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Do I need to wear sunscreen in winter?

The short answer is yes. Even if it’s cold and windy outside, keeping rosacea-prone skin shielded with sunscreen is a must. Sunlight is the most commonly reported trigger of flare-ups, so skin needs to be protected from the sun no matter how cold it is.

A good habit to keep is applying sunscreen every day before you venture out of the house so you know you don’t have to worry about flare-ups.

We encourage you to play it safe. See if you can find broad-spectrum sunscreens that protect against both UV-A and UV-B light, with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30.