Skin care is important no matter where you live in the world. Thanks to research in the field, it’s now understood that if you get too much skin damage via the sun’s harmful UV rays, you’re a greater risk of developing various skin ailments, one of which is skin cancer. The more damage you get over your lifetime, the greater your chances. When you add in the fact that industrial pollution has weakened the ozone, thus allowing more harmful rays to come through the Earth’s atmosphere, the problem of skin damage only gets more serious. Without proper care and taking the necessary precautions, you’re putting yourself at risk of developing skin cancer or other skin diseases.
Of course, there are certain parts of the world where the risk is much greater. If you live in Arizona for example, where the sun shines nearly every single day of the year, each time you step outside you’re absorbing the sun’s rays. That’s why it’s so important in states like Arizona to wear a hat and/or sunscreen every time you’re going to be outside for more than a few minutes. The more protections you put on your skin, the less likely you are to receive skin damaged.
Skin care in Colorado, like Arizona, is incredibly important. For one thing, the sun shines more than 300 days out of the year in Colorado. That means that more than 80% of the time, if you step outside in Colorado the sun is going to be shining. On top of that, there’s the elevation that most of the state sits at. The higher the elevation you are, the more damaging the sun’s rays are. They aren’t able to be absorbed as well by the atmosphere at higher elevations, which means that in states like Colorado the sun packs a greater punch than it does at sea level. Anybody who’s visited Colorado and stood outside for 30 minutes without any sunscreen on knows that the sun is more intense there. It doesn’t take much for it to burn you, which is why everyone living in Colorado needs to be especially diligent about their skin care. Anytime they’re going to be outside for more than 15 minutes they should be applying sunscreen, and they should all also consider investing in a sun hat of some kind. The more protection they put on their skin and their body, the lower their chances of having their skin damaged by the sun.
Any Colorado dermatologist will tell you that the sun is much more intense in the state than in most other places in the country. They all advise each of their patients to wear sunscreen on a regular basis, to apply it thoroughly and multiple times when they’re outside, and to wear hats and sunglasses to protect their face and eyes. Dermatologists in the state, like Asarch Dermatology, advise all of their patients to take every precaution possible when spending a significant amount of time outside. It doesn’t take much at such high altitudes for skin damage to occur.