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Livingwithleesa

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To spf or not?

I’ve been working from home lately and haven’t really left the house in a long time. I know, I should get some fresh air and daylight… but too lazy though 🥲. I have a lot of lotions with spf in them but I haven’t been outside to even use these lotions. Do you still apply spf when you know you won’t be in direct sunlight?
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Yourskintellectual

Oily/Resilient

I disagree with the previous comments as this is highly dependent on your circumstances. Lab muffin did a detailed video on this explaining it. Where I live, it's been UV index 0-1 pretty much every day for weeks. So no, there is hardly any point for me to wear a sunscreen indoors. You can never achieve 100% protection anyway. If you do live in a tropical country however, you will likely need to wear a sunscreen indoors throughout the year. Coincidentally though, people weren't preaching to wear sunscreen indoors regardless of the circumstances before the pandemic started and everyone stopped going outside - some might guess that sunscreen sales needed a boost... 🧐
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Livingwithleesa

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I love this answer! and we have to consider some windows do have UVA/UVB blockers. I like the skeptism on the likely marketing tatic of boosting sales too.
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theartofskincarett

Dry/Sensitive

Apply spf indoor, on rainy days and when it snowing…UV radiation reflects off everything and comes through windows
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Beautyaleert

Dry/Sensitive

there is no case scenario where the "no" is a valid answer. Spf is key to having a healthy and beautiful skin. no matter the weather, no matter the circumstances (home or outdoors), we need to use spf regularly. for me, the only difference is that I might not reapply as regularly as I should when I'm home, otherwise, it's the same! ☺️❤✌🏻
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Smartskin101

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that’s not always the case, as you need to take into account UV index. For example if you’re UV index where you live is pretty low there’s not much of a need to wear sunscreen indoors. Some windows also have UV blockers, etc. 💕 💕
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Ptreadaway

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I always put on spf, if I don’t leave the house then oh well, if I do then I’m covered.
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