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Do I Need SPF At Home?


Short answer: yes! We are often asked whether it is necessary to wear sunscreen when you’re not on holiday and, with the lovely weather we’ve been having, you shouldn’t be too surprised to hear that the answer is yes. But what about when you’re in your own home? Do you still need SPF? This answer might surprise you more.

Why do you need SPF at home?

Some sunscreen’s shield against the ultraviolet spectrum, but what about the damage caused by high-energy visible (HEV) radiation? This radiation, also known as “blue light,” can be just as harmful to skin, leading to inflammation, impaired healing, and impacted melanogenesis. In short, your computer screen, mobile phone or lightbulbs could inadvertently be causing your skin to age. Especially if you’re spending more time than ever in front of your laptop working or on Zoom socials.

What can you do about HEV radiation damage?

As well as trying to limit the amount of time you’re looking at your phone and working at a computer screen, you should also defend your skin from the full range of rays with SPF offerings from ZO® Skin Health. Designed to help shield skin from both UVA/UVB and HEV light, and IR-A (infrared rays), each product has been endorsed and recommended for daily use by the Skin Cancer Foundation.

Sunscreen and anti-ageing

Finally, it is well worth remembering that wearing sunscreen daily is proven to slow down the ageing process by 24%. Now, that has to be worth investing in a ZO SPF from £39.50, right? Whether you’re staying indoors more than ever this season, or enjoying the sunshine close to home, don’t think that your lack of summer holiday this year means you can skip the SPF. Your skin will thank you later.

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