The Benefits Of Wearing SPF Year Round
During the gloomy winters in the Pacific Northwest, it may seem pointless to wear sun protection. While you may not experience the direct sun exposure like in the summer, the sun’s rays are tricky. Despite cloud cover, harmful UV rays still manage to make their way through. If you’re just experiencing this in short bursts, it’s unlikely you’ll experience a sunburn, though these UV rays could certainly still age your skin prematurely.
In addition, if you enjoy winter sports, you are more likely to get a sunburn run a higher risk of skin cancer because sun rays bounce off the white snow, directly on your face. Also, if you get into high altitudes, your UV exposure increases. Therefore, wearing sunscreen while on the slopes is essentially for healthy skin.
While sunscreen protects you from harsh sun rays, it can also provide a layer of buffer between your skin and the elements. Brisk winds and cold temperatures can dry out the skin and irritate skin conditions. SPF–while it’s main job is to protect you from UV rays– can also create a barrier between your skin and the winter air.
To maintain a healthy skin glow during the winter months, contact us to schedule a consultation with a master esthetician at Allure Esthetic. Call us at 206-209-0988 or contact us online.