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Hi everyone,

We hope you’ve had a fantastic summer. But now it’s drawing to a close, we thought we’d give you a little information that you may not have been aware of, on the subject of skin protection you really need through autumn and winter too.

Everyone is aware that they should be looking after their skin when on holiday when it’s at its most vulnerable. But what about the rest of the year, including winter?

What SPF should you use in the winter? Keep reading…

Did you know – that with the reduction in the ozone layer (which is there to protect us), there’s an increased chance of radiation, leading to skin damage and the resultant diseases that accompany it?

Why is it so important you really need sunscreen all year round?


Ultra-Violet A rays are the kind that causes damage we associate with ageing skin, whereas Ultra-Violet B is more likely to cause mutations in our genetic make-up.

For these reasons, it’s vital to incorporate skin protection into your daily routine, so that it becomes a habit. One which will save your skin, and may, one day, save your life.

What Are The Skin’s Functions?


There are five protective functions of the skin:

✿ It forms a physical barrier to prevent the entry of unwanted substances into the body. It also prevents transepidermal water loss so the skin does not become dehydrated.

✿ A healthy skin discourages the proliferation of bacteria and reduces the risk of infection.

✿ It protects us from the suns’ harmful rays by the production of melatonin. It also thickens as an extra mode of protection.

✿ It heals wounds and guards from harmful elements and micro-organisms.

✿ It contains sensory nerve endings which alert us to pain or other potential dangers such as heat.

For all these reasons, and to maintain a youthful appearance for as long as possible, we need to look after our skin for health reasons. Everyone needs to be aware of the top five reasons everyone should wear sunscreen.

The top five reasons why everyone should wear sunscreen:


ONE: The ozone layer is depleting and your body needs shielding from harmful rays.

TWO: Skin cancer rates are on the rise and sunscreen has been proven to decrease the development of skin cancer.

THREE: It helps to prevent facial brown spots and skin discolourations.

FOUR: It also helps to reduce the appearance of facial red veins and blotchiness.

FIVE: Sunscreen also slows down the development of wrinkles, prematurely ageing skin.

So by now, we hope it’s clear that good skin protection means looking after it all year round.


At Tej & Co, we’d advise looking for something that protects against both UVA and UVB rays (often this is called ‘broad-spectrum’ labelled suncare). These are for all-year-round and would be a great SPF you should use during the winter.

These are the products we’d recommend:

Epionce Daily Shield Lotion Tinted SPF 50

This formulation combines botanical ingredients rich in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties plus broad-spectrum UV protection.

It provides protection from Infrared Radiation (IR) and High Energy Visible Light (HEVL). It comes in one colour tone, but blends to give the skin a natural look on all skin tones. The elegant formula goes on evenly for flawless, natural coverage for fair to darker skin tones.


Heliocare 360* Mineral SPF50+ Broad-spectrum protection

A natural, breathable mineral formulation that leaves skin with a satin glow, it’s also perfect for use under makeup. Great for all skin types.


Heliocare 360˚Oil Free Gel SPF50 broad-spectrum protection

An ultra-light, mattifying gel. It’s great for all skin types, but especially those with oily or combination skin.


Can we help you?

For more information on how you can give your skin the best treatment, please give us a call on 01384 824039 OR fill out the quick form below to request a callback and the opportunity to book in a free consultation.



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Do You Really Need Sunscreen All Year?| Official Skincare Blog | Tej & Co
Do You Really Need Sunscreen All Year? We all know how important it is to look after our skin when on holiday, but what SPF should I use in winter?

This article was written by skincare specialist Tej of Tej & Co. Tej & Co are experts in skincare and hair removal clinic, West Midlands. Offering safe and results-driven non-surgical skin treatments including Endymed Skin Tightening.