Why You Need to Wear Sunscreen in the Winter
Posted on 08 November 2017
A common misconception is that during the winter, people no longer need to wear sunscreen. Wrong! Make sure you keep it in your routine.
Did you know that snow almost doubles the amount of UV rays you're exposed to? Just because it isn't hot anymore doesn't mean that you don't need your dose of SPF. Not only that, but the Earth is closest to the sun during winter. Not only that, but the ozone (which acts like sunscreen for our planet) is thinnest during the winter, meaning that it doesn't filter and protect us from UV rays like it is able to at other points during the year.
Going on a ski trip? You guessed it, better keep the sunscreen on hand. The atmosphere thins at high elevations, meaning that you'll be more exposed to UV rays at the top of that mountain. Plus, ski goggle sunburn lines look pretty silly.