Do You Still Need Sun Protection In The “Off Season?”

Seasons Change But Our Need for Sun Protection Doesn’t

I just received this bulletin from the Sun Safe Tee Program and wanted to pass it along. No matter when you play outdoors, protecting your skin from the harmful rays of the sun should be a priority. Watch this short video from Annika Sorenstam with some good advice for all golfers.

If you are like most people, you may think about sun protection in the summer months or when it is really hot outside but not too much more than that.  That is unfortunate because using good sun protection is important all year round regardless of the temperature or the season.

The sun produces both UVA and UVB rays that reach the earth’s surface. UVB rays are considered the burning rays of the sun and are more prevalent during the summer.  Certainly in the summer months, the increased presence of UVB rays makes people more focused on sun protection.

UVA rays which can cause premature aging of the skin (wrinkles) and contribute to the development of skin cancer, are prominent all year.  UVA can penetrate clouds and glass,so your car’s window is NOT going to protect you.

Since sun damage and UV exposure is cumulative, it is important to use good sun protection all year round.  That means following our Sun SafeTee Tips. Visit our website to learn sun protection tips for golfers and view our instructional videos so you can “enjoy a lifetime of healthy golf™.”

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What do you do to protect your skin from the sun? Leave a comment below.

  2 comments for “Do You Still Need Sun Protection In The “Off Season?”

  1. Rita says:

    I wear a mesh Aussie safari hat with a neck flap. It’s cool and protects my ears and the back of my neck!

    • Pat Mullaly says:

      Sounds like a “cool” solution. Isn’t it a bit awkward on the course, though? Seems a lot of weight to carry? Although it will protect your neck I suppose. Where did you buy yours?

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