Why SPF is a Must During Winter Months

Posted by Aesthetics on Nov 21, 2019 9:00:00 AM

91250561_sWhen you hear someone mention SPF, you naturally think of covering your entire body with SPF sunscreen before hitting the beach in the summertime. While you should undoubtedly use SPF sunscreen before walking outside into summer weather, you should retrain your mind from thinking you only need to use SPF occasionally. It is essential to incorporate SPF products into your daily routine. Yes, that means during the winter months too! 

UVA rays are the ones to blame for aging skin. UVA radiation penetrates deep into the skin leading to wrinkles and the risk of skin cancer. Unfortunately, these UVA rays are not exclusive to summer months; they are here all year long! And in some cases, they can do more harm in the winter than in the summer. 

During the winter, depending on where you live, there is often snow on the ground. Something many of us are unaware of is that the snow will intensify the sun’s rays substantially. This means the reflection of radiation from the snow requires significant SPF protection, sometimes more so than you’d need in the summer. 

For those who take part in winter sports, this is extremely important to know. Being out in the sun for hours without skin protection can cause significant, long-lasting damage. 

Whether you’re a pro snowboarder, you hate the snow and rarely walk outside in it, or it doesn’t snow by you at all – you still need to wear SPF daily when outdoors. 

We’re not here to scare you with all the potential damage the sun’s rays can cause, but rather to inform you! The most important takeaway is that you must use SPF skincare products all year long! 

That’s where we’re here to help! We offer a couple SPF products that will transform your skincare routine and save your skin in the long-term.

  1. Intellishade® SPF 45 Original and Oil-free Matte Finish: Years of research and study went into the formulation of Intellishade® to bring you a high SPF product that is cosmetically elegant. A tinted anti-aging moisturizer you’ll enjoy using because it feels like silk, matches your skin tone, and gives your face a healthy, radiant glow.
  2. Total Defense + Repair SPF 50: This product is water resistant and will protect your skin against harmful UV rays while supporting your skin’s ability to restore itself. This product is good for all skin types.

To grab your Revision® Skincare and SkinMedica® products or to make an appointment for a personalized consultation, call our experts at (309) 243-3875.

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