What are the risks of not wearing suncream while skiing?

All you need to know about Ski-care

Premature ageing, wrinkles, sunspots, pigmentation – Is it really not worth wearing sun cream when skiing?

We’re very aware of the risks posed by unprotected skin. So, why is it only during summer that we opt to wear our sun cream all day, every day? Most people are under the impression that only summertime sun cream matters. Quite the contrary Ultrasun should be worn everyday, even on the snowiest of days.

Before you hit the slopes, make sure you know the ins and outs of winter sun.

High Altitudes

Believe it or not a high slope can lead to more exposure of harmful UVB rays when skiing or snowboarding. In fact, the higher you are, the greater need there is for sun cream. However much of a professional you may be, it’s time to focus on the exposed areas. Especially on a bluebird day, Ultrasun’s Face SPF30 50ml is just the ticket! This bestseller is an all-in-one skincare formula that’s lightweight, fast absorbing and delivers results all day to protecting and moisturising skin. 

Reflective Surfaces

Think of snow or ice like a mirror and as beautiful as it is, the UVB rays hit the ‘mirror‘ and bounce back to hit our skin twice as hard. Now if you’re really going to avoid this, you’ll need to be quite experienced in the world of sun cream. That’s why we reach for Ultrasun’s Face Mineral SPF50+. This high tech formulation glides effortlessly on the skin with 100% mineral filters and ‘InfraGuard®’ to protect essential skin cells from HEV (blue) light.

Cloud Penetration

Many people believe there’s no need for winter sun cream if it’s overcast, cloudy, misty, or foggy. However, up to 80% of the sun’s UVA and UVB rays can penetrate through cloud coverage. Even on those whiteout days, those white fluffy clouds allow more rays to shine through than any of the grey ones. So even if the sun isn’t shining, you’ll still need your SPF! Why not opt for a higher sun protection like Ultrasun’s Face SPF50+? This favourite incorporates the very latest skincare research to deliver very high, long lasting protection against UVA, UVB and infrared A rays at an amazing 95%. 

Snow & Wind

Getting in a good sesh on the slopes can be breath taking. But what comes with great sights comes great consequences like dry and chapped lips – Eeek! When taking a balaclava break and having your lips on show, both the snow and wind can make lips incredibly dry and exposed to UV damage. Ultrasun Lip SPF30 is your cult beauty product here. Containing Vitamin E and Blackcurrant Seed Oil, the Lip SPF30 prevents drying and chapping while nourishing the lips upon application. It’s the perfect problem solver for winter-chilled lips after a hard day’s skiing.