We make assumptions here, but if you read this, you are probably a sensitive soul, just like us. So you will know only too well that reactive skin does not get a season free. In summer there are tingling, breakouts and hot flashes. Winter winds and central heating can cause their own list of reactions. And remember that last summer you applied SPF to your face so regularly? This protection that you gave back then is still very much needed in winter. Here's why you should use SPF in winter and how you can incorporate it into your winter skin care.
The long-term effects of UV damage
While you may not feel the telltale short-term effects of sun damage (fortunately, the burning season is over for now), the cumulative effects of daily exposure can lead to long-term adverse effects. This damages the skin's collagen and elastin. And since they act as the natural structure of the skin, damage can permanently change the actual skin structure. This triggers premature aging. Even worse, if the DNA in skin cells also changes, this can increase the risk of skin cancer.
When choosing a sun protection factor for winter or summer, pay attention to broadband protection. Everyday light protection filters should not only protect against UVA and UVB rays, but also against other rays such as blue light or HEV light. While UVB rays penetrate the outer epidermis, blue sunlight, telephone and laptop screens as well as fluorescent and LED lights penetrate deeper into the dermis. Blue light alone does not cause sunburn, but is known to cause cell damage, photoaging, and skin hyperpigmentation. Our sensitive skin SPF 30 – Hello Sunshine contains the active ingredient Gossypium Herbaceum or cotton extract. This offers the skin a broad spectrum of protection and helps to overcome the induced photoaging.
We recommend applying two fingertip-sized Hello Sunshine SPFs every morning after moisturizing. After that, you can apply makeup. You are unlikely to need to replenish the SPF during the day during the winter work week. Unless you enjoy a full day in the great outdoors and should definitely be reapplied if you are skiing or spending time in the snow.