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Why do you need to wear SPF in winter?

Sun damage is one of the main causes of accelerating skin ageing, with even a few minutes of exposure causing permanent damage. But do you wear SPF in the summer, and do you know the difference between UVB and UVA? 

Protecting your skin all year round

The sun is responsible for up to 90% of skin damage, from pigmentation to fine lines and wrinkles. By simply blocking those rays, you can preserve your skin, look younger and slow down the ageing process.

The sun is made up of two different types of rays:

Ultraviolet B (UVB) rays have a shorter wavelength and are responsible for burning your skin, whereas Ultraviolet A (UVA) has a longer wavelength and is associated with skin ageing. Both can do irrevocable damage and can even effect DNA in skin cells, which could lead to skin defects and cancer.

UVB rays are more prevalent in the summer, but UVA rays are present all year round. Even if the sun isn’t shining, UVA rays can penetrate clouds and glass, so can reach you when you’re sitting inside.

To maintain a healthy, fresh, and younger complexion, it’s vital that SPF is worn every day, especially through the winter months. But it’s not enough to just wear a high SPF, as this only indicates protection against UVB rays. When selecting a product make sure you choose a product that protects against UVB and UVA

The team at The Aesthetics Room recommends its broad-spectrum creams, which safeguard against both types of rays. In the highest SPF available, Obagi’s sun shield SPF 50 is a non-greasy, PABA-free, and fragrance-free formula that applies completely sheer in an elegant matte finish. Depending on your skin type, you could also try PCA Skin’s weightless broad-spectrum SPF 45 or the hydrator plus broad-spectrum SPF 30.

All products listed are available from The Aesthetics Room’s online store or can be purchased from the Harley Street and Knightsbridge branches.

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The Aesthetics Room is a certified and reputable provider of skin, body, and hair treatments, with trained professionals administering treatments in its Harley Street and Knightsbridge branches. With in-person and virtual consultations available, speak to a member of the team for free today about the clinic’s extensive list of beauty and medical treatments.

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