It’s about that time of year. If you’re a snow bird, you’re likely in the process of, or you’ve already headed south. And who can blame you from leaving Canada and the Northeast when temperatures are falling below freezing. There’s just no better time to head south to the Carolinas, Florida, Texas, Arizona, or the Caribbean to enjoy some fun in the sun. But just as the weather gets warmer, the sun gets brighter. Even though it may be winter in the southern states and even further south, the UVA and UVB rays of the sun can still do damage.

Protect Your Skin Even In the Winter:

-Wear broad spectrum UVA and UVB sunscreen and reapply every few hours. -Cover up. Wear a hat, large sunglasses, and clothing to cover your body if you’re planning on being outside for a longer period of time. -Avoid being outside during peak sunlight hours. As you age, you may notice hyperpigmentation and dark spots on your skin. Reduce dark spots with Zax’s Original Darkspot Cream made with natural ingredients like licorice extract, aloe, and vitamin E. Avoid dark sport correctors made with hydroquinone, a known carcinogen. Sara Novak is a Natural Health Care Expert for Zax Health. Follow her on Twitter at @sarafnovak.