Why wearing sunscreen in winter is non-negotiable

With winter well and truly underway, many of us may be tempted to stow our favourite SPFs under the bathroom sink.

But as any dermatologist would advise, protecting your skin against harmful UV rays is a year-round commitment.

According to experts, incidental sun exposure (the kind experienced daily, such as on a commute) has a cumulative effect that can result in sagging skin. This means a thick layer of broad-spectrum SPF may be just as important for those who work in an office as it is for those who spend their days outdoors.

Below, BD rounds up the best sunscreen products to keep your face and body protected this winter.

Invisible Zinc Face + Body Sunscreen SPF50 UVA-UVB is a sunscreen that acts as a protective barrier between the skin and the sun, one of the main catalysts for skin ageing and wrinkles.

Reef Coconut Sunscreen SPF50 Dry Touch Lotion offers very high Broad Spectrum – UVA/UVB protection. With two hours of water resistance, it is suitable for sweat, swim, surf and sea. With a dry touch finish, it won’t stick to sand or body hair.

Ella Baché Active Face Great SPF50+ is an ultra-lightweight, four-hour water resistant sunscreen formulated with broad spectrum protection for active lifestyles. Green tea, kakadu plum extract and a moisturising active work to hydrate the skin for an effortless glow.

tbh Skincare skin shady SPF 50+ is a broad spectrum SPF that provides defence against both UVA and UVB rays. This lightweight and oil free formula dries down to a matte finish with no white cast and greasy texture.

We Are Feel Good Inc. Signature Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+ will keep your skin covered whilst you chase your adventures. Non-greasy, broad spectrum and up to 4 hours water resistant, it’s the ultimate sun protection. Protect your skin every day and live the life you love.

Bondi Sands Hydra UV Protect SPF 50+ Spray is a four hour water resistant sunscreen spray that provides UVA and UVB protection. It is lightweight on the skin, fast absorbing and ultra hydrating for up to 24 hours after application.

Banana Boat Simply Protect Sensitive Face SPF50+ helps shield you and your family from the harsh Australian sun. Made with naturally sourced zinc for sensitive skin and provides SPF50+ UVA/UVB broad spectrum protection for your face.

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Face Lotion SPF50+ is a face lotion that combines very high protection with a hydrating formula to wrap skin in continuous moisture. The oil-free, fast absorbing formula provides a silky, non-greasy feel for the face.

Natio Rosewater Hydration Moisture Balance Day Cream SPF 50+ is a light and non-greasy moisturiser designed to provide lasting hydration throughout the day.

SkinCeuticals Ultra Facial Defense SPF 50+ protects skin from the range of UV rays known to cause accelerated skin ageing. Formulated with state-of-the-art UV filters.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Invisible Fluid Facial Sunscreen SPF50+ is a lightweight, invisible fluid sunscreen that is non-greasy and non comedogenic, offering SPF 50+ protection.