The Truth About Sun Exposure in the Winter

December 8, 2014 Posted by mvais@sapient.com December 8, 2014 CategorySkincare

The Truth About Sun Exposure in the Winter

 

When most of us think of getting sunburnt, usually a hot summer day comes to mind but it turns out that the sun damage can happen during anytime of the year.

 

Protecting your skin all year long is important because the sun’s rays can be damaging to skin even if you’re in the shade or indoors, according to HowStuffWorks. WebMD also warns that, “Sun safety is never out of season.”

 

Danger of Winter Sun

 

In the winter, skin can become overly dry and sensitive due to too much exposure to sunlight combined with winter winds and artificial indoor heat. To protect your face use a moisturizer with SPF every morning and wear protective clothing, like a big scarf and a hat when outside.

 

Nighttime Routine

 

In the p.m., use a rich lotion to lock-in hydration, like Simple Skincare Nourishing 24HR Day/Night Cream. If you’re looking for another way to keep skin hydrated, take fish oil supplements, which help nourish skin with omega-3 oils.

 

Go Indoors

 

Lastly, minimize your time outside and remember to drink lots of water or hot tea. We recommend a nice hot white tea, which will warm you up on a chilly day and will nourish your skin with antioxidants while hydrating.

 

Even though converting to a winter skincare routine might mean getting rid of your ultra-light moisturizer, giving up products with SPF should never be one of them.