• February 14, 2023 at 2:52 pm

    I’ve been enjoying getting out and walking especially when the weather is sunny and the sidewalks are clear enough. Lately it really hasn’t been bad, thank goodness, but while I”ve liked the sun, a lot of what I read online says I still have to wear sunscreen even in the winter. I barely get any sunlight in winter. Isn’t sunlight important to mental and physical health because of Vitamin D? How am I supposed to get any of that without even a bit of sunlight.  Should I be putting sunscreen on my face and blocking out the little bit of sun I get every few days?

  • February 27, 2023 at 3:17 pm

    If you’re out there for 10 minutes or less, don’t worry about it.  If you are out there on a very sunny day for more than 10 minutes, I’d wear sunscreen. In fact, I do. Yes, the sun isn’t as strong in winter, but there’s a lot more reflecting, especially if there’s sun on the ground.  Same reason that you burn faster next to a pool than you do just sitting on a lawn. The reflection from the ground means you’re getting UV rays from 2 directions instead of just one.

  • March 6, 2023 at 2:55 pm

    It’s always a good idea to wear some sunscreen. Skin cancer is a risk at any time. Even just a 15 is good. If you make it a part of your daily skin care routine, you won’t even notice you’re doing it before long.

  • March 9, 2023 at 3:06 pm

    Thanks! I guess if I’m just going to be out for a handful of minutes, I’m fine. Anything else and I’ll add sunscreen.

  • March 16, 2023 at 2:19 pm

    Now that the days are getting longer and milder, I’d definitely recommend sunscreen or at least a good brim on your hat.