Protect your skin this winter with SPF
Applying sun cream in the summer is as natural as brushing your teeth. But did you know it’s just as important to use a SPF in the winter as well? A new study in the Dermatologic Surgery revealed the benefits of wearing sun cream daily all year round – not only does it protect the skin from harmful rays, it can even reverse the signs of ageing.
The important thing is to opt for a broad spectrum SPF, which will protect your skin while avoiding it having to defend itself against UV. You also need to go for a product with a decent factor – SPF 10 isn’t going to do what’s needed here. Try Cover FX’s Invisible Sunscreen Broad-Spectrum; this has an SPF of 30 and glides onto the complexion easily to give a flawless finish.
For an even stronger level of protection, give SkinCeuticals’ Sheer Mineral UV Defense SPF 50 a try. While many SPF 50 products can end up looking thick and white on the skin, this is lightweight and won’t interfere with your usual make-up regime.
If you’re a fan of using a spray sunscreen rather than a cream, Avene’s Spray SPF50 is a good choice. This has been specially formulated for extremely sensitive skin, light and very fair skin and is packed full of Avene Thermal Spring Water, meaning your skin will get a boost of moisture as well as protection from the sun.
You can also get two birds with one stone by opting for a SPF product that is combined with make-up. Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Foundation includes a broad spectrum SPF of 15 and has rave reviews from fans. Just bear in mind that while this is a good call for winter, you will need to up the SPF as soon as the sun starts to make an appearance again – 15 isn’t strong enough for the summer months.