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Skin Care & The Sun – The Basics – Part 2

sun burn and winter sun

sun burn and winter sun

As it is in theory ‘The Summer’ (you never can tell !!) – I wanted to add to my ‘Basics’ range of posts about the Sun…

Sunshine is great for your skin, giving it a healthy tan and enriching your cells with vitamins.

Too much sunlight, on the other hand, can hurt your skin with harmful ultraviolet radiation.

This not only ages your skin, creating wrinkles, burn marks and discoloration, but it can give you skin cancer.

You should ALWAYS use a sunscreen whenever you are going to be out in the sun for very long.

LESSER KNOWN FACT – This is true even in winter months! When the sun is highly visible, even in cold weather, it can still cause radiation to permeate your skin.

For winter weather, use an emollient sun care product.

For the rest of the year, make sure you are using a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or more.

You can double your skincare effectiveness by using a skin cream with sun protection, which is readily available in many stores.

This allows you to hydrate your skin while protecting it from the sun’s harmful rays.

Sunscreen is safe to use every day, so even if you’re not sure you will be going outside, you can put some on, just in case.


Like I have said before – these posts are ‘going back to basics’ but it really is important. I have made them short in the hope that people may read them.

I know in my youth, I never used sunscreen in the winter !! – I wish I had now.