Sun Safe on the Slopes
NSAA and Huntsman Cancer Institute have come together to promote Sun Safety on the Slopes. High elevation exposes your skin to more radiation. The sun reflects off the snow and is stronger than you think! A ski vacation with a sun burn is no fun! Protect your skin while enjoying the slopes in summer or winter.
To ensure you have a safe and fun day on the slopes, remember these tips to protect you from the sun and its radiation.
- Wear pants, long sleeves, and gloves even on warm days.
- Put on a hat or helmet that covers your ears.
- Wear 100% UV protection goggles or sunglasses.
- Apply generous amounts of SPF 30+ sunscreen on exposed skin every two hours.
- It’s not the heat of the sun that causes skin damage but radiation from the sun.
What to look for in sunblock:
- SPF 30 or higher
- Broad Spectrum
- Zinc Oxide, titanium dioxide or both
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