You’d be forgiven for thinking we sound crazy encouraging you to apply sunscreen as part of your beau-ty routine right now! At a time when almost all of us are staying at home and out of direct sunlight? We know, it seems counterintuitive. After all, if we’re indoors, the sun’s rays can’t reach our skin as they usually would and therefore we’re safe from the harm they cause, right? Wrong! Believe it or not, the glass on our windows alone isn’t enough to protect our delicate skin from UV exposure. That means we all must con-tinue to wear sunscreen, even whilst we’re quarantined inside our homes!
Who Should Wear Sunscreen Indoors?
The short answer here is, absolutely everybody! Everyone should be introducing or continuing to use sun-screen as part of their at-home skincare routine! There’s nobody on earth to whom we would recommend skipping the sunscreen whether they’re inside or not. We all need to protect our skin and make sure we keep it healthy at all times. Those who are still able to work from home and have themselves happily set up by a window or doorway (whether it’s open or closed) should take extra care. Even if you’re working with all the windows closed, the sun’s UVA rays are still able to travel through glass and damage your skin so apply your SPF generously!
What’s The Difference Between UVA and UVB Rays?
One huge difference between these two types of UV rays is that one can penetrate through glass and one cannot. UVA rays are one of the main reasons we encourage wearing sunscreen at home as they have the ability to damage your skin, even through the glass on your windows and doors. They’re also the rays mainly responsible for destroying the elasticity and firmness of our skin which of course leads to fine lines, wrinkles, and premature aging. Additionally, they’re quite often a leading cause of the majority of skin can-cers.
UVB rays, on the other hand, are harmful to the overall wellbeing of our skin but aren’t able to penetrate glass.
Who Is At Risk When Not Wearing Sunscreen?
All skin types are at risk of harmful sun rays affecting skin health if they’re not wearing sunscreen. Those with fair skin should take extra care and opt for a high factor.
Think of it this way, you can most certainly under-protect your skin when it comes to choosing the strength of your sunscreen. We’re all guilty of burning our noses or the tops of our heads at one time or another for example! On the other hand, there’s no such thing as protecting your skin too much from the sun! So, if in doubt, go for that higher factor and slather it on. A tan may look and feel great in the short term but you can trust us, over time, your skin (and future self) will thank you for not skimping on that broad spectrum SPF! This will protect your skin from both UVA and UVB rays.
Obviously, prematurely aging skin is on nobody’s list of must-haves when it comes to skincare and sun protection! Though we all understand that aging is a perfectly normal and beautiful part of life that should be celebrated, we should always be careful to take care of our skin and make sure it’s well-nourished and condition along the way. This will, in turn, result in more youthful-looking and naturally glowing skin. What’s the main ingredient to this healthy skincare approach? You guessed it, SPF! Any products contain-ing even a small amount of hyaluronic acid, coconut oil, or olive oil will provide huge anti-aging benefits for your skin and work to repair and protect dead skin cells caused by sunburn.
Which Products Do We Recommend?
We now know that by continually using sunscreen within your beauty regimen, even when indoors for long periods, it’ll protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UVA rays. Even those responsible for damaging our skin and causing premature aging! We recommend using a sunscreen of at least SPF 30, to give the most comprehensive protection and to make sure your skin never becomes dry or unhealthy. We highly recommend the Extreme Protect Treatment SPF30 and the Eclipse SPF 50, both by iS Clinical. Both of these sunscreens are broad-spectrum products meaning they will protect your skin from both UVA and UVB rays. They’re also clinically proven to repair and protect your DNA using iS Clinical’s Extremozyme technology. This will aid the repair and protection of your skin’s natural collagen and provide a protective barrier rich in anti-oxidants! Your skin will not only be noticeably more hydrated but also smoother and softer to the touch after use!