With the cooler weather having us bundled up in jackets, scarves and hats, most of us have decided to put away the sunblock for the season. However, it is just as important to wear sunscreen during the winter as it is in the spring and summer. Although we may not spend as much time outdoors during the winter, the sun can still cause damage to the skin.
While protecting your skin from harmful UV rays with sunscreen, remember that you can receive skin cancer screenings at Dr. Jeff Alexander’s Dermatology Clinic any time of the year. In fact, it is ideal to remove skin growths when the weather is colder. This is because the treated area needs to be covered and out of the sun to avoid scarring.
Since it is essential to care for your skin all year long, we recommend using facial moisturizer with SPF or a quality facial sunscreen, and applying stronger sunblock when spending longer periods of time outdoors. You can purchase a variety of sunscreens from Skin Care Institute including EltaMD® and SkinMedica®. Routinely check your skin for abnormalities due to sun damage such as new moles or freckles and contact Dr. Jeff Alexander’s Dermatology Clinic for information about skin cancer screenings and treatment.
Contact Skin Care Institute in Tulsa, OK at 918.948.9639 for more information about skin cancer screenings, skincare and sun protection in the winter.