Winter Sun Care: A Beauty Edit

Colder weather often evokes a lapse in memory for one integral part of every girl’s beauty routine; that part is sun care (or should we say lack thereof). Cloud cover can be deceptively inviting in making the decision to leave out sunblock from your morning ritual, but we’re here to tell you to rethink that decision. Winter sun care is definitely a requirement no matter the weather and we’ve found the best products for you to road test in your quest for protected skin all year round.

Believe it or not, winter skin is actually increasingly sensitive to the sun’s rays than skin in the summer. This is due to the fact that skin is no longer readily adjusted to UV radiation and the skin’s melanin concentration is being reduced. As a result of there being less UV radiation in winter, the skin produces less melanin, thus resulting in skin more sensitive to radiation when a day of sunshine appears!

Generally, in winter, skin is more stressed than during the summer due to sporadic temperatures and appliances like heaters causing stress to follicles. It is, in fact, a more important time than ever to be conscious of the moisture and product skin is exposed to with ample hydration and protection becoming a vital part of your routine. Before winter properly sets in, here are the sun protection products you should try and maybe even try integrating into your current skincare regime.

Aesop Sage & Zinc Facial Hydrating Cream SPF15 $40-$60

NATIO Daily Defence Face Moisturiser Spf 50+ $17.95

Mecca Cosmetica In A Good Light SPF30+ Tinted Moisturiser $40.00

NEUTROGENA Ultra Sheer Face Sunscreen Lotion SPF50+ 88 mL $11.89

Dermalogica Solar Defense Booster SPF 50 $72.50

Product images: Respective brand websites (linked)
Other images: Total Beauty, SHEfinds.

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