Should You Wear Sunscreen Indoors?

March 21, 2014 | By | Comments (0)

sun-hat_300Spring is officially here, and New Yorkers can even expect the temperatures to climb into the 60s this weekend. (Let’s not dwell on the snow flurries predicted for Monday.) Now—with this long, cold winter technically behind us—is the perfect time to answer a burning sun care question: Must you wear sunscreen even when you’re indoors?

According to Miami dermatologist Heather Woolery-Lloyd, the answer is yes. Glass windows can’t protect you from UVA rays, which can lead to age-related damage like wrinkles. (Both UVA and UVB rays have been linked to skin cancer.)

So how can you protect yourself? Slather your face with a pea-sized amount of broad-spectrum sunscreen even on days spent indoors.

For a full refresher course, see these suncare tips, then update your beauty supplies with Real Simple-approved budget sunscreen options.


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