Friday, November 12, 2010

Healthy Skincare Tips for the Month of November

Summer may be over, but the sun’s damaging UV rays are still out there. That’s why the American Academy of Dermatology has declared November to be National Healthy Skin Month. The goal is to raise awareness about the importance of keeping your skin fresh, hydrated and healthy, even in the winter and fall.

With that in mind, here are some tips to keep your skin healthy in November from Dr. Elizabeth K. Hale, Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology at NYU and a practicing dermatological surgeon:

Cloudy Days Still Mean UVA rays. Those wrinkle and age-spot producing rays are present rain or shine and indoors or out. Whether you’re driving your car, inside near a window, or outside on an overcast day, sun protection is essential.

Use Lightweight but Equal Protection. Although you may not need a heavy-duty sunscreen this winter, you should still use one that protects against UVA and UVB rays. Dr. Hale suggests Coppertone® Oil-Free Faces SPF 30, a lightweight product you can use.

Don’t Forget About Your Lips. Lips are the most exposed to the sun throughout the winter months. Toss an SPF-containing chapstick into your bag for everyday use to keep your lips hydrated and protected.

I love that Coppertone’s Oil-Free Faces product is also fragrance-free so you don’t smell like you just came from a day at the beach on a winter day! It’s also hypoallergenic so it won’t clog your pores. And there’s a “sensitive skin” version containing zinc oxide with an SPF of 50 that’s ideal for using on the kids when they’re heading out for a day of sledding, skating or skiing. It's even waterproof to survive those snowballs to the face!

So, have fun outdoors this fall and winter, but don’t forget to take good care of your family’s skin!



DISCLOSURE: I received samples of Coppertone sunscreen products to facilitate this review. No financial compensation was provided.

2 comments:

  1. Great article on skin care for the season change. I used to tell my kids all the time to make sure they kept their lips moisturized. Sometimes they listened, sometimes they didn't. :-)

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  2. These skincare tips are really great! Most people forget how irritated their lips can get in the winter and don't hydrate them until it's too late. Thanks for posting!

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