Why wear sunscreen in winter?

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    👑RebYidd23
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    Dermatologists recommend it, but why, when it’s always night and you’re always indoors or hidden under a coat and scarf?

    #1668126

    Mammele
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    Dermatologists only look out for your skin, not the whole you that needs unblocked sunshine. They’re afraid one whiff of sunshine will ruin your skin down the road, or that you won’t know to set boundaries such as if you’re under the sun for more than say 1/2 an hour, during peak hours in Miami, use sunscreen.

    So I’d love to ignore their advice, but the cosmetics industry has decided to include sun blocking ingredients in almost every product applied to the face.

    #1668203

    whitecar
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    Actually i drive alot for my job. My hand which is exposed to the sun through the windshield got sunburnt (and is hurting like crazy) . Google it, sunburns can happen in the winter. Apparently it doesnt come down to heat

    #1668325

    👑RebYidd23
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    It’s different if you drive without gloves, although you could have UV protection in your windshield. It doesn’t come down to heat, but what about coverage? Most people spend most of the winter completely covered or indoors.

    #1668531

    Yserbius123
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    If you live in a place where snow stays around all winter long, sunscreen is an absolute necessity. The worst burns I’ve gotten were when I went skiing for a few days.

    #1668540

    DovidBT
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    In view of a recent Daf Yomi, I think the Moon would be offended by this topic.

    #1668543

    Gadolhadorah
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    Its not just the dermatologists and cosmetic companies pushing some hyped agenda. A decade ago, EY had the second highest rate of skin cancer in the world (after Australia/New Zealand) because as explained by the Health Ministry, of the large number of residents from Europe and North America, whose fair skin was vulnerable to the high level of solar radiation in the desert climate. In a strange twist tied to another thread here in the CR, the health ministry also linked the high incidence of skin cancer in EY to trends in dress fashions that allow more of the body and skin to be exposed to the sun than is customary in neighboring middle eastern countries. The good news is that the skin cancer rate in EY has dropped substantially in recent years (EY is no longer in the top ten countries with high rates) and the survival level has improved as the younger generation has become more aware of the risks. I’m wondering if anyone has compiled data comparing skin cancer rates among the chareidi tzibur to those of the secular tzibur, but based on the above, it presumably much lower.

    #1668558

    👑RebYidd23
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    It’s different for you freaks who actually go outside.

    #1668572

    👑RebYidd23
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    In most places in EY, it is almost always warm enough to go outside without a scarf and gloves.

    #1668576

    justme22
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    only one of the two UV perpetrators, UVB, is actually lessened by clouds and winter. The other, UVA, is there year-round.UVA rays that cause damage are just as strong in winter. Getting sunlight also has benefits year round

    #1668599

    👑RebYidd23
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    Roofs and clothing block UV and other light.

    #1668617

    Amil Zola
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    UV index of 6-7 would require sunscreen. The index numbers are usually available on the NWS online weather report for your area. It is possible to have UV ratings of 6-7 on cloudy or overcast days. Believe it or not in some parts of the country that have winter weather people do participate in outdoor activities and do not spend all of their free time indoors.

    #1668648

    Lightbrite
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    Moisturizing and to prevent wrinkles from minor accumulation of UV rays over your lifetime

    #1668853

    👑RebYidd23
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    So how does your skin not crack and bleed way before you get a sunburn, people who go outside with skin exposed in the winter?

    #1668968

    Amil Zola
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    RebYidd23 sunburn is a way of our dermis coping with over exposure to the suns rays. Most skin damage from the sun may occur years after exposure. Just google sun damaged skin.

    #1668987

    👑RebYidd23
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    And cracking and bleeding is the way our skin doesn’t cope with the cold and instead lets you down entirely, requiring many people to cover up every inch of skin with layers of fabric.

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