As temperatures drop, the sun sets earlier, and Fall turns into Winter, it's natural to move into hibernation-mode. We begin to spend more time inside, layer our clothing, and pack on the holiday weight. We also assume everything else hibernates. But one thing remains constant - the sun.
The sun doesn't hibernate.
And yet we stop applying sunscreen before we go outside as if it does. We're lulled into a wintry slumber, and inadvertently put our health at risk.
Skin cancer is the #1 diagnosed cancer in the US
Someone dies from skin cancer every 52 minutes
As few as 3 sunburns increases your chance of being diagnosed with melanoma by 65%
So we don't have the luxury of forgetting about the sun's harmful UV rays just because the temperatures start to fall.
Experts at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute report, "snow, ice, and water can all reflect the ultraviolet radiation that causes sunburn. Sunburn in turn increases the risk of developing skin cancer, and fall-winter sports enthusiasts can face just as much risk of getting sunburn as summer sunbathers."
So don't forget to apply your sunscreen all year long.
Be sure you're using an SPF 30 broad spectrum sunscreen
Apply sunscreen every 90 minutes
Spend time outdoors at places that provide sunscreen dispensers
Request a SUNSTATION near you!