by Michelle

Why You Should Still Wear Sunscreen During Fall and Winter

October 22, 2015

Just because the weather outside is cooling down doesn’t mean you can put away your sunscreen. Even though there are plenty of cold season layers to keep you warm (and covered), your skin is actually more sensitive to the sun in the fall and winter. Due to less UV radiation, skin produces less melanin and consequently is more sensitive to UV radiation when it comes to a day with a lot of sunshine. Plus, when it’s colder outside there is less ozone in our atmosphere to absorb the sun’s UV radiation.

Even when it might seem grey outside, snow and ice reflect the sun’s rays. Keeping your SPF routine up on a daily basis is just as important during cold seasons as it is in the summer.