Do You Need Sun Protection in the Winter?

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 1/5/2016 to Health
winter healthy skinWhile proper private label skincare spans all seasons, the emphasis on sun protection usually stays in the spring and summer months. And understandably so. It’s warmer, people are wearing shorts and swimsuits, and there’s just generally more sun exposure being had. But don’t be fooled- the sun can still affect your skin during the winter months, especially if you spend a lot of time outside in the light reflective snow. So what does proper winter sun protection look like? Is it the same as summer, or are there differences?

For starts, summer sun protection usually spans a wider range of the body due to warm weather clothing styles. In the winter, it’s not very likely that you’re going to need to protect your shoulders from getting sunburned. Instead, the areas that you should make sure to protect are on your face- namely across your nose and cheekbones. As far as sunscreen goes, applying a natural, high quality private label sunscreen on your face during the winter can help you stay sun damage free, especially if you are a winter outdoors enthusiast. Make sure to look for sunscreens that also offer other benefits besides sun protection, such as added moisture and even anti aging ingredients.

Besides sunscreen, you can also apply raw African Shea butter every day as it has naturally occurring SPF factors that can help keep your skin a little more protected. A bonus of choosing to use Shea butter on your face is that it also protects your skin from the harsh elements such as extreme cold and wind. Dry, flaky and crackly skin from the winter cold are effectively mitigated with a high quality raw private label Shea butter product, and a bonus is that you can use it in conjunction with your favorite private label sunscreen for added protection and moisture.

Though not nearly as big of a concern during the winter as it is during the summer, sun protection can still be a vital and easy part of your daily skincare routine. Especially useful and important if you hit the slopes on a regular basis, using a high quality natural private label sunscreen, perhaps mixed with a little raw Shea butter, is the perfect winter sun protection protocol. And if you get in the habit, you can carry on this simple and easy habit into summer, where you’ll probably need it even more.