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SNOW 

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snow and your skin

When the temperature drops and the snow begins to fall, your skin can be impacted in a few different ways.

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Frostbite

When the temperature dips below freezing, it’s critical to protect your skin from cold-weather health risks. Frostbite occurs when the skin – and sometimes the tissue beneath the skin – freezes due to prolonged exposure to cold temperatures. Depending on how long and how frozen the tissue, frostbite can result in severe, sometimes permanent, damage. [1]

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Cold Temperature

In cold conditions skin reacts by narrowing the blood vessels to protect the body from losing too much heat. Sustained cold temperatures reduce sebaceous gland secretion and cause skin to dry out. Low humidity, as found in airplane cabins and even caused by central heating, can cause skin to become dehydrated and lead to increased sensitivity. [3]

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Reflection

A good thick snow cover will reflect up to 80 percent of the sunlight that's hitting it.

Bare ground or grasslands might only reflect 10 or 20 percent of the sunlight falling on it. [2]

 

THERE IS A SOLUTION!


 

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 A TWO STEP SOLUTION


PROTECT

Harken Derm SPF 50 All Mineral sunscreen will aid in your defense against the harsh conditions. Acting as an invisible shield, it will deflect the double dose of harmful UV rays that can be caused from the reflecting snow. Our sunscreen also has antioxidants to help repair the skin, while it is protecting you. You can feel ushered that this sunscreen will stay where you put it, and will work as hard as you do, to keep your skin healthy in the toughest conditions.

Repair

At the end of the day your skin has been through a battle ground of stressors the cold will put on it. Your skin need to replenish those lost proteins and enzymes. Our Daily After Sun Skin Repair Lotion is botanically formulated with 11 antioxidants to do just that. The antioxidants work as a team to help retain moisture, firmness, and keep your skin silky smooth for the next day.


 

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