Clouds aren’t sunscreen
Most people look up at the winter sky, see al the ominous clouds, and think that the overcast is enough reason to not wear sunblock. But most people are wrong. UV rays still find their way to the ground (and to you) even when it’s raining, which means they can still affect your skin. In fact, clouds can operate as reflectors for UV rays, which would leave your skin susceptible to sunburns all the same.
Windows don’t really protect you
Staying indoors sounds like a foolproof way to keep the sun away from your skin, right? Well, only if there are no windows around. Windows block UVB rays, which is great, but UVA rays can still infiltrate through them, even if they are tinted! Slap on some sunscreen and make sure it protects you from both kinds at all times.
Sunblock is essential for anti-aging
Letting the sun do with your skin as it pleases is not recommended to say the least. In fact, it speeds the skin’s aging process. Protecting your skin from the sun on a daily basis will help you slow down that process and maintain young, healthy skin. According to dermatologist Allison Arthur from the American Academy of Dermatology, daily use of sunscreen is even more effective than botox!
Skin cancer has no schedule
Taking good care of your skin can significantly lower your risk of getting skin cancer. Obviously, the number one thing you need to protect yourself from is the sun, which shines in the winter as well, whether you like it or not.