Perlukah Pakai Sunscreen di Dalam Ruangan?
Perlukah Pakai Sunscreen di Dalam Ruangan?

Why Do We Need to Use Sunscreen Indoor?

by Kleveru | 07 January 2022

Hi Klevies! Sunscreen is one of the basic skincare that is essential to use when you are outside, especially when the sun shines brightly. Does that mean you don’t need to use it indoors? Here’s some information that might save your skin for a long time!

In fact, whether it is sunny or rainy, outdoor or indoor, wherever you are, the sun still is the number one reason for premature aging. That is why your skin will always need protection to prevent skin damage caused by sun exposure with sunscreen.

The sun emits UVA and UVB rays which can damage the skin. Although house windows are known capable of blocking UVB rays to get through, it doesn’t work the same for UVA rays. So, even if you are spending most of the time inside your house or just staying indoors, that doesn’t mean your skin is safe from UV light exposure.

UVA rays can get into your skin deeper than UVB, over and above that, UVA rays are also the main cause of photoaging that usually appears as dark spots, wrinkles, and textured skin. In the worst case, UVA rays can be the cause of skin cancer.

Therefore, regardless of skin type, skin tone, and the weather, using sunscreen all day long is extremely recommended by many dermatologists to prevent the possibility of skin damage. At least, using sunscreen is the easiest thing you can do to minimize the risk of UV exposure damages.

UV rays from the sun are not the only thing that can cause skin damage. Who would’ve thought blue light exposure that is emitted by our electronic devices such as cell phones, laptops, monitors and other similar things also has the potential to damage skin? Although it does not cause sunburn, as the sun does, blue light is quite harmful to the skin, especially when you spend many hours letting your skin be exposed to blue light exposure. Quoting from The Indian Express, Dr. Jushya Sarin explained that even LED smartphone flashes after you take a photo, increases oxidation in the skin, which can damage the cells.

When using sunscreen outdoors is no longer something new, it is best used 15-30 minutes before you go outside and reapply every 2 hours. On the other hand, using sunscreen is much easier because you can apply it anytime and simply reapply when it is needed, depending on how close you are to the sun exposure through the window.

You can also use a moisturizer in the morning that already contains UV filters and an adequate SPF for indoor uses. Like Kleveru 2in1 Day Cream + UV Protection Sea Buckthorn Day Cream, daytime moisturizer enriched with 4 UV protection ingredients which also gives your skin a tone-up effect so it will make your skin show its natural healthy glowing look!

As we said, Sea Buckthorn Day Cream is formulated with 4 UV Protection Ingredients that will protect your skin from UV exposure on a daily basis. It has a light and smooth whipped cream-like texture giving you a sufficient amount of moisture without feeling sticky on your skin, and you can even use it as a make-up base. If you need it, you can also layer it again with a sunscreen that contains a higher SPF for extra protection, especially when you are doing outdoor activities.

So Klevies, even if you are indoors, using sunscreen will always be essential and important to use! Don’t forget to apply and reapply sunscreen as much as you need <3