If you’re singing ‘baby it’s cold outside’ lately, you might have been tempted to ditch the SPF. Whether you’re shivering through a cold snap or just dealing with the shorter days, the cooler season is sure to make an impact on your skin. But before you put down your bottle of sunscreen, we’re here to ask you to reconsider for the health of your skin. Keep reading to find out why you should be wearing sunscreen even in the wintertime.
3 reasons to wear SPF during winter
If you’re tempted to drop the sunscreen, we’re here to tell you not to! These are our top 3 reasons for why it’s important to still wear Face sunscreen in the wintertime.
1. Protect skin from UV rays
Did you know that you’re still exposed to UV rays, even when there’s cloud coverage or you’re indoors? UVA and UVB rays can penetrate through windows too – whether you’re in the office, at home, or driving. Whilst it’s recommended to wear sunscreen when the UV index is over 3, save yourself the hassle of checking every day and just get into the good habit of applying face sunscreen regularly.
2. Boost hydration levels
Our skin can dry out significantly during the cooler months, so finding ways to boost the hydrating levels in your routine is paramount. Besides adding in a hyaluronic acid serum, wearing a sunscreen can actually help to provide an extra moisture boost. Ultra Violette’s SPF 50 SKINSCREENS™ contain hydration boosting ingredients like pentavitin, kakadu plum, aloe vera and glycerin making them cold weather saviors.
3. Prevent fine lines and wrinkles
Ultraviolet A (UVA) is responsible for premature ageing like wrinkles, sunspots, fine lines and freckles. Unfortunately, it likes to wreak havoc even through windows as well as when you’re outdoors through rain, hail or shine. Wearing a great SPF will help to keep your skin looking younger for longer and justify spending $$$ on the rest of your antiageing skincare routine.
2 Best Sunscreens for Winter
Here’s our current favourite when it comes to choosing the Best sunscreen for winter.
Try Lean Screen from Ultra Violette if you’re after a no-nonsense sunscreen formula. She’s fragrance-free, SPF50+, and has a subtle matte finish. Leave all thoughts of cricketers far from your mind- this formula doesn’t leave skin feeling sticky! Perfect for anyone with oily or reactive skin, or those that just prefer a physical sunscreen. We love this one for winter as it’s packed full of hydrating Pentavitin and Vitamin C rich Kakadu Plum.
Looking for sunscreen makeup ideal for winter? Try Dream Screen from Ultra Violette. It’s like a tinted moisturiser but packed with SPF50+ protection. It’s available in 11 shades that adapt to fit your skin tone, SPF 50 UVA and UVB protection and has a gorgeous silky consistency. High protection plus dewy, sheer-medium coverage that looks like a second skin.
So is SPF in the winter really necessary? Absolutely! Remember to apply on overcast, cloudy days to keep your skin looking and feeling better for longer.