Why You Should Wear Sunscreen in Winter

Applying sun cream is probably a skincare step you either love or hate. There are a lot of misconceptions and misbeliefs about this product. What is undeniable, is the need for it. With UVA and UVB rays being more and more aggressive and the appearance of new skin threats, we are in need for a shield that will protect us.

  • What does sunscreen protect us against?

We will firstly differentiate UVA and UVB rays. UVB rays burn the superficial layers of the skin, causing sunburns and being decisive in the development of skin cancer. On the other hand, UVA rays penetrate deeper into the skin, causing premature ageing and wrinkling if not protected.

If these rays were not harmful enough, our devices also project blue light. Blue light is a High Energy Visible (HEV) light that can damage elasticity, collagen and hyaluronic acid in the skin. All of these components are key to delaying ageing, hence why it is not working in our favour.

  • When should you wear sunblock?

Sunscreen is to be used all year long, since the sun rays are always upon us, regardless of the sky being cloudy. The correct way of applying sunblock is to start in the morning, covering face, neck and décolletage, and re-applying every 2-3 hours. Ideal protection would be of at least SPF30.

Here is an example of a truck driver whose left side of the face had been exposed to sun rays over the years without wearing sun protection through the vehicle’s window. As you can see there is a significant difference between both sides of the face, confirming how important wearing sun protection is.

(Picture: New England Journal of Medicine)

We hope that with this brief explanation you become more familiar and understand the importance of sunscreen in a skincare routine. We would love to hear your takeaways or opinion in this matter, feel free to email or contact us.

Thank you for reading, wee look forward to seeing you soon at Beyond Beauty Skin Clinic!

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