Why should you use sunscreen indoors?
If you are like me, you never would have guessed there are real risks to your skin from UV exposure indoors from everyday light sources we use daily. The question is, does this cumulative exposure to this low dose UV light really cause any significant photo damage? Recent findings suggest that skin protection must be practiced indoors to adequately protect the skin against UV rays and damage.
Lupus and Melasma are two examples of skin conditions that are triggered by UV exposure; what is surprising is that even low-dose exposures to UV light, such as those associated with indoor lighting, may also lead to these conditions. Melasma, a common pigmentation disorder, can be triggered by both heat or UV light. Everyday exposure to ambient indoor light may darken the skin. This is why daily UV protection is so important in both indoors and outdoors.