The problem: You forget about the winter sun
Getting ready in the dark doesn’t exactly scream for sunscreen, but the truth is, you can’t go one day without it (even in these eerie, dreary months). Melanie Cooper, cosmetic manager for Shoppers Drug Mart warns that “sun reflecting off the snow increases the risk of sunburn and skin cancer due to the additional UV radiation.”
The solution: Get a great moisturizing sunscreen
Cooper suggests La Roche Posay’s Anthelios Ultra Fluid SPF 60 ($28), which contains patented Mexoryl technology that provides superior UVA/UVB protection. Apply sunscreen every single day, right before you apply your makeup.
The problem: You go through drastic temperature changes
Not only does the Canadian climate go from hot and humid to below freezing in a heartbeat, but we’re often going from cold to warm incredibly quickly when we seek shelter from those frosty temperatures. Going through such extremes can wreak havoc on your skin, making your face flaky, red, irritated and dry.