There’s a big crowd who knows that not wearing sunscreen will lead to premature ageing. We also have a huge chunk of the crowd who doesn’t actively re-apply sunscreen. Maybe because these have become common nagging statements by skincare nerds. Today we’re going to explain why you need protection even on cloudy days or when you’re indoors!
1.Why do you need to wear sunscreen indoors and on cloudy days?
It is not that indoors and cloudy days will protect you against damage. In fact, it is proven that even on those days, your skin needs protection. We’ve heard this ample times so we’re stating the two devils that can damage your skin when you’re indoors or on cloudy days and how sunscreen can protect you from them:
- Free radicals: Free radicals are nothing but typically a highly reactive molecule that can cause oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is the main devil of early signs of ageing, dullness, dark spots, etc. Free radicals are high in number where there is a lot of pollution (for example, in metro cities), or to combat free radicals, you need a rich dose of antioxidants. Physical sunscreen agents like Zinc oxide can act directly to neutralise the effect of free radicals. So on cloudy days or when you’re indoors, you would assume that you’re not facing any damage. But you must know that free radicals surround you and act on your skin to give you early fine lines and wrinkles.
- UV rays: Against the common belief, UV rays can penetrate clouds. It is reported by the Skin Cancer Foundation that upto 80% of the UV rays still reach us and cause damage. The rays that can reach us are UVA and UVB rays. So every day, even if it’s cloudy, you need to wear a broad-spectrum/ high PA-rated sunscreen. Actually, not just apply but also re-apply every couple of hours. Most of us don't like to wear too much skincare during the day to avoid a mess on the skin since you constantly face pollutants during the day. But Sunny side up has an upper edge for you. It has skincare integrated into it plus it is non-greasy. It has Tomato extract, Citric Acid and Niacinamide to brighten your skin, Vitamin E to nourish and Centella Asiatica to heal your skin. In totality, it is a rich dose of antioxidants for your skin. So if you’re looking for brightening and protection in one then Sunny side up is the answer.
If you heard us and you believe in science then along with house keys and debit card, your third essential will always be sunscreen!
Written by: Divya Salvi