Do we need sun protection in winter?
The answer is YES! Less than 20 per cent of Australian men and women wear sunscreen in winter. This is despite the highest national rate of skin cancer in the world, despite more than 70 per cent of us with sensitive skin and despite the fact that you can pick the Aussies in any international airport in the world by their crow’s-feet. It’s true that UV levels are lower in winter, but it’s also true that 90 per cent of visible ageing is due to sun damage – and it doesn’t all happen in summer. (And for those of us going to the snow, sun protection is super-important).