Summer May Be Over But the Sun is Still Out!

March 03, 2017

If you are like me, you have started to gather up your bathing suits, swim fins and beach towels and put them away for another year.  But WAIT! Don't put away the sunscreen (unless it's the chemically laden stuff, THAT you can throw in the garbage).

Just because is getting colder we are still being exposed to UVA radiation every day - the #1 cause of skin cancer and premature aging! Even on cloudy days 80% of UV radiation still gets through to us and the cumulative small daily doses that we get by going for a bike ride, or taking a long walk in the fall leaves that can add up to some serious damage over time.

Even more importantly, UV radiation increases by 4% for every 1,000 feet of altitude AND the reflection off snow can equal the 80% direct UV from the sun! So it is even more important if you live at high altitudes, or if you are going skiing or hiking, or even just walking the dog, to protect your skin from damage.

And of course, we would not want to discount the benefits of wearing hats and sunglasses to protect your skin this fall. But for your face and hands, and anywhere else that might be exposed - don't forget your arms if you go for a brisk walk and end up taking off your jacket! - use Bare Belly Organics to protect yourself.