Sun Protection AND Protection From The Elements
Choose A Ski Mask To Improve the Protection You Get From the Sun and the Wind
When you’re up on the hill skiing, the last thing you want to think about is putting on sunscreen. Why not employ the use of a ski mask instead? Today there are plenty of options available when it comes to a ski mask including full face masks as well as a ski mask to cover just a portion of your face like your nose or even your nose and cheeks.
The benefit of wearing a ski mask is that not only will you be protected from the sun, but your ski mask can protect you from the elements when the temperature is low or the wind is howling. Microfibers are available that make ski mask manufacturing very flexible and very fashionable. They provide comfort as well as a style. Some ski masks are made of neoprene, but those don’t provide the breathability that a micro fiber ski mask will provide.
As for sun protection a ski mask is also a good option over sunscreen. The excitement of skiing and snow play often means that you to forget basic sun sense responsibilities in caring for yourself and your kids even though a day in the snow is like a day at the beach as far as sun damage from ultraviolet rays. Instead of slopping on strange chemicals that in the long run may be harmful think about putting on a ski mask.
You should do all you can to avoid sun damage, which can result in skin cancer. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, for every 1,000 feet above sea level, UV exposure increases 8-10 percent. And UV rays can be 45-50 percent more intense than at sea level when skiing at altitudes of 9,000 feet or more. So sun protection is essential. In addition to your headwear, a ski mask can be a natural way to cover yourself up and avoid skin damage.
Failing to reapply sunscreen after a few runs can lead to skin damage and this dilemma can be avoided if you opt for the ski mask instead. Reapplication of sunscreen is essential; SPF numbers offer false security. Despite advertising claims, sunscreen does not remain adequately effective all day. If you’re sweating or if the wind is strong, you need to reapply even more often than every two hours. Your body should be thoroughly covered with ski apparel, so all that remains is your head and face. Most people don’t put on enough sunscreen. A child needs half a teaspoon of sunscreen for the face and neck while a ski mask will provide the sun protection and keep their skin from being exposed to the elements as well all day long.
Instead of scheduling your skiing before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m. to decrease your exposure to UVB rays choose a ski mask so you can ski all day. Although UVB rays decrease in the winter months, UVA rays remain constant from dawn to dusk and all year long, so wearing a ski mask can be your answer to this problem. Avoiding peak sun hours will can diminish your sun damage risk to UVB, that is also when the best skiing can be found and when a ski mask will come in very handy.
You’ll feel much better at the end of the day when you or your kids have decided to use a ski mask for sun protection instead of sunscreen. Your ski mask will allow you to ski all day and your skin won’t be covered by damaging chemicals.