Here are some tips from an Olympic Skier, Julia Mancuso, gives her sun protection tips for the slopes!

  • “Put sunscreen on 15 minutes before going outdoors because it takes time for your skin to absorb the sunscreen and start protecting you.”
  • “When selecting a sunscreen, choose a product that has an SPF 30 or greater with broad-spectrum (UVA and UVB) protection to prevent skin cancer and wrinkles.”
  • “Make sunscreen a part of your ski gear bag so you always have sunscreen with you.”
  • “Don’t forget your nose. I always protect my nose and wear zinc oxide to protect against sunburn.”
  • “Find a time while you are on the slopes to reapply sunscreen every couple of hours because sunscreen wears off. I reapply every time I go into the lodge.”
  • “To make sure you never forget to protect your skin, start your day with a daily moisturizer with sunscreen in it.” 
  • “Wear goggles or sunglasses with UVA/UVB protection to protect your eyes.”
  • “Since UV rays are more powerful at a higher altitude and rays reflect off the snow, wear a mask or bandana to protect your face from the sun. Doing so also helps prevent a wicked goggle line.”
  • “Wear a hat. When I am not wearing my helmet on the slopes, I love my trucker hats which help protect my face from the sun.”

 

Source: http://www.aad.org/stories-and-news/news-releases/olympic-skier-julia-mancuso-encourages-people-to-protect-their-skin-this-winter