Do you need SPF in winter? Yes! SPF is vital all year round. You are not protected in winter – even if you can’t see the sun. Harsh winter weather can be drying and taxing to the skin, so use a sunscreen that also moisturises while it protects.
SPF in Winter?
Using SPF in winter is crucial in maintaining healthy skin, preventing cancer and avoiding sun damage. UV rays damage collagen and elastin – which speeds up premature wrinkling.
The sun’s rays are more harmful when they reflect off snow and icy surfaces. In fact snow can reflect up to 80% of the sun’s UV rays. Winter sports put you at a greater risk of UV exposure – the higher the latitude, the greater the danger. Snow and strong winds wear sunscreen away so make sure you reapply regularly.
Beware of Glass
UVA rays can even penetrate through glass, so the sun can still reach you in the car – or if you sit indoors by a window. While these rays don’t cause sunburn, they can cause long term damage to the skin. They can also contribute to skin cancer like melanoma. People who sit close to windows without protection are more likely to have pronounced crows’ feet and deeper wrinkles.
SPF in Winter – Extra Moisture
SPF is also another layer of moisture and hydration – which is good protection in the winter. It helps to lock in hydration which is essential during the cold weather. Don’t forget reapplication when necessary. SPF prevents premature skin ageing like wrinkles and pigmentation – and prevention is always better than a cure.
SPF in winter is a must. Wear sunscreen 365 days of the year regardless of the year regardless of the weather or season. UV rays penetrate through clouds. Apply liberally and every couple of hours. Invest in our SkinBase SPF in the shop now.