker CO professional to have them answered.

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