November 05 2018 – Tyra Johnson-Brown
Did I hear you say that you you aren't wearing a UV protector because its fall/winter?? No Ma'am... You still need to protect your delicate skin from UV exposure. Sure... it's getting cold and it seems like the sun has seemed to disappeared. But please do not be misled and think that when the temperature drops, that you can drop protecting your skin from UV exposure. Save your skin year-round from sun damage.
Do I Really Have to Wear Sunscreen in the Winter?
You must understand that sunscreen is a year-round necessity. The skin in winter still needs care, because cold air and heat causes your skin to dry out. Depending on your outdoor activity, (extra) sun protection might be necessary because winter skin is typically more sensitive to the sun than summer skin.
Tips to Protect Your Skin from the Sun During the Winter Months
Believe it or not, UV rays penetrate winter clouds. During winter months you must work a little harder to prevent dry skin and wrinkles.
Reconsider using products that contain SPF just as you would during the warmer months. This still offers the best year-round protection. Many people think that simply applying your daily SPF moisturizer once in the morning is more than enough for a day’s worth of coverage, however it often is not. If you are outdoors and bundled up your skin still sweats, and SPF needs to be reapplied throughout the day. Continuously smooth on a naturally healing and moisturizing sunblock with a minimum of SPF 30, while you make sure that it has fully been absorbed into skin.
We offer a 100% plant-based serum covers all the bases! A perfect blend of plant, fruit and vegetable oils that helps clear acne, eczema, psoriasis, melasma, dry patches, dark spots and hypo-pigmentation, all in 4 drops per application.
Also providing sun protection, and skin replenishing vital nutrients, it is perfect for healthy skin cell regeneration, and acts as a primer to create a matte makeup look. This Is a MUST-HAVE to increase your melanin protection factor (MPF).
Skin Changes to Watch Out For
Those may not be just any old spots... Freckles, age spots, spider veins on the face, rough and leathery skin, fine wrinkles that disappear when stretched, loose skin, a blotchy complexion, and actinic keratoses (thick wart-like, rough, reddish patches of skin) can all be traced to sun exposure.
During the winter, pay attention to any changes in your skin, and look out for any rough, red skin, an increase in moles and or broken blood vessels on the face to detect sun damage.
Protect those Lips
You must not forget about your lips. No one wants to receive a kiss from chapped and cracking lips. And you do not want to have to endure the pain that is associated with windburned lips. You can prevent this by applying a Shea Butter-infused Lip Balm. Our Sweet Almond Oil, Fair Trade Shea Butter, and healing Vitamin E oil are used to moisturize and deliver intense moisture while protecting sensitive skin on your precious lips!
Enhance your sun protection with the right foods.
Eating fruits and vegetables that are high in antioxidants will also help you fight free radicals and sun damage, while foods such as meat, dairy products, simple carbohydrates, sugar and processed foods can cause inflammation and can possibly contribute to making sun damage worse.
So, remember do not let the darker skies and shorter days fool you; UV radiation is still reaching you. Even in the winter shade you’re susceptible to UV damage.