Why You Absolutely Must Use Sunscreen In Winter

Taking care of your skin is crucial to a healthy and stress -free life. What we may often forget is that one of the ways to do this is to regularly use sunscreen.

Whether you’re at the beach or going outside, whenever you’re being exposed to the sun for lengthened periods of time, sunscreen should be your go to protective measure. 

We have all heard of the dangers of the sun, but did you know that skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer. It's important that you take steps to prevent this.

The sunlight that reaches us consists of UV rays which are harmful, and with sunscreen you can block out these rays. Here are some reasons its important that you wear sunscreen the next time you’re going out:

  • It can help reduce the risk of you contracting skin cancer.
  • By wearing sunscreen you are slowing down the ageing process and preventing wrinkles from forming on your skin (Wrinkles in many cases caused by exposure to UV rays)
  • Sunscreen will help keep your skin tone even.
  • The earths ozone layer is depleting, and the sunscreen can help protect you from the earths fatal rays.
  • It can protect you from uncomfortable sunburn.

When it comes to winter, the idea of using sunscreen can be somewhat funny. However, as science explains, sunscreen is a year round necessity!

UV rays can still penetrate cloud and moisture layers in the air quite easily. UVA are always present around us and can penetrate clouds, glass, and reach further  into the skin.
UVA damages deeper skin layers, resulting in premature aging and increased risk of skin cancer.

Sunscreen helps keep the skin radiant during the cold season. It works on preventing dry skin and 

Interestingly enough, Doctors have recently been studying hyperpigmentation in the form of age spots and freckling.
According to Dendy Engelman, a New York-based dermatologist, data suggests that pigment cells can be stimulated not only by the sun’s bright UV rays, but also by lower doses of ambient light or infrared light, which emitted by your computer screen or overhead lamps.

If you are going to spend a great deal of winter indoors, you may want to consider wearing sunscreen to protect your skin from the lights in your home, office, computer, laptop, and phone screens.