It’s easy to forget about certain necessary precautions when tackling the outdoors in the summer. We spend our sunny days daydreaming about vast ice forests, traversing the arctic and climbing the world’s highest peaks, requiring layers upon layers of clothing and ColdAvenger masks to prevent from becoming ice fossils to be discovered in millions of years. But the summer weather also requires some necessary precautionary health measures that need to be addressed just as adamantly as wintertime health measures. Equally as painful – and possibly more dangerous than wind burn and frostbite, sunburn can be just as detrimental as any cold weather-induced skin ailment. Just because you’re not making an epic 600 mile trek to the South Pole (Doug Stoup) or leading the first women’s crossing of Greenland (Felicity Aston), your skin and health are still at risk for permanent damage. Outdoor USA Magazine did a quick blurb on how dangerous not taking care of your skin in the summer can be and it was less than comforting.
That being said, to ensure there are no speed bumps to your upcoming epic winter expeditions, do yourself a favor and slap on some sunscreen before you head out for your summer adventures. And don’t forget, your ColdAvenger will do its job to protect your facial skin.