Just because the temperature cools down doesn't mean the sun stops shining. While bundling up with scarves and puffy coats protects your body from harsh conditions and harmful ultraviolet rays, your face is still left vulnerable and exposed. There are tons of ways to winterize your beauty routine—and while SPF might not be the first thing that comes to mind, it should be.
By now you're undoubtedly familiar the dangers of UV exposure and the different SPF options. But just in case you've been hibernating for the better part of a decade, or just need a quick refresher, here it is. Exposure to UVA and UVB rays is linked to fine lines, age spots, and skin cancer. When it comes to sunscreen, there are two types of formulas: physical and chemical, which are loaded with endocrine-disrupters, like oxybenzone and octinoxate. Steer clear! Instead, look for physical blockers—better known as mineral sunscreens—which use safer ingredients, like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide to protect against the sun's damaging rays.
Good news, you don't have to slather on SPF to keep your skin safe this winter. Mineral sunscreen has landed in a ton of innovative and unexpected products—from moisturizers and primers to foundation and makeup setting spray. The best part? These UV-protective picks are safe, eco-conscious, and totally unique.