Why should you wear an SPF all year round?

sun protection winter

Now that the weather’s cooling down, and the summer is finally over for another year, you might have started skipping the SPF and sun protection as part of your skincare routine.

Although, while it’s especially important to protect your skin from the sun in the hotter months, and in warmer climates, many people don’t realise that we need to protect our skin from sun damage all year long – even in winter.

Why do we need sun protection in winter?

The sun’s UV rays can damage the skin throughout the year. UVA rays can cause fine lines, wrinkles and ageing, while UVB rays can burn the skin. Even on a cold, overcast day, up to 80 percent of these rays can actually penetrate clouds.

New studies have also shown that our skin pigment cells can not only be damaged by these UV rays from the sun, but also by lower doses of ambient and infrared light! This means your computer screen, mobile phone or lightbulbs could inadvertently be causing your skin to age.

Finally, wearing sunscreen daily is proven to slow down the ageing process by 24%.

Luckily, ZO Skin Health have a way for you to easily incorporate sun protection into your winter skin routine. ZO Oclipse® Sunscreen + Primer has SPF 30 and protects against both UVA and UVB rays, as well as HEV light, it also doubles up as a makeup primer, so it’s easy to incorporate into your morning routine. With a universal tint to match all skin tones, it’s silky matter finish also works to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections, and can be worn either alone or over makeup.

Find out more about ZO Oclipse® Sunscreen + Primer

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