Most people don’t equate winter holiday season with sunburn, skin ageing and skin cancer risk but if you are heading off to the slopes for a ski holiday you should.
Research which was published in the Archives of Dermatology has shown that skiers inVale, Colorado were exposed to up to 10x as much UV radiation as professional cyclists in the Tour de Suisse in the summertime at similar altitudes.
The reason for the increased exposure to harmful UV rays is due to the fact that the sunlight reflects off the snow. Skiers are particularly vulnerable on sunny days but even on cloudierdays skiers are still at risk.
It is understood that up to 85% of UV rays are reflected off the snow. Given that the rays come from the ground as well as the sky, skiers are also vulnerable to sunburn in places they wouldn’t necessarily think of putting sunscreen or to cover up.
Skin cancer is primarily caused by cumulative exposure to the sun. Melanoma skin cancer is the most aggressive form of skin cancer.
Dermatologists agree that the best way to prevent skin cancer is by wearing UPF 50+ sun protective clothing, which is also known as sun protection or UPF clothing.
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Many of us see the ultraviolet (UV) index on weather reports and read about UV alerts at particular times of the day. But do you know what it actually means and how it affects you?
There are two main types of UV rays and both cause damage to skin cells. Ultraviolet light is a form of radiation invisible to the human eye. Ultraviolet wavelengths of sunlight are made up of UVB, which has shorter wavelengths and higher energy, and UVA, which has longer wavelengths and lower energy.