Sunscreen in the Winter?

As a nation, we are becoming more aware of how damaging the sun actually can be for us! We all love feeling the warmth on our skin after months of the cold weather, and we all need in average 20 minutes everyday outside to ensure our bodies are gaining vitamin D!

However, the sun still remains the biggest cause of premature and accelerated skin ageing. Fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone, hyper-pigmentation and textural changes occur because of damage from sunlight. So here is a breakdown of different types of sunlight, and how to keep your skin looking fresh this winter.

Sunlight contains a mixture of several different wavelengths of light. Keeping things simple, the main components are visible light, ultraviolet light, and infrared radiation. Ultraviolet light (UVA/UVB light) is mainly responsible for ageing skin. Throughout the autumn and winter months, we have more UVA light requiring you to use at least an SPF30 daily and throughout the spring and summer months, we still have UVA but also a stronger percentage of UVB, requiring you to use an SPF40/50+ daily.

Quick summary:

  • SPF- sun protector factor

  • UVA - ultraviolet ageing

  • UVB - ultraviolet burning

Previously, formulations were thick and chalky on the skin but newer formulations of products are made to blend easier into your skin. It is important to use enough product to ensure you get the factor protection labelled on the bottle! Usually one pump or half a teaspoon should be enough to cover your face, neck and chest.

Here at Tinkable, we use:

Glo Skin Beauty Oil Free SPF40

Glo Skin Beauty Oil Free SPF 40+ Sunscreen provides broad-spectrum protection from the sun’s damaging rays while nourishing hydrators and antioxidants fortify the skin.

This oil free moisturiser with SPF contains Hyaluronic Acid to attract and maintain hydration and protect skin against free radical damage. Plus, Zinc Oxide, Octinoxate and Octisalate to provide powerful broad-spectrum protection ageing harmful UVA and UVB rays.

Glo Skin Beauty Moisturising Tint SPF 30+​

Glo Skin Beauty Moisturising Tint SPF 30+ is a lightweight, oil free moisturiser with SPF 30 to combat dehydrated and dry skin whilst also providing broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection to guard against harmful rays, working also as a natural sunscreen.

This is the best moisturiser for oily skin with SPF as it also provides a sheer hint of colour to softly even tone and enhance skin's radiance without suffocating the skin.

P.s. SPF isn’t needed in the evening, as sunlight isn’t present!


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