Skin Care Colorado
Altitude greatly impacts your skin for several reasons. The lower atmospheric layer of the earth consists of gases and immense quantities of water and dust. These elements protect your skin from the sun’s radiation. The higher the elevation, the less dense the air and the less protection you have – about 4% for every 1,000 feet in altitude.
Though it takes 25 minutes to sunburn in New York, it can take as little as 6 minutes at 11,000 feet in Grand Junction. You can even sunburn when the weather is cloudy. Humidity drops with the temperatures at high altitudes. In addition to forced air heat, dry, cracked and flaky skin is almost certain.
High altitude can cause harm even the healthiest skin. It is estimated that 1 in 5 people develop a skin cancer in their lifetime. The following guidelines and tips can help you cope with the changes high altitude can bring to your skin care Colorado.