Here’s Why You Need to Keep Wearing Sunscreen in the Fall (and Every Season)


Summer is officially over, and fall has landed. So, you may be thinking it’s now time to skip the sunscreen? Not so much.

Your skin needs sun protection no matter the season in order to prevent lifelong skin damage, premature aging and your risk of developing skin cancer. So, if sunscreen isn’t part of your daily skincare routine, it’s time to cozy up to an SPF you trust and love.


UVA Rays Shine Every Season.

The power of the sun isn’t limited to extreme conditions like long days at the beach or tanning bed sessions. Unfortunately, many may not fully understand that the sun doesn’t quite work that way. It doesn’t matter if it’s cold or cloudy outside. The sun’s rays still emit UV light that penetrates through cloudy skies. In fact over 90% of UV rays can pass through a light cloud cover, causing sunburn and lifelong sun damage.

So, yep. You got it. Every season is sunscreen season.

Here are the top reasons you should enjoy the fall weather safely and fully lathered in SPF.


Steer Clear of Skin Cancer.

An alarming 1 in 5 Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they reach 70. And even if 70 sounds far off to you now, that’s a statistic to heed. The best way to protect yourself is by wearing a great sunscreen. Every day. All year-round.

skin cancer fast facts

☀ Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S.
☀ Having 5 or more sunburns in your lifetime doubles your risk for melanoma
☀ Around 9,500 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with skin cancer each day
☀ More than 1 million Americans are living with melanoma
☀ More than 2 people die of skin cancer in the U.S. every hour
☀ Before age 50, women are more likely than men to develop melanoma. After age 50, the opposite is true.
☀ While white populations have higher rates of developing melanoma, skin cancer can affect anyone — regardless of their skin color.

According to The Skin Cancer Foundation,

“Regular daily use of SPF 15 sunscreen can reduce your risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) by about 40 percent, and lower your melanoma risk by 50 percent.”

So, find a safe, effective sunscreen you love — and make that your new best friend this fall.


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The Sun Ages You, Even in the Fall.

Clinical signs of aging are impacted by sun exposure in a major way. Research shows that exposure to UV rays is responsible for 80% of visible aging signs.

According to a report by the World Health Organization,

“Chronic overexposure to the sun can change the texture and weaken the elasticity of the skin. Sun induced skin damage causes premature wrinkling, sags and bags, and easy bruising. Up to 90% of the visible changes commonly attributed to ageing may be caused by sun exposure.”

Other clinical studies out there show that UV exposure is at a minimum responsible for 80% of visible aging signs. Keep your youthful glow and dewy skin fully intact by using an effective SPF every day, every season.


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Fall Sunscreen Musts

The perfect fall SPF should have a minimum of SPF 30.

Find a safe mineral sunscreen that contains other antioxidants like Vitamins C or E.

Avoid using SPF makeup. Many don’t know you need a nickel- to quarter-size drop of sunscreen in order to get the protection level on the label. You’ll want to apply a pure, safe, effective sunscreen under your makeup and reapply every 2 hours you’re in direct sunlight. Otherwise, you should be safe to apply again midday.

If the air is a little drier and crisper where you live, find a mineral sunscreen that will retain your skin’s natural moisture.


Meet Your Fall SPF Match

After 16 years of formulating mineral sunscreen, we’ve perfected the art of year-round sun protection. All Goddess Garden mineral suncare is vegan, non-nano zinc-based, reef and ocean safe, and made with love. Shop our selection of natural, safe sunscreen to keep slathering on the SPF, no matter the season.

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SPF Fall Match



Daily Mineral Sunscreen

Goddess Garden – Daily Mineral Sunscreen for Sensitive Skin
Sheer, Zinc, Broad Spectrum, Water Resistant, Scented with organic lavender essential oil, Vegan, Reef Safe, Leaping Bunny Cruelty Free


Sport Mineral Sunscreen

Goddess Garden – Sport Mineral Sunscreen for Sensitive Skin
Sheer, Zinc, Broad Spectrum, Water Resistant, Unscented, Vegan, Reef Safe, Leaping Bunny Cruelty Free


Kids Mineral Sunscreen

Goddess Garden – Kids Mineral Sunscreen for Sensitive Skin
Sheer, Zinc, Broad Spectrum, Water Resistant, Scented with organic lavender essential oil, Vegan, Reef Safe, Leaping Bunny Cruelty Free


Baby Sunscreen

Reef safe sunscreens & cooling spray
Made with organic aloe vera & lavender oil