Just because you've packed away your bikini doesn't mean you're safe from sun damage. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, snow reflects 80 percent of UV rays. When those hit unprotected skin, you can burn. UV radiation exposure increases along with altitude, making sunblock even more of a must for skiers and snowboarders.
Protect your skin with a water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, covering all exposed areas, including your face, neck, hands, and scalp. To ensure broad-spectrum UV coverage, check the labels for ingredients such as avobenzone, oxybenzone, titanium dioxide, or zinc oxide. Skiers and snowboarders should opt for goggles with UV protection, and everyone needs to slick on SPF lip balm.
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