Don’t Forget Your Sunscreen

By Belle Du Chene

It might be overcast and feel like 5 degrees below zero outside, but that doesn’t mean you can forget about sunscreen. Some 80 percent of damaging UV rays pass through clouds, and UV rays also can penetrate glass–meaning that being inside doesn’t totally protect you from sun damage. Also, if you’re planning a ski trip, be sure to treat a day on the slopes like a day at the beach. In addition to getting exposure from the direct sun, you’re also getting rays reflected from the snow. The easiest way to combat the rays is to purchase a moisturizer with sunscreen in it, preferably one that contains lanolin or glycerin instead of an alcohol- or gel-based one.

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  • Block Island Organics

    Great advice! So easy to forget on cloudy days but as the article says, 80% of UV rays still get through. Important to use sunscreen every day no matter the time of year or type of weather.

    One thing to add, make sure you choose a sunscreen labeled “Broad Spectrum” (our sunscreens are an example). This means the sunscreen will protect you from both UVA and UVB rays.

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