The Importance Of Wearing Sunscreen In Fall and Winter
When the weather gets cold and everything gets cloudy, rainy or snowy, we often times forget that our skin can still be damaged by the sun, but it’s actually just as important to protect your skin in the fall and winter as it is in the spring and summertime.
Reasons to Wear Sunscreen In Fall & Winter:
Sun rays filter through even on cloudy days and still reach your skin. These rays can still cause free radical damage to skin which can cause premature aging and even skin cancer. Even though you don’t get a sun burn, your skin is still feeling the damage over time.
How You Should Apply Sunscreen for Optimal Protection ♥
A lot of people think you can just put on your makeup as long as it has SPF15 in it and that’s enough to protect your skin, but the truth is, you need a half a teaspoon amount of sunscreen just to cover your face and neck. Nobody uses that much makeup on their face so you need to use a separate sunscreen in order to fully protect skin from free radical causing sun damage and ultimately premature aging. Also, when you sweat throughout the day, sunscreen rubs off or gets perspired off your skin so it’s important to re-apply if you know you’ll be out in the sun, even on a cloudy day. Personally, I prefer to use a face lotion in the morning for my face and neck and then, if I need to re-apply in the afternoon, I use a spray formula because it’s easier to apply and goes on without disturbing makeup.
New Sun Care Favorites from COOLA!
Much like the piña colada scent that I tried awhile back, this Citrus Mimosa Sport Spray has a sport spray formula that’s really easy to use. The nozzle is pressurized and comes out in a fine mist that can be intensified the harder you press down on it. I really love these Coola Sport Spray formulas because they are great for applying sunscreen on the body quickly, with little effort, and they are also awesome for applying over makeup without messing anything up. Plus, the formula is fairly gentle and doesn’t irritate my eyes or allergies which is a big one for me!
This LipLux balm is so awesome! It’s really gentle, hydrating, and nourishing, but it’s not overly waxy or greasy so it feels like a typical lip balm, but a lot more natural in formulation. It reminds me of the twist up lip balms by Nivea, only it works better and includes higher quality ingredients. My boyfriend, who hates moisturizer and lip balm typically, actually stole this from me because he liked it so much so it’s great for anyone haha.
This Calm Glow eye gel is seriously awesome on puffy, red, or sore eyes! It’s really cooling and light and it helps bring down any irritations. I love using this on my eyes when they’re puffy from allergies or just as a light eye treatment before bed if I don’t want to use a heavier cream. It didn’t break me out or cause any irritation; instead it helped to calm my skin and hydrate without leaving any residue, absorbing into my skin right away.
This last Coola Tinted Mineral Face Sunscreen is an awesome face moisturizer that is tinted and doubles as a tinted moisturizer and primer for makeup. I really love the way it smells, subtle hints of rose essence and other fresh plant ingredients, but it’s not super overwhelming. This does slightly tint the skin and gives it a light, dewy glow. The only thing I wouldn’t recommend is using it with any foundation that has silicone in it. I used this with my natural foundations like the one by Living Nature and my RMS Beauty Un-Cover Up which worked well, but it made everything peel when I used it with my Hourglass Veil Fluid Foundation so that’s just a heads up that it may not work with every formulation or you might have to wait for it to completely dry before putting anything over it. Aside from that, it looks wonderful alone and blurs any imperfections so it’s nice to wear on Sundays when I feel lazy and want to let my skin breath.
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