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6 reasons why you need to use sunscreen even in winters

As the temperatures drop and the days grow shorter, it's tempting to stash away the sunscreen along with your summer attire. After all, isn't sunscreen just for beach days and sunny afternoons? Contrary to popular belief, the winter months are no time to neglect your skin's best defense against the sun's harmful rays. Here's why sunscreen should remain a non-negotiable part of your skincare regimen throughout the winter season:

In This Article:

1. Persistent UV Radiation

2. Indoor UV Exposure

1. Persistent UV Radiation

While the sun's intensity may diminish during winter, its harmful UV rays persist year-round. Regardless of cloud cover or temperature, UV radiation can penetrate the atmosphere, reaching your skin even on overcast days. This continuous exposure contributes to cumulative sun damage, including premature ageing, pigmentation etc.

To avoid that, introduce your skin with the best sunscreen for all skin types from our range. Sensing dry skin? Hyaluronic Acid & Pro-Ceramides Sunscreen Gel SPF 50 PA +++ is your solution. This Clinically Tested In-Vivo gel sunscreen protects you from harsh UVA, UVB & Blue Light. It also protects your skin, keeps it hydrated and maintains a healthy skin barrier.

2. Indoor UV Exposure

Despite spending more time indoors during winter, UV radiation can still penetrate through windows, exposing your skin to potential harm. Whether you're working from home, commuting, or enjoying leisure activities indoors, sunscreen provides an added layer of protection against incidental UV exposure.

3. Outdoor Activities

Winter in India heralds the onset of festive celebrations, outdoor sports, and cultural events. Whether you're attending a winter wedding, exploring historical monuments, or participating in outdoor sports like cricket or football, prolonged sun exposure can take a toll on your skin. Incorporating sunscreen into your routine ensures that you can partake in outdoor activities while safeguarding your skin from UV damage.

4. Skincare Benefits Beyond Sun Protection

Modern sunscreens offer a myriad of skincare benefits beyond sun protection. Many formulations incorporate moisturising ingredients, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory agents that nourish and hydrate the skin. By integrating sunscreen into your winter skincare routine, you not only shield your skin from UV damage but also promote its overall health and resilience.

5. Sunscreen Doesn’t Last Longer

In winters, strong winds can hamper your sunscreen and the effects can lower down in this season. Hence applying sunscreen just once a day won’t be enough. Make sure you are re-applying it every two hours, irrespective of where you are.

6. Helps Keep Your Skin Moisturised And Hydrated 

Winter winds and cold temperatures can leave your skin dry and dull. Combat this with a sunscreen like our Niacinamide & Pro-Ceramides Sunscreen Gel SPF 50 PA+++ . Its nourishing formula locks in moisture and hydrates your skin while providing essential UV protection. Moreover, this In Vivo tested sunscreen leaves no white cast, whatsoever.

Winter Skincare Tips

Besides knowing these reasons for using sunscreen in winters, it is important to follow the mentioned tips as well.

  • Layer up your sunscreen for extra protection against winter UV rays.
  • Don't forget to apply sunscreen on exposed areas like your lips, ears, and hands.
  • Opt for a moisturising sunscreen to combat winter dryness.
  • Reapply sunscreen every two hours, especially if you're outdoors or sweating.
  • Consider using a sunscreen with hydrating ingredients to shield your skin from harsh winter conditions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:1 Which SPF sunscreen to use in winter?

A. In winter, it's recommended to use sunscreen with at least SPF 30 for adequate protection against UV rays. You can use our Vitamin C & Pro-Ceramides Fluid Body Lotion SPF 50 PA++++. This sunscreen has SPF 50 and the non-sticky formula can protect you against harsh UVA, UVB, Blue Light whilst also fighting external aggressors like pollution. It also helps build a strong, healthy skin barrier.

Q:2 Can sun damage skin in winter?

A. Yes, sun damage can still occur in winter. UV rays penetrate through clouds, increasing the risk of skin damage, even on overcast days. Therefore, wearing sunscreen is essential year-round to safeguard your skin's health.

Written by Needhi Dhoker on Feb 20, 2024
Fashion & beauty fanatic. Tea or coffee dilemmas. John Mayer vibes. Spilling words and swooning over skincare.

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