Dermatologists Remind You That Wearing Sunscreen In the Winter Is Crucial

Dermatologists Remind You That Wearing Sunscreen In the Winter Is Crucial
(Photo : freestocks/Unsplash) Even in the winter, sunscreen is a daily commitment.

Most people think that it's perfectly fine to skip sunscreen in the winter since it is always gloomy. However, dermatologists will tell you that sunscreen is a daily commitment all year long. As Vogue writes, the cumulative effects of incidental sun exposure, like what you get from daily commutes, include premature signs of aging like lines and wrinkles, plus sagging skin.

Even if you're stuck indoors and working from home, a broad-spectrum SPF protects you from blue light exposure from mobile phones and computers and from ambient and infrared light from overhead lighting. Allure points out that Queer Eye's resident grooming expert Jonathan Van Ness even took the time to remind his 5.3 million Instagram followers to wear sunscreen in winter.

Victoria Schofield, Dermalogica's Education Manager, tells GQ that you need a minimum of SPF30 to block at least 97 percent of UV rays. Below are suggestions from men and women from GQ and Vogue.  

Dermalogica Prisma Protect SPF30

A multi-tasking moisturizer, Dermalogica Prisma Protect SPF 30 uses intelligent drone technology that's activated by visible light to give you luminous skin while as its Broad Spectrum SPF30 prevents UV damage. The addition of Sage bio-ferment helps even out skin tone.

La Mer The SPF 50 UV Protecting Fluid

Trust La Mer to give you top notch sun protection and glowing skin with SPF 50, coupled with their patented Miracle Broth. This lightweight formula is meant to be worn over moisturizer and under makeup.  

Also read: Dermatologists Recommend These Soothing Moisturizers To Avoid Dry and Sensitive Skin in the Winter

Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50

This mineral sunscreen is great for both indoor and outdoor use as it's meant to protect skin from digital blue light damage, pollution and of course, UVA and UVB rays. It's also tinted with a soft peach tone to even out skin tone while avoiding that dreaded white cast.

Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Dry-Touch Sunscreen SPF 50

This drugstore gem is another mineral sunscreen that offers a high SPF level. It's a water-resistant formula that's hypoallergenic and oil free so it should work well for sensitive, oily, and acne-prone skin.

UV Expert Aquagel Defense 50 Sunscreen

This multi-tasking sunscreen can also serve as a moisturizer and makeup primer, so that's three skincare steps covered with one product. It has antioxidants in the form of vitamin E and moringa extract to help fight off free radicals and also has edelweiss extract as an anti-inflammatory.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Aox Antioxidant Serum With SPF 50 Sunscreen

This antioxidant water-based serum with sunscreen not only offers terrific sun protection but also targets fine lines, dark spots, and rough skin texture. It can be worn alone or under makeup and is formulated for sensitive skin.

Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral Broad Spectrum SPF 45 Sunscreen

If you already have an effective moisturizer and the thought of layering another lotion-type product makes your oily skin protect, try a sunscreen in powder form. This powder sunscreen from Peter Thomas Roth is a matte mineral powder that comes in a super convenient brush-on formula which also makes it very handy for touch-ups when you're out and about. It also offers antioxidant benefits with vitamins A, C and E.

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