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The weak sun of late winter and early spring can sometimes lull people into thinking it can have no effect on their skin. Yet people who spend a significant amount of time outdoors, or who live in a warm latitude might still suffer from excess sun exposure. This could also include reflected light.

If it’s left unaddressed sun’s rays can still affect your skin. This can be compounded by a pale winter complexion. In time, it could even lead to a winter sunburn.

This level of damage to the dermis can hamper the natural cellular function of your skin cells can also be affected by sun exposure. In the case of a significant sunburn, it could also decrease exfoliation, and cause other dermal complications.

If you know you are going to be outside for a significant amount of time and might be overly exposed to the sun’s ray, it’s still wise to apply a modest amount of sunblock to the skin in exposed areas. If you would like there are several varieties of sunblock available at Institute for Plastic Surgery’s clinic.

If you are unsure of what level of protection you need Dr. Otis Allen and his team can help you understand the best sun protection factor for your skin type and complexion. This might also include using antioxidants to further nourish your skin.

If you are in the Bloomington, Illinois, area and you need help finding the right sunblock for winter and spring you can always call 309.827.3881 to set up a consultation with the skincare specialists at Institute for Plastic Surgery’s clinic.