Should I Wear Sunscreen in The Winter?
Winter is the season for skiing, snowboarding, snowball fights and other exciting winter sports. Whether they’re on vacation or staying local for the winter break, your more active clients are bound to take advantage of seasonal activities. Unfortunately, many clients spend their time outside in winter without realizing the potential danger they’re putting themselves in. The fact is very few people realize that colder temperatures do not mean that the sun’s harmful rays have gone away. The higher altitudes where activities like skiing and snowboarding take place can have UV rays that are much stronger than those at a lower height. The strength of UV rays increases by 4-5 percent with every 1000 feet above sea level, making the exposure at an alpine level sometimes 35-45 percent higher. This makes applying a medical grade white label skin care sunscreen from your personal line of skincare products essential to their health and safety.
UV Rays and Winter
For the most part, UV ray strength and exposure are at their highest during summer, but their presence is still strong even during cloudy winter days where 80 percent of the sun’s UV rays still reach the ground. Snow on the ground can end up reflecting 80 percent of those rays, making even the most bundled up snow bunny still susceptible to sun exposure while they’re out on the slopes. Without proper protection, a day out in the snow can lead to a serious sunburn on a client’s face even when it’s overcast.
These factors have led to higher risks of squamous cell carcinoma in people that participate in alpine sports. With dermatology experts predicting that one in five Americans will get skin cancer in their lifetimes, preventing UV exposure daily is essential to maintaining a long, healthy life. These risky levels of UVA and UVB exposure during winter, even at a low altitude, make educating clients about medical grade white label sunscreen and its importance during winter essential when advising them about their skincare routine.
Benefits of Using CosMedical's Sunscreen
CosMedical Technologies has developed a broad spectrum replenishing sunscreen that will keep your customers safe from the damaging effects of the sun for up to two hours. This specially formulated SPF 36 sunscreen will not only keep clients guarded against sun exposure while out adventuring in the snow, but it also hydrates and soothes skin, protecting clients from the drying effects of winter’s harsh winds.
By applying our medical grade white label sunscreen liberally every two hours on all exposed skin, this sunscreen shields against UVA/UVB damage while firming and reducing signs of aging. During vigorous activity where a client is prone to heavy sweating, this product should be reapplied immediately after the end of the activity. With proper use, this multi-purpose white label skincare sunscreen can be a regular part of a client’s routine to protect and improve overall skin quality throughout the season.
CosMedical Technologies has developed this paraben-free sunscreen to benefit clients like yours all year round. Designed to be safe for sensitive and rosacea-prone skin, our Replenishing Sunscreen’s multi-benefit formula is a great addition to any client’s skin care routine and will keep them guarded against the sun, wind and cold as they enjoy their time out in the great outdoors this season. To learn more about this and other great CosMedical Technologies’ white label skin care products available to create your own line of skin care treatments for your clients, contact CosMedical Technologies today.