There’s no skincare regimen which suggests leaving sunscreen out. It is a known fact that applying sunscreen before stepping out of the house saves your skin from a multitude of adverse effects of UV rays. What you may not know however, is that you need to apply it for indoors just as much as you need it for the outdoors; and here’s why.
You’re most likely reading this at work or on a computer. Little did you know that harmful radiations from electronic devices have made their way in our living and sleeping spaces in a big way.
“The increasing digital dependency has exposed our skin to the most harmful of blue rays. Though consumers are well versed with the precautionary measures to protect themselves from the UVA rays, they are unaware about the damaging effects blue light has on their skin and the possible protection available,” dermatologist Rashmi Sharma has said
“According the eports, visible blue light is one of the major skin care concerns as it contributes to premature-ageing, including wrinkles, worsening skin laxity and hyper pigmentation. 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,” she added.
So now, not only do you need to protect your skin outdoors but also indoor. It is suggested that you use blue light shields on your digital devices to limit the effect and use sunscreen even when you are indoors.
According to experts, it is also advisable to look for sunscreens with ingredients such as Kaolin clay and aloe vera that remove impurities and give 24/7 protection to your skin. Use a full tablespoon of organic sunscreen with protection from UVA and UVB rays on your face and reapply every two to three hours even when you are indoors.