Sunscreen works by blocking the UV rays of the sun. It contains active ingredients that prevent the sun’s rays from getting in your skin and damaging the skin. Sunscreens are usually more popular during summer because there is more sun, however, did you know that skin experts are advising people to wear sunscreen all year round? Yes, it is important to wear sunscreen even in winter. Most people automatically think that there is no need to wear sunscreen during winter when the sun’s UV rays are not at their highest. Well, no matter how low those rays are or how thick those clouds will look or appear in winter, 80% of the sun’s rays can still penetrate and get into your unprotected skin. 

The importance of sunscreen can be attributed to several benefits. Here several reasons why you should still wear sunscreen even in winter.

  • You can still get sunburn. Ultraviolet rays are stronger during the summer months but it doesn’t mean you can’t get it during winter. Remember, snow and ice can reflect UV rays. When you go outside to have some fun in the snow, remember to use your sunscreen and keep your skin protected all the time.
  • Keeps your skin fresh and radiant. Sunscreen has anti-aging properties that can keep your skin smooth and fresh especially during winter when the weather can be harsh on your skin. The ingredients in sunscreen can keep your skin looking as youthful as possible.
  • Protect your skin from UV rays. The ozone layer becomes thinner during the winter months. Ozone layer absorbs most of the sun’s UV radiation but when it is thinning out, it can only absorb less UV. Winter can be cold but your skin might be absorbing more UV rays. Prevent risking your skin’s health by wearing sunscreen even in winter.
  • Lower your risk of skin cancer. When the UV rays are strong, you are most likely to get skin conditions and diseases such as skin cancer. The sun UV rays are still damaging even during winter so remember to add sunscreen to your morning routine. 

Always wear sunscreen no matter what your skin color is or no matter the season. Your skin needs protection all year round. For more information on sunscreen or skin care services contact us at Dermapproach today.