Short answer? Yes. And if we could scream this from the rooftops, we absolutely would! The importance of wearing suncream is something widely discussed when it comes to skincare, and there is certainly no shortage of medical opinion to back this up. Despite all the evidence that exists however, there is still a very common misconception that SPF protection is only necessary during summer months or on days that the sun is well and truly shining brightly in the sky. But unfortunately, this is just simply not the case. We need to protect our skin with SPF even on the cloudiest of overcast days. This also includes during winter when such days are less few and far between.
The importance of suncream in winter
The ozone layer is what protects the Earth from harmful UV rays- think about it like the world’s sun shield. Did you know that the ozone layer is at its thinnest in the winter? This means that along with freezing temps that leave your skin dry and flakey, and the cold winds that cause windburn, your skin also becomes twice as prone to getting burnt.
UV rays are powerful and guess what? They can penetrate clouds- simple. Even if your skin isn’t directly exposed, keep in mind that other forces are at play, and you can still very well be impacted. For instance, if you plan on treating yourself to a ski holiday, snow and ice can also reflect up to 90% of the sun’s UV rays which can cause skin cancer and premature ageing. With all this considered, do not let grey skies fool you into thinking you don’t need adequate SPF protection!
SkinCeuticals Mineral Radiance UV Defense SPF 50
This advanced breakthrough product with SPF 50 offers unrivalled sun protection with its 100% mineral filters. It is a sheer and lightweight suncream that has a mineral tint that works for all skin types. It is a highly innovative product that feels silky, non-sticky and blends effortlessly into your skin’s natural tone. It gives skin a radiant looking glow while protecting it against harsh UVA and UVB rays.
Why the SkinCeuticals Mineral Radiance UV Defense SPF 50 is highly recommended
Traditional suncreams can sometimes leave your skin looking oily and pasty white given they can be so thick that they barely absorb into the skin. But this particular SkinCeuticals product is a near weightless alternative that beautifully enhances your complexion without leaving a thick white film across your face. It dries into a matte finish that also provides a perfect base for foundation and other makeup products. It can also be used on it own for that natural, yet vibrant looking skin that has the dewy look without being too greasy.
The Skinceuticals Mineral Radiance UV Defense SPF 50 is great for daily use, even when you’re not spending all day outdoors or feel that you’re in constant direct sun light. Remember, you should always be wearing suncream rain, hail, or shine. SPF is vital!