Who thinks about sun protection in the cold winter months? Sunlight, specifically UV radiation, is the Number #1 cause of skin cancer as well as unsightly wrinkles, age spots, thinning, more fragile skin, in short … dreaded premature aging? It is easy to forget about the dangers of Ultraviolet (UV) radiation when the majority of your body is covered and protected with layers of clothing. But what about your face? The winter months are not the time to let down your guard against premature aging and skin cancer.
With your sun safety in mind, here are 5 things to keep in mind about winter sun protection:
1. UVA radiation is still high and doing damage – UVB radiation decreases during the winter months but dangerous UVA radiation is still in full force… and for the whole day. Both UVA and UVB contribute to skin cancer however UVA is thought to play a more dramatic role in premature aging.
2. Sun damage is cumulative – Many people do not realize that the worst areas for skin cancer and premature aging are those areas exposed to the sun throughout the year, not just in the summertime. Small doses of ultraviolet light that never cause overt skin damage, over the years, causes a collection of micro-scars that damage the skin. The result is premature aging.
3. Cloudy weather does not offer much protection – Up to 80% of UV radiation can penetrate this deceptive cover and harm your skin.
4. Higher altitudes mean more UV radiation – For every 1,000 feet you climb in altitude, UV radiation increase 4%. This fact is especially important to all you skiers and snowboarders wearing just a knit stocking cap.
5. Medications can mean unexpected sun sensitivity – Protecting your skin from the sun’s rays is always important, but it becomes even more so when your medication causes photosensitivity. Hundreds of medications, (including everyday antibiotics, hormones and diuretics) may cause you to be extra sun sensitive.
So what’s a body to do? To better protect your face, choose a winter sun hat that has a brim. Preferable a 3 inch wide brim or greater, depending on the outdoor activity you doing. Winter sun hats are also available that are rainproof and have warm polartec linings.
And don’t forget UV radiation that has been reflected up or scattered from a surface such as snow, water or sand. It is extremely important to protect yourself from these reflective sunrays which are almost as dangerous as direct rays. Snow, for example, can reflect up to 80% of a full dose of sun. To combat reflective rays, wear a thick coat of broad spectrum sunscreen reapplied throughout the day.
Making the effort to protect your skin in the winter months will go far in preventing skin cancer and keeping you looking youthful. Why not make the effort today to protect your tomorrows?
Summer is right around the corner (at least in the northern hemisphere), which is good news for those who enjoy spending time outdoors in the sun – but which can also lead to a very red penis for men who decide to engage in a little nude sunbathing. Whether a serious tanner or just a guy who wants to let it all hang out once in a while, any guy who is going to be exposing his tool to direct sunlight needs to engage in proper penis care in order to avoid the pain and discomfort of a sunburned piece of equipment. And if the prospect of pain and discomfort isn’t incentive enough, remember that a sunburned penis is not going to be able to engage in sex until it has healed.
Do take it slow.
Especially when dealing with skin which is not accustomed to exposure to sunlight, it’s best to take it in stages. Rather than expose this kind of skin to hours and hours of direct sunlight, a person should do it a little at a time. This is even truer when talking about the penis skin: not only is this skin (in most cases) unused to direct exposure to the sunlight, but penis skin is much thinner and more sensitive than skin on other parts of the body. A man definitely needs to “take it slow” when it comes to letting his member roam about al fresco, even though he is using sunscreen (the use of which will be addressed later).
This doesn’t mean that a man can’t plan to spend an entire day at the local clothing-optional beach if he so desires; but it does mean he needs to allow some “cover up” time. A rule of thumb for the beginner is to cover up the member every 30 minutes (or sooner on days when the sun is especially strong). Keeping the little guy covered for 15-20 minutes before unveiling it again is probably adequate, assuming that a man is confident that no burning has already occurred.
There are any number of cover-ups that can be employed, including:
– A bathing suit.
– A jock strap.
– A towel.
– A bathrobe.
– A sheet.
– A large plastic or paper cup.
– A newspaper or magazine.
– Simply lying on the beach on the stomach.
Don’t forget the sunscreen.
Using an appropriate sunscreen or sunblock is absolutely essential. There are scores of sunscreen products out there and picking the proper one can be confusing; however, whatever choice is made, it needs to have the following attributes in order to be most effective:
– A Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 45 or higher. Most sunblock products proudly display their SPF number on the front. SPF generally refers to protection from UVB rays, but not to UVA rays. If a sunscreen is labeled as having a “broad spectrum UVA” number, that number refers to its effectiveness at blocking both UVA and UVB rays.
– Water resistant/sweat resistant.
– Application as a lotion. Lotions are much more effective than spray-ons, which offer “spottier” coverage.
– No perfumes or added scents.
It’s important to re-apply sunscreen at least every two hours, and after each dip in the pool or ocean.
Avoiding a red penis doesn’t stop when the nude sunbathing is done. A man needs to take steps to further care for his tool. Even when the penis has been covered in sunscreen and spent a great deal of time in the water, being exposed to direct sunlight can cause it to dry out.
Whether he has a sunburned red penis or not, the wise man will wash his penis with a gentle cleanser to remove any sand or dirt, then generously apply a high quality penis vitamin cream (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil) in order to ensure proper penis moisturization. The key is to use a cream that includes a really superior emollient; shea butter is an excellent choice in this 메리트카지노 area, especially if it is included in a cream that also contains the natural hydrating power of vitamin E. The chosen cream should also include a range of other vitamins, such as A, B5 and C, which can help counteract effects from too much sun.