Who needs everyday sunscreen?
Everyone should be wearing sunscreen on a regular basis. Just like taking in your vitamins daily for immunity boost, everyday sunscreen can shield you from harmful sun exposure more so the risk of having other skin conditions like squamous cell carcinoma (SCG). No one is exempted from having it, even kids who are having fun under the sun.
Everyday sunscreen: Do I need to wear it even when indoors?
It’s natural to think that the trick to avoiding UV rays is to just stay indoors all the time and not have to worry about using sunscreen. However, that trick may not safeguard you throughout the day.
Sure, glasses from your windows down to your cars may be there to block most UVB rays, but it cannot block them all in one go and in equal measure. Chances are, some may still penetrate and may provide possible skin damage. On top of this, fluorescent lights emit low levels of UVA rays which can be harmful to the skin.
It is still important to layer an adequate amount of it despite being indoors and on top of doing other activities.
What time do I need to apply sunscreen and how often?
It is best to spread some of the needed protection 15 minutes before being exposed to the sun. Prepare your skin by applying a generous amount that could cover the parts of your body that will be exposed such as your face, ears, even your lips. A lip balm with some SPF 30 can do the work for you.
Sunscreen reapplication also takes place every 2 hours throughout the day. Reapply sunscreen more frequently if you are sweating or swimming.
Everyday sunscreen application can be a great preventative measure and protection for your skin as you age. But, it still doesn’t rule out other possibilities, so it is still as important to seek some good shade and protect other parts of your body by dressing accordingly.
Learn more about keeping your skin healthy, here.