Did you know that winter sun can be just as damaging to your skin as summer rays, especially for those with darker skin tones? A recent survey by the American Academy of Dermatology revealed that many people are unaware of the risks of winter sun exposure, particularly for individuals with dark skin.
Here’s what you need to know to protect your skin year-round
I. Snow Reflects UV Rays
Snow may look pretty, but it reflects up to 80% of the sun’s harmful UV rays, increasing the risk of sunburn and skin damage, even for those with dark skin.
II. UV Rays Are Ever-Present
Even on cloudy days, UV rays can penetrate clouds and reach your skin. That’s why individuals with dark skin need to wear sunscreen every day, regardless of the weather.
III. Skin Cancer Prevention
Sunscreen isn’t just for preventing sunburn; it also helps prevent skin cancer, including melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, which can affect individuals of all skin tones. Protecting your skin now can save you from future health issues.
IV. Check Expiration Dates
Remember to check the expiration date on your sunscreen bottle, as expired sunscreen may not provide adequate protection. And don’t forget to store it properly to maintain its effectiveness.
At EXTRASHADE, we understand the importance of finding the best sunscreen for dark skin. That’s why our sunscreen formulations are specifically designed to cater to the unique needs of melanated skin, providing comprehensive protection against harmful UV rays. Don’t let winter catch you off guard – stock up on EXTRASHADE sunscreen today for the best protection for your dark skin!
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