You can get some of the worst sunburns when it’s the coldest.
Along with the first day of autumn came our first snowfall in Utah…(sigh) I’m not a fan of the snow. I grew up on the east coast of Florida where it has sunshine and palm trees year round. Learning to wear sunscreen is a given at home, but I never knew you needed to wear sunscreen when it is cold out too. One of the worst burns I ever got was because of the reflection of UV rays in the snow. My ears were burned along with the tops of my hands and even my scalp! How crazy is that?! I figured I wasn’t the only one who didn’t know why you should wear sunscreen in the winter. I thought I would share a couple products I use that helps me protect my skin not only in the winter, but throughout the entire year.
This is a given. When I’m outside in the cold for long periods of time, I still have to wear sunscreen or else I can get burned. I alternate between the Bare Republic Sport Sunscreen Spray and the Pacifica All-Mineral Sunscreen Spray. The reason I use these is because it doesn’t leave me sticky and they don’t smell like typical sunscreen. Both have fairly high SPFs (because you definitely don’t want weird tanlines) and are continuous sprays for an even coating.
I think the most important thing to protect is your face, but I don’t want to spray sunscreen on it just to have all my makeup melt off. A good foundation with SPF works well or a primer to wear underneath. I sometimes wear my BareMinerals Pro foundation or Coola Suncare Daydream Mineral Primer underneath my other foundation. This will give protection to the most delicate skin on your face while keeping your makeup in place.
You can’t forget to protect your lips! No one likes being chapped. I use Coola Suncare Liplux in Original but when I want some color I use Liplux in Bonfire. It’s the perfect combination of color and protection from the harsh UV rays.
Remembering to wear sunscreen in the winter and fall was a pain at first, but it quickly became a part of my routine since moving out West. What do you use to protect your skin against the cold weather? Leave your suggestions in the comments below!