I know what you’re thinking…why do I need to wear sunscreen in winter if I’m not getting any sun? A lot of the time we seem to think sunscreen is an option and not a necessity in the winter months. The idea that we are wrapped up what is the need for sunscreen…not realising our face, ears, neck and hands are exposed to harmful winter UV rays.
Not using sunscreen in the winter months can be very damaging for your skin leading to brown spots, fine lines and wrinkles and also skin cancer. Did you know? The sun is closer to the art surface during the colder, winter months and that snow takes up to 80 percent of the UV light from the sun. This means that you are often hit by the same rays twice.
Think about every time you walk out the front door, you’re taking the dog for a walk, driving to work or even taking a long awaited winter holiday to your favourite skiing resort. In all cases you are exposing yourself to UVA rays that penetrate through clouds and windows.
When it comes to skin protection against UVA rays we can’t recommend Obagi enough! The Obagi sunscreen are suited to a range of skin types and needs, the sunscreens provide daily protection from the sun to help prevent signs of skin aging. The technologically advanced formulation provides skin protection against both UVB and UVA radiation plus infrared defense helps to buffer the skin from heat-derived oxidative stress.