5 Ways to Give Yourself Optimal Sun Protection This Fall & Winter

It’s easy to brush off lathering on sunscreen during the cool fall and winter months when the sun isn’t so blistering, but did you know that your face is the only part of your body that is exposed year round? That means it’s the one area you should always care for, no matter what the temperature.

So what can you do? Here are five ways to give yourself optimal sun protection this fall and winter:

1)    First thing in the morning, apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen to your face and neck with all-natural minerals that guards against harmful UVA “aging” and UVB “burning” rays. This will give you the protection you need for the day. Try the new Isa SunGuard™, which is SPF 30, PABA-, fragrance-, and phthalate-free, and contains natural botanicals and vitamins.

2)    Add sunglasses and encourage your children to wear them, too, especially if you live in a snowy climate where the sun’s ultraviolet rays are intensified because of their reflection off of the snow.

3)    Seek the shade. By staying out of the sun’s direct rays, you’ll give yourself one more layer of protection from harmful UVA and UVB rays. Wear a hat if you’re going to spend an extended amount of time out in the sun. And remember, although UVB rays cannot penetrate glass when you’re in the car or at home, UVA “aging” rays can!

4)     Check out the latest clothing lines that include sun protective fabrics that block harmful UVA and UVB rays. Even long sleeves and pants are no match for the sun’s UVA rays, which can still penetrate regular fabrics.

5)    Limit your mid-day activities outside when the sun’s rays are most intense. If you still have plans around the noon-time hour, just be sure to cover up and keep it short.

Sunshine Vitamin Tip: In the summertime, a few minutes of unprotected sun exposure daily can give you a healthy dose of vitamin D. However, in the fall and winter in most of the United States (in latitudes above Flagstaff, Arizona or Atlanta, Georgia) the sun’s UVB rays are not strong enough to penetrate the atmosphere for production of the vitamin-like hormone. Most people are also deficient because of time spent indoors, especially during the fall and winter months. Be sure to supplement by taking Ageless Essentials™ Daily Pack, which provides 2,000 IU of Vitamin D per day along with other key nutrients.

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Get more tips on healthy skincare for every season from Scientific Advisory Board Member Marilyn Territo.