Should I wear sunscreen indoors?

02/06/2021 — By Alexandra Julian

Should I wear sunscreen indoors?

Recently in the UK we’ve spent more time inside than ever before but should we be wearing sunscreen indoors?

The most effective way to protect skin from sunlight is to apply sunscreen when outside and whenever you’re sitting by glass windows and reapply it every 2-3 hours. Here we explain why it’s a good idea to wear sun cream even when you’re indoors.

 

Did you know UVA rays can pass through windows?

Its true! UVA rays can pass through clouds and glass and should they come into contact with the skin, they can cause long-lasting damage that only emerges on the skin surface years later.

uva rays passing through window


This is why it’s a good idea regularly apply SPF skin care every day in the UK – even on cloudy days and even if you work indoors or in a vehicle.

It is best to wearing sun cream indoors, at your desk or workspace, because those that spend a lot of time working by glass windows can be at risk of permanent free radical damage.

This is triggered by UVA exposure and over time its effects can accumulate in the skin, later materialising as:

  • Age spots, moles and pigmentation problems
  • Premature wrinkles and skin sagging
  • Increased risk of skin cancer

 

How often should I reapply sunscreen indoors?

Wearing sun cream daily and reapplying it often is the best defence against UV skin damage but applying sun protection needn’t take too much time out of your day.

Apply your facial SPF skin care the start of the day and top it up again at lunch time. This is especially important if you intend to spend your lunch break outside. SPF15 should sufficiently protect your skin from sunlight emitted through glass windows. You may however want to apply a higher factor sunscreen if you walk to work or go for a lunchtime stroll in the park.

There’s no need to apply layers of skin care either. Sun filters are very delicate and layering too many products together risks destabilising their sun-protecting power. To avoid this, all Green People SPF skin care products are enriched with actives that are so hydrating that they needn’t be layered with any other skin care product.

Applying SPF hand care helps to protect you from age spots but you’ll need to reapply your hand cream every time you wash your hands.

STOP THE SUN DAMAGE THAT YOU CAN’T SEE - YET!

Slow-emerging free radical damage doesn’t show up on the skin instantly - in fact it can take years to show-up on the skin’s surface. The sun damage you see on your skin in your 50s can actually be the result of damage that occurred during your 20s! Protecting your skin from sunlight every day helps to stop the sun damage that you can’t see yet.

 

Facial sunscreen for offices and working from home

Do you work near glass windows at home or at an office?

Applying SPF skin care to the face and hands throughout the working day is a quick and easy way reduce premature ageing and keep skin looking youthful and healthy for longer.

Our 30ml, 50ml and 100ml sun care products are convenient to keep on your desk and make it easy to keep your natural sun protection topped up! Store them safely in a dark drawer and out of direct sunlight and you’ll preserve their protective power for longer.

Read on to take a deep look at our recommended facial sun cream products for the office and working from home.

Best SPF15 moisturiser for indoor workers

Our Day Solution SP15 Moisturiser is a good all-year-round day cream for when you’re working inside. It keeps skin fresh, balanced and hydrated and is packed with antioxidant plant-based actives that help to prevent premature ageing by neutralising free radical cell damage.

The hero ingredient in this sun-shielding day cream is Green Tea. An antioxidant-rich active, it contains Catechins which have a particularly strong action against free radicals created by UV exposure. It also helps to protects the skin from oxidative damage and preserves collagen to stop the skin from sagging.

Day Solution Cream SPF15 50ml

Day Solution Cream SPF15 50ml

An essential skin defence moisturiser with SPF15 UV protection

£23.50

 

SHADE YOUR WORK SPACE

Got a North facing room? These are usually darker and cooler and make a much safer office space for your skin than a South-facing sun trap! If you have blinds, lower these a little. Not only will this reduce the amount of sunlight coming in, it can also reduce the amount of glare that you see on your computer screen

 

Best SPF15 tinted moisturiser for working indoors

If you feel more comfortable making your video calls with a tinted moisturiser on, our SPF15 tinted DD creams are the product that we’d recommend for you.

DD stands for Daily Defence and these natural-coverage day creams work exceptionally hard to protect your skin from damage during the working day thanks to these protective ingredients:

  • Broad-spectrum SPF15 UVA/UVB filters deflect damaging sunlight
  • Antioxidant-rich Sea Fennel boosts collagen and increase hydration
  • Spanish Needle stimulates collagen and encourages skin cell rejuvenation

Age Defy+ Tinted DD Moisturiser SPF 15 – Light 30ml

Age Defy+ Tinted DD Moisturiser SPF 15 – Light 30ml

Tinted daily skin defence moisturiser with lightweight coverage

£39.00

Age Defy+ Tinted DD Moisturiser SPF 15 – Medium 30ml

Age Defy+ Tinted DD Moisturiser SPF 15 – Medium 30ml

Tinted daily skin defence moisturiser with lightweight coverage

£39.00

 

Best SPF30 facial sun cream for indoor working

For higher SPF30 protection, apply a light layer of our Scent Free Facial Sun Cream. Perfectly suited for sensitive skin and skin that’s prone to prickly heat and breakouts, this non-comedogenic facial sun cream protects against UVA & UVB rays whilst preserving the skin’s collagen and elastin supplies.

If you take calls in the garden, work on the balcony or in the conservatory, this is the indoor facial sun cream that we would recommend for you.

Working directly under sunlight or glass increases your likelihood of skin damage and this high-factor sun cream blends strong sun filters and high levels of antioxidant-rich plants to defend skin against sunburn and the ageing damage that can be caused by free radicals.

Scent Free Facial Sun Cream - SPF30 50ml

Scent Free Facial Sun Cream - SPF30 50ml

High factor, scent-free SPF30 facial sun cream for sensitive skin

£20.00

 

WHY SUN CREAM IS A MUST FOR DELIVERY DRIVERS TOO

Drive in in the UK? Your right hand is most susceptible to age spots and sun damage simply because its nearest the driver’s window! To protect hands and wrists from sun damage keep an SPF hand cream in a cool glove box and apply it to both hands before you begin your journey.

 

SPF hand cream for indoor working

Our Edelweiss & Green Tea Hand Guard is natural glove of goodness for sun-exposed hands and blends high-factor SPF30 sun protection with skin-replenishing, organic plant actives to deliver effective sun defence against sunspots and keep hands soft and balanced.

hand guard spf hand cream

It’s eczema-friendly actives include soothing organic Aloe Vera and water-locking Beeswax.

It also contains the antioxidant actives Green Tea and Alpine Edelweiss. These work in synergy and envelop hands in skin-shielding properties which defend against sunspots and skin sagging.

 

Need a hand choosing a natural sunscreen? Our UK customer care team can help you find the sun care for your home office space and can be contacted on 01403 740350.

 
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