The pandemic and self-quarantine have changed the way you work and spend your time. Mostly indoors, your lifestyle has shifted to include working from home, working out at home, and relaxing at home, without having to step out for long periods of time. But skincare routines have had to bear the brunt of staying indoors. While some have become very conscious of setting up and following a routine, most others have stopped taking care of their skin altogether. As a result of which one of the most crucial parts of the skincare routine--sunscreen--has gone out the window. You may not know this, but you need to wear sunscreen even on days when you’re indoors. Sounds frivolous? We have some facts to change your mind…
- 01. Your skin can get UV-damaged indoors as well
- 02. Sun protection is needed for the rest of your skincare routine to work
- 03. Sunscreens can protect your skin from blue light damage
01. Your skin can get UV-damaged indoors as well
This might come as a shocker but if you live in a well-lit house that gets a lot of direct sunlight all day, your skin is at the risk of being damaged. A standard glass window, which is installed in most houses, is capable of blocking only the UVB rays. But the UVA rays, which are responsible for accelerating ageing, pass through unchecked. They are also capable of penetrating deep into your skin and causing long-term skin damage and photo-ageing.
If your work-from-home space is near an open window that gets a lot of natural light, you need to add sun protection in your daily routine. A broad spectrum formula like the Dermalogica Solar Defense Booster SPF 50 is able to block both UVA and UVB rays to avoid skin issues like darkening and sunspots. Infused with green tea and grape seed extracts, the formula is lightweight, and does not leave a white cast on your skin, instead protects it against other environmental wear and tear as well.
02. Sun protection is needed for the rest of your skincare routine to work
Sunscreen is also essential in skincare routines that often use actives, like retinol and AHAs in them. Sun protection is also crucial if you use popular ingredients like vitamin C in your routine.
One of the biggest hurdles of wearing sunscreen at home is the fact that some find it too heavy and greasy. Which is why it is crucial to find the right formula, like the Dermalogica Oil Free Matte SPF 30 to prevent shine and keep acne-prone skin in check. Formulated with Zinc Gluconate, Caffeine, Niacinamide, Biotin and Yeast Extract, the sheer texture will be your answer for easy daily wear.
03. Sunscreens can protect your skin from blue light damage
The lockdown has not only locked you up in your house but it has done so with all of your gadgets. Electronic gadgets are notorious for emitting a blue light, which further causes damage to your skin. All of these factors together make sunscreen your only defense against dull, tired and stressed skin during the lockdown.
As for the blue light damage to skin mentioned above, the Dermalogica Prisma Protect SPF 30 is a good pick to fight free radical damage on the skin. Formulated with an intelligent drone technology, this effective formula will keep your skin even-toned even after long days of blue-light exposure.
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