Summer in Alaska is breathtaking, there’s no doubting that. However, in the land of the Midnight Sun, we as Alaskans owe it to ourselves to be sure we are properly educated on its effects.
#1 The Importance of Sunscreen
Melanoma is an extremely dangerous form of skin cancer and the leading cause of death when it comes to skin disease. The risk of melanoma is highest among those with fair skin and light colored eyes, and the risk increases with age. Unprotected sun exposure can also lead to long term damage and premature aging of the skin.
#2 Physical vs. Chemical Sunscreen
Physical Sunscreens contain active mineral ingredients, that sit on top of your skin to deflect and scatter damaging rays. Characteristics of this type of sun protection include:
#3 Which is Better for My Skin?
Physical Sunscreen protects your skin by blocking the sun’s harmful rays while Chemical Sunscreens absorb and can negatively effect your skin long-term. We recommend Physical Sunscreens to protect you against the Midnight Sun this season, feel free to stop by and peruse our selection of Physical Sunscreens today!
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