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As temperatures fall into the freezing range, you may be asking yourself if you really need to apply that sunscreen. The answer, unequivocally, is yes!

Whether you want to hear it or not, I dish out advice concerning best practices for your skin. And, applying a good UVA/UVB blocking sunscreen daily, year round, is one of the most important things you can do.

The sun's UV rays are composed of 3 types: UVA, UVB and UVC. While UVC rays generally burn up before they reach the earth's atmosphere, you should be concerned about both UVA and UVB rays. Summer sun carries both UVA (Aging) and UVB (Burning) rays. In the winter, UVB rays are quite weak, but UVA rays abound. Deeper penetrating UVA rays won't give you sunburn, but they will age your skin.

Think of sunscreen as your insurance policy to minimizing the appearance of wrinkles, age spots, saggy skin and costly medical procedures.  It's winter, yes. And you still need your sunscreen.

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Sharmani Pillay is a Registered Pharmacist who specializes in anti aging skin care and women's wellness. She owns and operates an online skin care store at [Link Removed]
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      Vikki Hall wrote Jan 18, 2012
    • I’m not sure if it’s my sunscreen or my face lotion but I have had serious breakouts and my face feels oily. So what sunscreen do you recommend that will prevent oiliness?



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      Pharmagirl wrote Jan 19, 2012
    • Vikki, What have you been using, and have you experienced a lot of sun exposure? It's always a good idea to discontinue use of a product if you experience any burning, crusting, swelling or itchiness. A breakout may be occuring for any number of reasons, but skin can be damaged by sunscreens which are not sufficiently photostable, and acne can be caused by sun allergies. For oily skin, I always recommend the very light and effective [Link Removed] Hope your skin settles down soon! Sharmani


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