Should you wear SPF in the winter?

In the winter, the sun may not feel as intense, but its UV rays can still impact your skin's health. UVB rays cause sunburn, and UVA rays contribute to premature aging and the development of skin cancer. It's important to prioritize sun safety with broad-spectrum sun protection (SPF). Here are essential tips to safeguard your skin:


Rule #1: Limit sun exposure, especially from 10 am-2 pm.

Rule #2: Wear protective clothing—long sleeves, pants, hats, and sunglasses.

Rule #3: For day-to-day use, pick a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30


SUN PROTECTION RULE #1: AVOID THE SUN DURING PEAK HOURS The sun is strongest from 10 am to 2 pm. Seek shade, as UV rays reflect off surfaces. Even in shade, on cloudy days, or in winter, UV exposure persists. If unavoidable, take extra precautions.

SUN PROTECTION RULE #2: WEAR SUN PROTECTIVE CLOTHING Clothing is a primary defense. Tightly woven fabrics and darker colors offer better protection. Choose long sleeves, pants, and wide-brimmed hats. Sunglasses with UV protection are crucial.

SUN PROTECTION RULE #3: PROTECT YOUR SKIN WITH SUNSCREEN Apply sunscreen 15 minutes before exposure. Reapply every two hours or more if swimming or sweating. Understand the SPF and water-resistant properties for effective sun protection.


UV exposure isn't limited to sunny days, so consistent protection is vital for maintaining healthy and radiant skin throughout the year. Choosing sunscreen can be challenging with numerous options on the market. We can guide you through the options we carry, ranking them from best to least.


1. Circadia - Light Day Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF-37

2. Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40

3. Black Girl Magic 30

4. Skin Script - Sheer Protection SPF 30

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