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Do you always have to protect your skin from the sun, even during winter?

11 April 2018 by

Despite the fact that UV radiation is one of the biggest enemies for people with dry skin and those that struggle with wrinkle formation, most people still do not sufficiently protect themselves from the sun. During summer, we immediately start applying sunscreen. But is it really necessary to apply sunscreen every day? Even if the sun does not shine? Here’s what our dermatologist, Elian Brenninkmeijer, has to say.

Do you always have to protect your skin from the sun, even if it is not during the summer?

Elian, do you always have to protect your skin from the sun- even outside summer months?

Yes, UV rays can penetrate and damage the structure of the skin cells. Skin cancer is one of the most common types of skin diseases in the Netherlands. In addition, UV radiation breaks the elastin, which can make the skin supple and rough. This is one of the biggest causes of wrinkles for a lot of young people. Sun or no sun, always protect your skin against UV radiation.

So, which products are good?

You can use a day cream with built in SPF. If your regular day cream does not contain an SPF then it is wise to apply sunscreen on top of your daily moisturiser. It is also important to regularly apply sunscreen on your hands. This is because your hands are just as sensitive as your face and neck. We have written a full blog post on how to choose a good sunscreen for you and your child here.

What about your vitamin D intake, especially in winter?

Many people have a vitamin D deficiency during the winter months. Therefore, it is important to go outside, even if it is cold. Give your hands and face at least 10 minutes of sunlight a day. However, it is important to always to protect your skin from UV rays by applying sunscreen. Our Protecting Sun Spray is easy to apply and is suitable for both you and your child.

FAQ: Does the Naïf day cream contain a SPF?

The Day Cream of Naïf contains tomato extract lycosol. This is a natural SPF, which is approximately equivalent to a SPF 50.

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