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Best Sunscreens for Winters

There is a common notion that one needs sunscreens only in summers under the harsh sun. But what about in winters? The sun is pretty much out there and we tend to bask in the sun even more in the winter season, when the days are shorter and the sun often hides behind the clouds. This is a common myth amongst people that sunscreen only needs to be applied when either you go out in the sun or in the summer season. But we have been emphasizing this time and again that no matter what season it is, you’re inside or outside your home, whether it is raining outside or not, you NEED to wear your sunscreen religiously. And we at Vanity Wagon have the best sunscreen for winters.


Reasons why sunscreen is important in every season:

  • First & foremost, a sunscreen, without any doubt, protects your skin from the harmful UV (UVA & UVB) rays of the sun.
  • Regular usage of sunscreen slows down the signs of premature ageing like fine lines, dryness, etc.
  • It helps in reducing dark spots, hyperpigmentation & other related skin concerns.
  • In the long term, sunscreen helps prevent sunburn, skin cancer and premature aging.

A sunscreen has the ability to protect your skin from sun damage which is often seen causing severe damage to skin such as redness, inflammation and skin cancer if your skin has been overexposed to the UVA+UVB rays for a long time. If one is looking for a very minimalistic routine to start with, they should go with two products:

Cleanser and Sunscreen

Gradually as one moves into a comprehensive skincare routine, they can use cleansers, toners, essences, serums, moisturizers, face oils and topping it up with the one and only- sunscreens.

Since the winter season has dryness in the air, it is highly recommended to moisturize your skin before wearing sunscreen.When it comes to choosing a sunscreen for your skin in winters, there are a couple of things that should be kept in mind.

  • The sunscreen should be a little thick in consistency.
  • One can even buy a moisturizer that has SPF in it.
  • A minimum of SPF 30 is recommended.
  • It should be a ‘Broad-Spectrum’ sunscreen as it protects against the UVA as well UVB rays.

There are a number of sunscreens available in the market, suitable for different skin types and seasons, we are here to help you narrow down your choice with our best sunscreens for winters.

1. Fixderma Shadow 50+ Cream

The reason this one is known as a Shadow ‘Cream’ is because of its thick yet lightweight consistency. It has SPF 50, leaves no white cast, has a very faint fragrance and a formulation that feels good on the skin. It also acts as a moisturizing agent due to its thick texture but those with dry skin need to wear a moisturizer beneath.

It is suitable for:

All Skin Types.

2. Qurez Mattifying Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 PA+++ with Blue Light Protection

It is a physical/mineral sunscreen with sun-protecting physical UV filters along with skin nourishing ingredients which will shield your skin from the skin damaging UVA+UVB rays. This sunscreen is PA+++ and has a sun protection factor of 30. The more the number of + in a sunscreen, the more protection is provided against UVA Rays. It also provides protection against the very famous blue light, which is the radiation emitted from gadgets and other electronic devices.

It is suitable for:

All Skin Types.

3. Dr. Sheth’s Ceramide & Vitamin C Sunscreen SPF 50+

This magical sunscreen has not 1, not 2, but innumerable benefits! It not only acts as a shield against pollution but also protects the skin from the damaging blue light. The Indian skin tends to have a weak barrier, but thanks to the ceramides in the formulation, it works to restore the barrier. The Vitamin C in the formulation helps repair skin damage by preventing micro-pigmentation and Hyaluronic Acid moisturizes and gives the sunscreen a nourishing yet non-sticky texture.

It is suitable for:

-Dry Skin

-Sensitive Skin

4. Aqualogica Hydrate+ Sunscreen with SPF 50 PA+++ with Coconut Water & Hyaluronic Acid

A holy grail for all times, this hydrating sunscreen is enriched with a light water-based texture and therefore infuses moisture into the skin, apart from providing broad-spectrum protection against UVA, UVB rays and blue light. This sunscreen is the best if you want to hydrate as well as protect your skin. It leaves you with a fresh, dewy finish after application.

It is suitable for:

All Skin Types.

5. An alternative to just sunscreen:

Nourish Mantra Saatvik Moringa Facial Moisturizer with SPF with Sahjan Oil, Coconut Oil and Wheatgram Oil

If you are looking for a moisturizer that is super hydrating, lightweight as well as protects your skin against the sun, this is The One! It has the goodness of nutritive oils with a blend of therapeutic botanical extracts which are ultra nourishing for the skin. Apart from just moisturizing, it improves skin texture and promotes skin vitality and smoothness.

It is suitable for:

-Combination Skin

-Dry Skin

-Sensitive Skin

-Acne-prone Skin

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