Endwell, NY, March 20, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Don’t let the below freezing temperatures fool you – the sun’s rays are equally at work during the winter months. The cold, dry air and increased exposure to ultraviolent radiation wreaks havoc on the skin. The skin, the largest organ, is particularly susceptible to moisture loss when in climate controlled indoor environments. Exposure to outdoor conditions can lead to chapping, windburn and other discomforts that can damage the skin and lead to premature aging.
With spring – and greater expanses of exposed skin – just around the corner, Southern Tier Dermatology & Aesthetics is ready to help get your skin ready for spring sports, vacations and eventually summer’s beach scene high-quality moisturizers and other skin products.
“The skin is the largest organ of the body,” says Dr. Colleen Crandell of Southern Tier Dermatology & Aesthetics. “Even though most skin is covered in winter, it is as important to maintain a good skin care regimen year-round.”
“Do not wait until the last moment to make a spring skin health appointment,” says Dr. Curt Fenkl. “Give your skin the opportunity to heal from winter’s stresses before embarking on spring and summer activities. Now is the time to schedule appointments and get in fast due to our hiring of additional providers as well as the large number of snow birds down South in the warmer weather until late Spring.”
Sunburn, a leading risk factor to melanoma, is caused by exposure to the sun’s UVA and UVB radiation. While summer time exposure is always a concern, protection during the winter months offered by the shade of tree leaves is lost and up to 80% of the sun’s rays can be reflected by snow cover.
In addition to a highly trained and professional medical staff available to treat all medical concerns, Southern Tier carries a full line of medically approved, professional grade skin care products at all of its locations – Endwell, Utica and Elmira – and online at www.stdermatology.com. Products available without a prescription include:
· Jane Iredale Cosmetics:
Known as "The Skin Care Makeup®," the Jane Iredale line of mineral cosmetics has been recommended by dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons the world over. The uniquely formulated products contain no parabens or talcs, and offer broad-spectrum UVB and UVA protection. The line features shades for women of all complexions, and a full array of cosmetics.
· CeraVe® Skincare Products:
All CeraVe Skincare products provide the benefits of unique, patented MVE® technology and are formulated with essential ceramides and other skin-nurturing and protective ingredients to replenish and retain needed moisture, particularly important during winter months.
· Vanicream™ Sunscreens:
Vanicream™ Sunscreen SPF 30 and 60 are broad spectrum sunscreens that protect your skin from cancer-causing UVA and UVB radiation.