When the weather turns cool and brisk, it's easy to relegate our sunscreen bottles to the back of an unseen bathroom cupboard to wait for summer. After all, it just seems weird to apply sunscreen when the mornings are dark, the sky is overcast, and the sun seems to be taking a sabbatical. But sunscreen in still important during the fall and winter months.
According to a 2006 press release by Ohio State University Medical Center, "only 2 percent of Americans wear sunscreen in the winter," despite the fact that many dermotoligists and researchers recommend wearing a moisturizer with an SPF of 30 or higher every day of the year on any exposed skin.
If you don't like the ooey, gooey nature of many creams and lotions on the market, you might be interested in hearing about Desert Essence's SPF 30 Sunscreen Towelettes. Essentially, these little "towelettes" are like baby wipes with sunscreen in them. You pull one out of the container, wipe your face/skin, and - ta da! - you're done. The towelettes feels refreshing on the skin - a bit like an astringent might feel (tingly and tight) and are not oily or creamy. The towelettes are not devoid of the typical "sunscreen smell," but it's not overpowering either. The biggest benefit of these little wipes is the ease of application - no tell-tale white circles or streaks to smooth in. The downside is the price - a container with 25 individual towelettes costs $12.99 (that works out to about 52 cents a wipe!). I guess convenience does come at a price...
You can find Desert Essence Sunscreen Towelettes at a variety of health food stores.
YOUR TURN: Do you wear sunscreen in the fall/winter? What is your favorite brand and why?
WIN IT! One winner will receive a container of Desert Essence SPF 30 Sunscreen Towelettes ($12.99). To enter, leave a comment on this post prior to Wednesday, October 22 at midnight (don’t forget to follow the rules). * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.
*UPDATE* The winner is #68 Caryn Bailey. Congratulations!
I do wear sunscreen in the fall/winter. My favorite brand is Coppertone because it works well for me.
I generally don't wear sunscreen in the winter - I do have a lotion with spf 15 for my face, but we live in the Northern Plains and don't go out much in winter time!
I could really use this product especially since I have very fair skin and need to use sunscreen so I don't burn. This is a great giveaway and I really hope I win. Thanks.
i try to wear it no matter what the season, but sometimes forget. i like the coppertone sport continuous spray because you dont feel all greasy and gross and you dont have to reapply it as much
I always use sunscreen...I am very fair. I use kiehls products, and clarins. thanks for the contest..this looks like a neat product.
No, I don't wear sunscreen in the winter time. I live in the Pacific NW and it's never sunny here in winter. Honestly I don't have a favorite brand; I generally use whatever I see in the store.
i dont wear it but know i should. i just hate the cold and being outside
I wear a foundation with sunscreen, but I need to remember to wear sunscreen on the exposed areas where I don't wear foundation, such as my neck. I have tried Desert Essence cleanser before and loved it and would love to try out the sunscreen.
We use sunscreen mostly in summer...I admit it!! Although I use it on my face year round in my moisturizer. Now I feel like a bad mom. We use Johnsons or Banana Boat spray SPF 50 (don't have a favorite..its what I have a coupon for) because its hard to slow down a toddler or rub lotion on every part of a 5 month old.......this product sounds like something I could incorporate into our getting the kids ready routinue w/o too much hassle tho. Thanks!
We wear facial sunscreen year-round. Ocean Potion Face 45 is our usual brand. Thanks!
No, and I know I should. It's just so hard to remember...
I live in AZ so sunscreen is a year round deal here!
This is such a brilliant idea because if one happened to be in a place where they were caught out in the sun without having put sunscreen on, a towelette from the purse would be the answer!
As for my wearing sunscreen in fall/winter, my daytime facial lotion and foundation both have sunscreen in them so I'm protected year round.
I would love to try this new product
I do wear sunscreen year round because I have fair skin. My favorite brand is Neutrogena because it feels light on the skin.
i only wear it in the summer any kind thats on sale :)
I usually wear makeup with SPF and am wondering if that is as effective.
I use sunscreen and use it a lot, especially in the summer.
basic oil of olay or clinique moisturizer with
sunscreen---i like 15 or 30 spf.
My moisturizer contains sunscreen and I use it faithfully!
No, I do not waer sunc=screen in the Fall & Winter. I live in New York...but I guess I probably should anyway!
I am stationed in Hawaii, so I have no choice but to wear sunscreen all of the time. My favorite brand is Clinique. They have this tinted sunscreen for your face. I love it!
Thanks for the giveaway!
Living in Southern Texas, I MUST wear sunscreen year round or I get sunburned!
I have to wear it year round because I'm devoid of pigment due to vitiligo. Neutrogena is my favorite brand.
No, I've never used sunscreen in the winter. Really should have when we went tubing the other year...ouch!
I wear it on my face in the fall winter. Like Merle Norman tinted moisturizer.
I don't wear it in the winter or fall... I should. I usually buy the store brand sunscreen because its cheapest
I use sunscreen year round as I am quite fair and my father has already had skin cancer. I usually opt for the store/generic brand of baby sunblock because the store brand is cheaper and the baby sunblock in gentle enough for my sensitive skin. Thanks for the giveaway!
I dont wear it
never wear in the winter... I'm never outside long enough in the winter to do any damage, beside living in Michigan, we don't see the sun for 4 months, pretty much starting in a couple weeks
ooh awesome, i would probably use them up too quickly...it is a little pricey...sigh....
I don't wear sunscreen during Winter, until now, I didn't realize I should. My favorite brand is a Neutrogena for old broads, like myself!
I usually use clean and clear. thanks
I like the sound of the feel on the skin. I love astringent, so add sunscreen to that and I'm sold!
No, I have been lax in the winter. And must have missed my hands somewhat in the summer as the age spots are showing. Try to buy face moisturizer with sunblock. Never too much for being brand specific.
These would be so handy to carry everywhere!
I wear sunscreen year-round. I usually wear 15 or 20 in the Winter
I don't put on actual sunscreen from a bottle during the winter/fall, but there is SPF in my make up. I love Neutrogena because it feels silky, not sticky.
I wear a moisturizer with sunscreen every day. I really like the Aveeno brand.
I try to use it all the time. I like NO-AD.
I try to wear some sort of suncsreen in the summer and winter.
These are so neat!
NO...i dont use it in the fall and winter but i dont know why!!!! My aveeno face lotion and makeup has spf in it though...so i guess I DO wear it on my face!
I usually use Banana Boat! I would love to try this new product. I wear sunscreen or my mineral makeup year round to prevent sun exposure! Thanks!
I use kiss my face sunscreen, JASON for the kids.
i don't usually, but would be more likely to if i had these.
I'd LOVE to try these!
I wear sunscreen year round. During the summer if I'm going to be out I make sure to put on a high SPF, but at all other times I'm wearing SPF 15. My lotions all have it, and I wear lotion every day!
I live in alabama and always use sunscreen!
I never use sunscreen anytime during the year because I don't own any! This would give me an incentive though.
I actually wear makeup that has a sunscreen in it (SPF 15). I probably need to wear sunscreen on the other exposed areas since I live in Sunny CA! I recently reviewed the sunscreen soap and I like that too!
I don't wear sunscreen.
I wear sunscreen all year long
I don't wear sunscreen past summer, but I do use sunscreen infused products SOMETIMES
In summer I wear any sunscreen that I happen to pick up - don't have a favorite. In winter I rely on the sunscreen that is in my make up.
I do use sunscreen everyday, it is very important. I use coppertone oil free. I would really like to try this product, sounds great!
I would like to try them
I admit, i don't wear sunscreen, but I know I should... but I do make sure my kids do though.
I use Nutragena grease free. Thanks!
i do not, however i need to be for my skin
Yes, always wear sunscreen and I love the aveeno brand
Yes we do wear it, because we live in Texas and it's still sunny! We use Avon
My dermatologist wants me to wear sun screen all year long
Excellent product that my children's teacher can use for when they go to play at recess.
I don't wear it because it's terrible under make-up. I also don't usually plan on being out in the sun for any length of time. Unlike summer when we go to the pool or lake.
I have very fair skin, so I wear Neutragena Sunscreen year round.
I wear it. I like Neutogena Sensitive SPF30 with Titanium Dioxide.
In the Fall and Winter I do not use "bottled" sunscreen but I do buy facial moisturizer that contains sunscreen. I usually buy Oil of Olay moisturizer with SPF 15 for sensitive skin.
I have to be honest and say I never thought of wearing sunscreen in the winter. We use Banana Boat though in the summer months. This would be a great way to apply sunscreen and I would even begin using in the winter. Thank you!
wear it every day all year - not really picky on brands, just pay attention to the spf & I don't like scented ones.
I don't wear sunscreen in the fall or winter, but I should
This is a great idea
We're in Florida... so yes, sunscreen! I lke the coppertone... in the continuous spray! yay, no more rubbing!
This would be great at the beach
I use a moisturizer with a built in sunscreen EVERYDAY !!!!!!!!!
COol idea! I use sunscreen year round. I am very pale skinned. I use water babies on myself!
I took my wonderful but light skin grandson to the park Tuesday and we had to leave because I didn't think to bring and sunscreen. Thank you for this wonderful contest and prize!
I don't wear sunscreen in the winter.
I really don't use sunscreen in the winter. Yes in the fall. though. I don't really have a favorite brand; I just buy what's on sale. Thank you!
i wear moisturizer yearround that has sunscreen and i get whatever is on sale.
I really like the idea of not having to deal with lotions.
I use a moisturizer with sunscreen in it every day (Olay).
Living 14 miles from some of the best skiing in the world. These would come in very handy.
Great prize I hope I win it.
I use Neutrogena Intensive wrinkle everyday. and my makeup also has an SPF if I wear it too.
Bethseda soap has a SPF in it of 10 if anyone is interested I am not connected to them, but hey it is an easy way to get some protection!
Only in summer
I typically don't wear sunscreen, but my children do in the summer.
I wear it some in the winter and like coppertone.
I use store brand--Jergens right now, try to use face sunscreen daily under makeup..thanks for the opp!
I use it year round. My favorite is BeautiControl Cell Block C
I've already had some sun damage spots, so important to use!
I use Aveeno SPF 50 lotion. It sinks in quickly and is fragrance free. Perfect for summer, spring, fall and winter!
No, i dont but i should. I use coppertone.
only in spring summer
I currently use Banana Boat. This concept may catch on quick because it will be "mess-proof".
Yes I wear sunscreen especially on my arms because of when you drive,,, the sun hits ya.
I wear facial moisterizer with sunscreen in the winter. I buy whatever kind of sunscreen that is on sale for the rest of the year.
I do wear sunscreen year round; I normally use a moisturizing suncreen from Neutrogena.
we do sunscreen year round
I have started wearing it all year just in the last 5 years. I didn't really think about it before. I really like Neutrogena, I think it's called daily defense. It's not greasy at all.
I usually wear a sunscreen on my arms, face and neckline during the winter.
I'm super sensitive to the sun, so I use sunscreen year round. My favorite is Neutrogena because they make a cream with an SPF of 85 & a spray with an SPF of 70... perfect for me. Towelettes would be ideal for the folks in my family who think it's too much trouble to apply!
I could use this on the slopes. I usually get burned when I go snowboarding. These would be handy to take with me.
I wear sunscreen year round.
I have been buying Neutogrena Sunscreen.
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Eh Don't really use it, except makeup with low sunscreen
I used Bullfrog this summer. The rest of the year I just use makeup with sunscreen and/or moisturizer with sunscreen.
Love to have for hubby, he has had numerous skin cancers removed from face and arms, he would truly enjoy these, year around
I do not wear sunscreen in the fall/winter, but I should. This brand looks great!
I use Neutrogena. It is one of my favorite brands. :)
What a great idea, though. My family has a history of skin cancer, so I'm the sunscreen police at my house. We'd definitely use this!
Whoa, you're right. It's expensive. I definitely wouldn't use this as our main source of sunscreen due to cost, but keeping it in the car or purse for unexpected outdoor excursions would be great. I also hate that slimy feeling of sunscreen, especially on my face, so this might be a splurge sometimes too. In answer to your question, I wear sunscreen when I know I'll be outdoors for an extended period of time, but not on a regular basis. I don't like to buy several different kinds so I usually wear a Coppertone Kids or something, but I also enjoy Coppertone oil-free for my face.
I live in Florida and always use sunscreen! :)
We're definitely not winter sunscreen apply-ers, but then...when temperatures are below freezing, we're usually not sporting hardly an inch of bare skin anyways! ;) These look super handy - especially for squirmy kiddos.
I'm bad, I don't remember ever applying sunscreen in the winter. For the summer time my favorite is Bull Frog spray on sunscreen with bug repellent.
I admit I am not as diligent with the sunscreen come winter but part of that is we hardly see the sun, i know not a real excuse
Hi, What a neat way to apply sunscreen! Our family wears it throughout every season. For sports games, outdoor activities and even outside in the snow. The suns' rays are reflected off of the snow. Right now, we use "Banana Boat Continuous Clear Spray SPF 50!
The spray reaches hard to get places and doesn't sweat off. It can blow off in a large breeze. Please enter me in your drawing. We would love to try this product. Many thanks.....Cindi