Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sunscreen In the Winter?

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It may be cold outside, but the sun is still shining. Contrary to what you may think, the sun’s harmful effects on your skin do not come from the warmth it provides; rather it is the UV rays that penetrate your skin layers. Although the sun may not feel as warm during the winter, UV rays don’t go away. Therefore, your disciplined efforts to apply sunscreen during the summer shouldn’t stop when the colder months roll in.

We all look for ways to keep our skin firm, healthy and smooth. The truth is, sunscreen may be your most valuable weapon. Instead of wasting money on countless anti-aging creams, protecting your skin from sun damage may be the most influential step.

How do sunscreens work? There are many different types of sunscreen and a dermatologist can help you determine the right one for you. In general, sunscreens work by blocking the harmful UV rays of the sun. These are the rays that cause premature aging of the skin and skin cancer. Without proper protection, UV rays penetrate the deep layers of your skin and disrupt your skin’s cells. This leads to a host of unwanted results, such as wrinkles, sun spots, discoloration and texture changes.

When it comes to sunscreen, make sure you apply enough, apply it often and apply it daily. Don’t wait until you hit the beach or lay out by the pool to use your sunscreen. Your skin can absorb harmful rays even while riding in the car. In the winter months, the skin tends to be drier, which is an even greater reason to keep it moisturized and protected with sunscreen.

Think you’re okay to skip sunscreen when it is cloudy or even snowing? Think again. In fact, you may even need more sunscreen than normal when the ground is covered with the reflective effects of snow. On cloudy days, as much as 80% of the sun’s UV rays can reach your skin!

Adding sunscreen to your winter skin regime may be simpler than you think. There are countless products that offer both moisturizer and sunscreen in one bottle. At Olansky Dermatology Associates, we are happy to help you find the most convenient and effective ways to protect your skin through all seasons of the year.

Olansky Dermatology AssociatesAtlanta Dermatologist
3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 355-5484
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Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Our Happy Patients

Olansky Dermatology Associates

4.7/ 5.0

Based on 900 reviews

Suzanne H.

This was probably the best experience I’ve ever had going to a dermatologist. Every interaction I had with the staff was pleasant and they were so helpful. I had accidentally cancelled my appointment and the girls at the front desk help me get in so I could be seen and someone could help me. Which I really appreciated, most places would have just turned me away. The doctor or pa I saw that day I can’t remember her name was lovely and took great care of me. I will be going to Olansky’s going forward. You will not be disappointed! The staff is excellent!

Coriana W.

Dr. Bender honestly changed my life around. I had extremely bad hormonal and cystic acne, and have been told for years that there is nothing I can do but wash my face and etc.. Dr. Bender gave me hope that there is hope she helped get my confidence back and now I’m finally free. She cares about her patients and takes her time with you every visit. If you need help in anything derma-logical then you really need to go to her.

Jenny S.

The doctors and PA’s are great and very knowledgeable. I never have to wait to long and the office staff is always very nice. I also take my son there and they are great with him as well. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology.

Kristen R.

Olansky Dermatology is wonderful! Our whole family goes. My daughter has had terrible eczema through the years and both my kids had mollescum too. They always make things better and spend time explaining whats wrong and how to fix it.

Mike D.

I recently had a couple appointments at Olanksy Dermatology and was seen by Julia Lee. Julie was excellent and quickly took care of the issue I was having with my skin. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology and especially Julia Lee to anyone in need of a dermatologist.

Tamima D.

My husband is a patient of PA Sharon Doering I appreciate all she did for my spouse. She’s very down to earth & made him feel comfortable. Sharon communicated in a way that he can understand.
Thank You

Lisa H.

I see the physician assistant Sharon Doering and she has drastically improved my skin! I highly recommend this practice and their brilliant thourough doctors. I finally have glowing skin!

Betty G.

I have had excellent experience at Olansky Dermatology. Dr Burger is meticulous and thorough and has a most pleasant and calm manner. I have every confidence in her and this office.

Cheyenne G.

Very kind and understanding people. Dr. Bellamy and her nurse took the time to listen to all my concerns and never made me feel rushed.

Kishan P.

I was actually running a bit late, but they were very friendly and knowledgeable about what was going on with my skin. And also very timely.I will definitely stick with them!

Khol S.

Very professional and pleasant staff. When I arrived at my appointment this afternoon I was informed that my doctor called out sick and they tried calling to let me know but I just recently changed my number so they were unable to reach me. The receptionist was so sweet and helpful. Instead of leaving and making a new appointment they fit me in without an issue and without any waiting.

Susan H.

Dr. Ilyas was highly recommended to me so I decided to change dermatologists. I am so glad as I am pleased with his expertise and his highly professional manner. I am also delighted with Emily Raville, Aesthetician. She does a wonderful job and I am recommending her to my friends as well. I am completely satisfied – can’t get any better than that!