Caring for the skin in the snow

Written by: Dr. Urbà González
Edited by: Noelia Pino García

skin care in spring snow Care for the skin when exposed to the sun is very important if you are skiing at these times of year. If you add a combination of increasingly intense solar radiation and snow, increases exposure to harmful ultraviolet (UV). This can be very dangerous because, at higher altitudes, there is less atmospheric layer to halt the increasingly intense ultraviolet rays in spring. In addition, the snow has a very powerful effect on these rays reflector.

Specialists in Dermatology claim that predispose sunburn to skin cancer and premature skin aging.


Tips for skin care in the snow

When skiing or any other sport in the snow, it is very important to protect the skin from cold and ultraviolet rays.

The use of high factor creams photoprotective (+50) in the area of the face, especially on the back of the nose, cheeks and forehead necessary. Your application must be early or at least one hour before sun exposure occurs. If necessary it can be applied again to the four or five hours. Using sunscreen is necessary even on cloudy days.

It is also very important to protect eyes. If protection is not adequate, there is a risk of eye damage that can lead to the development of early cataracts or retinal damage. the use of solar glasses to protect against ultraviolet rays is recommended. As in the case of creams photoresist, the glasses are to be used even on cloudy days.


Use of cosmetics in the snow

As far as possible, it is advisable to avoid perfumes, especially on the face and exposed areas. It is advisable to apply moisturizers to help the skin to better support the cold and moisture.



*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Urbà González

Doctor cum laude and extraordinary Prize in Medicine and Surgery from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Dr. Gonzalez completed his doctoral thesis at the Rockefeller University in New York. He specializes in medical-surgical Dermatology and Venereology since 1992. It participates actively in the Cochrane Collaboration in the field of dermatology based on evidence.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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