As the weather gets cooler and the days grow shorter, it’s easy to think that you don’t need sunscreen anymore. After all, you’re just commuting to work or running a few errands. And you’re wearing a jacket. That should have you covered, right?
Nope. No matter how cool the temperature feels, the sun’s ultraviolet rays can still cause damage to the DNA in your skin within just a few minutes. Even though your jacket blocks some rays, every little bit of sun you feel on your face, neck, chest, ears or hands accumulates and can lead to the signs of aging as well as skin cancer. And those are the spots where skin cancer appears most often.
The answer? Make sunscreen, a hat and UV-protective sunglasses a daily habit all year long. See our downloadable skin protection guide for details.