Q: Should I still use a cream with SPF during winter? Deborah, 46
Absolutely. Just because the weather turns colder doesn’t mean UV radiation won’t affect your skin. UVB rays are less intense during winter because they have a short wavelength and the earth tilts away from the sun, but as long as there is sunlight, there will be UVA rays, no matter the time of the year or where you are – and they will still reach the dermis. Apply a natural, organic sunscreen that contains antioxidants such as green tea and vitamin E-rich oils to boost the skin’s antioxidant protection against environmental aggressors – try SophytoPRO Broad Spectrum SPF30+ (£40, sophytopro.com). This professional brand’s premium moisturising sunscreen provides comprehensive protection against UVA, UVB and free radical damage.