Applying sunscreen to save your skin from getting tanned might be one reason that you religiously apply it every time you step out in the sun.
But experts say that you should apply sunscreen indoors too. It might be confusing as to why is that, because clearly sun rays and UV rays cannot penetrate the walls of your house, right?
Why apply sunscreen indoors?
Most of you are aware that UV rays are harmful, but most end up believing that sun is the only source of such rays. Well, that’s not true. Technology and radiation also emit the same poison in your living and sleeping spaces.
According to dermatologist Rashmi Sharma’s statement as published by News18, there is a reason why experts say so.
She said, “The increasing digital dependency has exposed our skin to the most harmful blue rays. Though consumers are well versed with the precautionary measures to protect themselves from the UVA rays, they are unaware of the damaging effects blue light has on their skin, and the possible protection available.
What leads to skin issues indoors?
According to the expert, visible blue light is one of the major skin care concerns as it contributes to premature aging, including wrinkles, worsening skin laxity, and hyperpigmentation. Blue light (also known as high-energy visible light) has the ability to penetrate deeper into the skin compared to UVA rays and trigger damage.
Which is why protection needs to be taken even indoors and not just outdoors. To begin with, you need to apply sunscreen even inside the house.
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What should you do?
Use blue light shields on your smartphone and laptops to minimize the effect. Also, when you go cosmetics shopping, try and pick up the sunscreen which has Kaolin clay or aloe vera in it.
Use organic products that can have a soothing effect on your skin and doesn’t cause any side effects. Also, check if the sunscreen has UVA and UVB protection. Massage it on your face slowly until it gets absorbed and apply again after 2-3 hours. (even if you are inside your sweet home)
Sunscreen protects you no matter where you are
Make it a habit to apply sunblock after a few hours to make sure your skin doesn’t suffer. Harmful UV rays penetrate through windows and glass while you are standing by the office window or even when you are driving home.
Protect yourself from UV related skin cancers, photodamage and premature signs of aging by applying sunscreen even indoors and especially outdoors.