Do I Need SPF in the Winter?
Winter is the season that epitomizes what it means to layer clothing: scarves, jackets, hats, earmuffs, and mittens are abundant and, while fashionable, serve the important function of keeping you warm. Many people may also be under the impression that all of these layers also help to protect them from the wind chill that tends to dry skin out and lead to chapped lips and hands; however, this is a common misconception. Your skin needs to breathe, and wearing layers does not allow for that. Instead, you’ll most likely see red patches and more acne, which occurs because dead skin cells build up and clog pores. What this all leads to, really, is how important it is to take care of your skin properly.
For the problems mentioned above, following The Lancer Method’s Polish, Cleanse, and Nourish will help to make sure dead skin cells are sloughed off while maintaining their natural moisture level. While you also receive the additional benefit of maintaining healthy, youthful-looking skin, you are most likely skipping one of the most important steps to any anti-aging routine, which is to wear sunscreen every day, including during the winter.
You may not see the sun behind the winter clouds, but it’s there and waiting to peek out and reflect on water puddles, car windows, or snow. This reflection causes sun rays to hit your skin, resulting in UV ray exposure. UV rays counteract the healing peptides, antioxidants, and other ingredients in your anti-aging skincare products, which is why you still need to apply sunscreen with SPF during the winter.
At Lancer Skincare, we never leave the house without applying our Sheer Fluid Sun Shield SPF 30, which combats 97% of UV rays while delivering anti-aging ingredients like chamomile extract to sooth and calm dry winter skin while Gamay grape stem cells protect against UV stress. And don’t be fooled by higher SPFs—there is only a marginal different between SPF 100 and SPF 30, so you want to make sure to apply sunscreen that will nourish your skin. Because our Sheer Fluid Sun Shield feels completely weightless, you can apply it as a make-up primer and to any exposed skin without feeling greasy. We want your skin to look its best through every season, so make sure to apply your sunscreen every 2-3 hours for optimal sun protection.
So when it comes to sunscreen, always think yes, regardless of weather. And once you apply our Sheer Fluid Sun Shield SPF 30, we bet you’ll realize protecting yourself from the sun feels unbelievably good.
Dr. Lancer. Younger: The Breakthrough Anti-Aging Method for Radiant Skin. p. 48-50.