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17 July 2017

Heading to the snow?

Heading to the snow?

If you're packing up for a trip to the ski-field, make sure you slip that sunscreen in your bag. And add a tube to your jacket pocket too! We see some significant sunburn from skin which has been exposed to the sun and harsh elements, and often these burns blister. Lips too require significant protection, the combination of cold and wind can make them very dry and cracked - and very painful. There is a lot of discussion around windburn. Sunburn is caused by UV radiation which is not related to temperature. A cooler or windy day in summer will have a similar UV index to a warmer day. So, there is still UV radiation on a sunny day at the ski-field. If it's windy and you get a red face, it's likely to be sunburn. This is often confused with the term 'windburn'. So, slap on the sunscreen and reapply during the day. Don't forget to moisturise well at the end of the day!