SPF 101: Do I Need SPF Indoors?

Do you need sunscreen indoors?

A lot of you have asked, and we’ve taken notice. One of the most common and pressing questions we get in our DM on Instagram is: “Do I really need SPF indoors?” 

Well, unless you’re sitting in a windowless room for the whole day or working behind blackout curtains, your skin is still at risk of sun damage and premature aging. 

But why? 

There are two kinds of ultraviolet rays that are harmful to skin, UVA and UVB. The reason you won’t get sunburn from sitting by a window is because most will filter out UVB rays. But it’s the UVA rays that penetrate through glass.

On top of that, the fact that we are all spending enormous amounts of time in front of our devices (guilty as charged!), blue light (aka HEVL, or high energy visible light emits onto our skin.

Lastly, IRA (infrared radiation) comes from daily use of electronic devices like hair dryers. All of these sources of light can lead to free radical damage and skin aging. 

SPF all day everyday 

For your body, we recommend using some kind of SPF daily such as the broad-spectrum Oh My Bod! SPF50 Body Sunscreen. There’s zero white cast, it shields you from UVA/UVB rays and it smells bomb.

If you’re worried that wearing SPF every day is going to clog your pores and cause you to break out, the Rosé S'il Vous Plait SPF30 mineral sunscreen is clinically tested to be non-comedogenic. In other words, it won’t clog your pores. In fact, this is for sensitive skin and goes on like a weightless primer. 

Resting Beach Face is perfect for days when you're fe. This fast-absorbing sunscreen is a great final step in your skin care routine each day.

Have questions that need answering ASAP? Slide into our DM on @Everydayhumans and you might be selected for the next SPF 101! 

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