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Does anyone wear sunscreen during the winter?

I didn't really think it was necessary during the winter as the sun is not as visible as much and being in the UK and that... but It's something I'm thinking of doing after reading up about it.

Apparently, even though you're not very likely to need protection from UVB rays (Burns) during the colder months, you still need protection from UVA .. as UVA rays break down skin fibres .. and collagen and basically helps in ageing you faster .. dermatologists say to wear it every 2 hours .. and if you live in a area where it snows a lot .. that's worse as snow gives out more reflection.. check that the sunscreen protects you from both uva and uvb rays and that it has a high strength of protection

What do you think .. I'm not sure about every two hours mind you 😂😂 but defo worth it

Nadiaparveen
18 days ago
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Mick82
Mick8218 days ago

Won't be needed hear haven't seen the sun in months

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flipside
flipside18 days ago

Even though you don’t physically see the sun, is still transmitting powerful UV rays which can damage your skin and cause faster aging.

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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveen
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17 days ago

flipside you're right.. and I guess it's like blue light coming from our screens

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GSM
GSM18 days ago

I don't wear but I heard about how important it is. In my child nursery they use it in sunny days.

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flipside
flipside18 days ago

I‘m a bit of skincare enthusiast so I‘ve definitely been wearing sunscreen everyday. I’m indoors most of the time so I reapply as soon as I have to go outside.

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mso
mso18 days ago

Same here 🥴 I do experiment a bit with retinol, lactic acid, salicylic acid, vitamin C etc., which makes skin even more sensitive to the sun therefore, I do apply daily regardless the weather.

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Moonstone22
Moonstone2218 days ago

I use the no7 protect and perfect anti aging moisturiser every day even if I don't go out, it has sunscreen in it and it is a fantastic product

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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveen
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17 days ago

Moonstone22 all in one product 😍 happy days

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hspexy
hspexy18 days ago

It depends on your skin type. If you’re sensitive to the sun and will be outdoors, it’s a good idea to put some protection on, and there’s a lot of moisturisers with spf 15 on sale that can be used all year round

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flipside
flipside17 days ago

Everyone is technically sensitive to the sun and should ideally be wearing a minimum of SPF30. It really makes a big difference.

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hspexy
hspexy17 days ago

flipside I disagree with that. Spf 30 is excessive for the winter period. We need some sun exposure for vitamin d. Wearing sunscreen could hinder that.

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flipside
flipside17 days ago

What you’ve just said is completely false and you‘d be disagreeing with the experts and scientists, not me.

All sunscreen no matter the strength (yes, even SPF100) still let some sun rays through - that’s why it’s important to re-apply every hour or so. So yes, you’re still getting your vitamin D and no amount of sunscreen in the world can prevent that.

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hspexy
hspexy17 days ago

flipside you ought to actually speak to an expert, like a dermatologist or even a GP to get some info. If all you’re trying to share is info you’ve gotten on google, then you ought to review your ‘facts’

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flipside
flipside17 days ago

hspexy Guess what? In this internet age, you can find actual scientific papers through google; cute comeback, though. I’m not the one going around spreading false fear-mongering information about the importance of sunscreen. There are other ways to get your vitamin D without the risks of skin cancer and cystic acne. So you do you and I’ll do me.

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly2517 days ago

My husband developed skin cancer on his face several years ago and following treatment was advised to always wear sun screen when going outside.

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Dennab
Dennab17 days ago

gerrykelly25 That's probably because of increased sensitivity because I had that advice when taking a particular antibiotic. They were right because I forgot and burned within 5 minutes. How is he now?

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flipside
flipside17 days ago

Thank you for sharing this. People always underestimate how necessary sunscreen is until things go south. Prevention is better than cure.

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly2517 days ago

Dennab he’s great thanks. No reoccurrence. It’s a battle sometimes getting him to put his sun block on! I have small bottles everywhere.

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly2517 days ago

flipside yes, I agree. I am a sun worshipper and even used to go on sun beds years ago 😮 I am much more careful since my husbands diagnosis. It’s not worth the risk

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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveen
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17 days ago

gerrykelly25 sorry to hear about that.. is your husband okay now ?

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly2517 days ago

Nadiaparveen yes, thank you. He is very fair skinned and has to be careful, but you can hardly tell. The surgeon was fantastic

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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveen
Original Poster
17 days ago

gerrykelly25 Fantastic ♥️

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Getsome
Getsome17 days ago
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ACR
ACR15 days ago

I rarely use it in the summer. Therefor, I wouldn't consider using it in the winter unless there was an unusually hot day 🌞

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