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Don’t Skip the Sunscreen During Monsoon Season


It’s tempting to skip the SPF when you walk outside and the cloud cover has Phoenix feeling a cool 95 degrees. But if you want to keep your skin looking young and healthy, resist the urge! Slather yourself and save your skin from damage that could be with you for the rest of your life. It’s important to use sunscreen during monsoon season despite the cloudy days.

UVA and UVB rays CAN be reduced by clouds, but that’s not always the case. UV rays can penetrate thin clouds with the strength to burn and damage your skin. UV rays can also be intensified by reflecting off the clouds. Still not convinced? Check out this article by HealthCentral.

How to apply sunscreen during monsoon season:

  • Use more than you think you need. Chances are you don’t use enough so the more the better!
  • Don’t forget your ears, neck and decolletage area (which are very susceptible to sun damage).

  • Use at least SPF 45 or higher.

  • Make sure to apply underneath makeup. Some brands add SPF to their formula, but in most cases it isn’t strong enough to prevent real damage.

Whether you’re laying by the pool on a cloudy day or playing the back 9 at one of Phoenix’s beautiful golf courses, be sun safe and use sunscreen during monsoon season..

If you’re already experiencing the effects of sun damage, visit our Mendelson Med Spa and learn more about our Regenlite system, a laser treatment that can greatly enhance the look of your skin and reverse some of the sun damage.