We all know the importance of wearing SPF in the summer months. But do you know the importance of wearing a sunscreen during winter? Yes, this means applying SPF even if there is full cloud cover and slight drizzle outside.
You may not feel the UVA rays penetrating your skin during the cooler months, but these are the sun’s rays that cause ageing. UVA rays penetrate through your car windows, office glass and even off your computer screen. Cloudy days are the most dangerous too!
All the above forms contribute to photoageing, which is due to over exposure of UVA and UVB rays, resulting in skin damage. Dark spots, fine lines, wrinkles and loss of elasticity are some of the symptoms one may start to notice over the years.
Every day when you apply your moisturiser and make-up, apply a layer of SPF to your face, neck and hands. In a couple of years you will thank yourself!
We love the following SPF products – each are thin enough to apply daily and won’t leave you with a white sheen or an oily appearance.
#1 SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF50, R495
#2 Uriage Barie Sun Crème SPF 30, R179.95
#3 Optiphi Sun Protection Cream SPF30, R439.90
#4 Eucerin Sun Crème Tinted Face SPF 50+, R169.99
#5 Comfort Zone Skin Defender SPF 30, R430
#6 Cetaphil UVA/UVB Defense SPF 50+, from R180
#7 Filorga UV-Defence SPF 50+, R575