When we think of sunscreen, we often think of hot summer days by the pool. It may come as a surprise, but contrary to popular belief, your sunscreen shouldn’t be stored away because the warm weather is ending. It’s just as important to include sunscreen in your skincare routine during the winter season as it is in the summer. Let’s get into it a little more.
It’s important to understand how the sun can damage skin. There are 2 types of sunrays – UVA and UVB. While UVA rays are responsible for premature aging, such as wrinkles and discolouration of the skin, UVB rays cause burning which can result in dry, rough skin, and even skin cancer. While UVA or Ultraviolet A rays are reduced during the colder seasons, UVB or Ultraviolet B rays are present year-round. In the winter, these rays are constantly reflecting off of snow and ice making them almost unavoidable.
Finding a sunscreen that not only feels great but works even better can be a challenge. We recommend choosing a natural sunscreen that not only protects but also nourishes with skin loving ingredients. Look for a mineral-based sunscreen (SPF 30) that uses natural oils and Clear Zinc, which is gentle on all skin types, to provide broad-spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB rays. Mineral-based sunscreens create a barrier on your skin that reflects UV light. Unlike chemical-based sunscreens, they provide long-lasting protection and don’t absorb into the skin.
Your skin and future self will thank you for including sunscreen in your daily skincare routine. Not only are you protecting your skin, but you’re slowing down the natural aging process by eliminating the potential decrease of collagen and elastin. Say goodbye to damaged skin and hello to youthful, hydrated, and healthy skin!