Why SPF is Essential in Winter

Why SPF is Essential in Winter

As any dermatologist will tell you, protecting your skin against UV damage is a year-round commitment. Incidental sun exposure—the kind experienced on a daily commute or being next to a window—has a cumulative effect that results in fine lines and sagging skin. Plus, research suggests that a thick layer of broad-spectrum SPF may be just as important for those who are holed up in an office or WFH as it is for those who spend their days hitting the slopes or taking snowy walks during winter weekends.

The Importance of SPF against Photo-Damage

Those skin-aging UVA rays are just as present in the colder, cloudier months—even in the shade, and even indoors. Plus, another form of photo damage is creeping up in the beauty industry: blue light emissions from screens, computers, and other devices.

To minimize photo-damage, and combat the signs of anti-aging, here are a few moisturizers, sunscreens, and other skin essentials for SPF protection in the winter.

Our Favorite Sun-Protection Products From Winter


Shield and restore environmentally stressed skin with next-generation Vitamin C and Murad's patented Skin Repair System to improve radiance, firmness and elasticity while protecting skin from sun and free radical damage. Protects and strengthens skin against environmental aging.

This oil-free EltaMD UV Clear helps calm and protect sensitive skin types prone to breakouts, rosacea and discoloration. It contains niacinamide (vitamin B3), hyaluronic acid and lactic acid, ingredients that promote the appearance of healthy-looking skin.

This light, silky broad-spectrum sunscreen is formulated with a universal tint, to match most skin tones. Added antioxidant protection and water-resistant makes this the perfect sunscreen for a natural glow.

Get your essential daily sun protection to prevent premature aging caused by UVA/UVB exposure. 22% Non-nano naturally derived Zinc Oxide offers broad spectrum protection while passion fruit extract, known for its antioxidant properties, supports the skin's natural defense against free radicals.

Delivering a new standard in eye care, this daily, high protection, non-migrating, 100% mineral base defends, enhances and optimizes the entire eye area

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