SHOULD WE WEAR SUNSCREEN IN THE FALL & WINTER?
Everyone — regardless of skin type — should prioritize sun protection. While not always as strong, UVA and UVB rays still exist in the cooler seasons and can cause skin damage. The only difference between wearing sunscreen in the fall/winter versus the summer is how often you need to reapply, which will depend on how long you spend outdoors in the cooler months.
So, when asking yourself do you need sunscreen in the fall and winter? The answer is yes! Even when it’s cloudy, wearing sunscreen is a crucial part of maintaining your skin health.
WHAT ARE THE BEST SUNSCREENS FOR FALL & WINTER?
There are a few basic qualities to look for when shopping for the best sunscreen to wear during the fall and winter seasons:
SPF 30 or higher - to provide sufficient protection from the reflecting sun rays
Broad-spectrum - to guard against both UVB and UVA rays
Moisturizing - to keep your skin hydrated and protected from getting chapped
Water-resistant - to protect you while you’re sledding, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking, or running.
In addition to these key qualities, you should consider using mineral sunscreen instead of chemical sunscreen. This is because chemical sunscreen can include ingredients that are harmful to your health, whereas mineral sunscreen usually uses safe, natural ingredients.
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