We’re conditioned to use sunscreen all summer, but when you’re outdoors in bright winter sun, are you sufficiently protecting yourself? A new study found that daily, year-round sunscreen use can significantly slow the skin’s aging process by as much as 24 percent.*
Ultraviolet rays lead to skin damage, so sun protection is a must every day.
Take care of your skin now to prevent wrinkles and possibly melanoma later.
A great choice for the winter athlete is oil-free BullFrog Sunscreen. Originally invented for surfers, BullFrog goes on clear and offers broad-spectrum sun protection in a durable water-resistant formula.
Whether you snow board, ski, or work outside, Bull Frog is a reliable sunscreen engineered to stay put during sports and outdoor activities.
Remember, the sun’s damaging rays can harm your skin even during cold winter months and on cloudy days.
Follow these sun protection tips from BullFrog:
· Limit sun exposure, particularly between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. when the sun’s harmful UV rays are the strongest and most damaging to your skin
· Use a water-resistant, broad-spectrum SPF sunscreen with a value of 30 or higher
· Liberally apply sun protection 15 minutes before sun exposure
· Reapply every hour as needed, particularly after swimming or perspiring
· Your lips need protection, too—use an SPF 15 or higher lip balm
*Annals of Internal Medicine, June 4, 2013 http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=1691732
According to the Melanoma Research Alliance, over the past 40 years, melanoma has increased 800% among young women and 400% among young men, so it’s important to understand your risk. http://www.curemelanoma.org/about-melanoma/educate-yourself/reduce-your-risks/
My family and I used BullFrog sunscreens on our recent trip to Cabo San Lucas. The sun seems so much stronger in Cabo than in California so sunscreen is a must. The BullFrog sunscreens stayed on during our snorkeling and sand fun, were easy to apply and easy to wash off in the shower. The best part is that they aren’t greasy or oily. No oil means no slippage on the boogie boards and no breakouts later on. I applied the kid’s SPF 35 to myself because I wanted a little bit of a tan without the major damage. We used the 50+ on my daughter since she’s so fair-skinned and it did the job. My husband even wears BullFrog sunscreen every day because of how much time he spends outdoors between his job and cycling.
BullFrog has been a household brand for years because they work and are super affordable! They have products for everyone and can be found at your local Target or Drugstore.com