Ultraviolet Radiation Indoors – It can harm your skin!

There is an increasing awareness among people about the possible harmful effects of Ultraviolet radiations UVA and UVB on skin. This is caused by exposure to sunlight and various sunscreens having different SPF are used to minimize the effect.  But how many of us are aware of the continuous radiation we are exposed to, indoors, in the safety of our own home? Here’s an eye opener…

Have you ever notice many new buildings have glasses with UV radiation avoidable stickers? In fact, its a general knowledge that ordinary window glass can also blocks UV radiation, making any other UV protection unnecessary indoors. This is only half-true : All window glass only blocks UVB not UVA.

Studies indicate that there is sagging and aging of skin even in people who don’t travel to work. They are, in fact, exposed to radiation through their windows! Fluorescent and Halogen lights also contribute to aging of skin. The protective layers of sunscreen usually absorb UVB radiation, but UVA escapes all these shields. It can make your skin wrinkle and age prematurely. Worse still, it may even cause serious diseases of the skin. It is advisable to use a good Sun care BB or CC cream from the house of Skin18 to safeguard your skin from harm.

UVA exposure leads to wrinkles that are more pronounced on the cheeks, around the eyes and results in deeper crow’s feet near the eyes. Moreover, continuous exposure to UVA can cause cancer of the skin in the long run. Skin cancer Foundation recommends the regular use of sunscreen that has a SPF of 20 or higher. Skin18 has sunblock creams that have SPF of 30 or more.  Here is a sample of the Sun care   creams available at Skin18.

  • Innisfree Eco Safety Perfect Sunblock has a high protection factor of SPF50. This ensures shielding from UVA and UVB radiations, both indoors and outdoors. This moisturizing sunblock is made with natural sunflower oil in order to protect skin from harmful radiations. It is a water – based formula that is easily absorbed by the skin. It also contains pure green tea extract from Jeju Island and fermented yeast in its composition.
  • Grinif Skin Natural BB Cream SPF 36/PA++) gives a natural finish to your face and creates a lovely, silky feel to your skin. It has the combined functions of providing protection from UV rays, whitening of skin, and keeping it wrinkle-free. All ingredients used are approved by Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety. It doesn’t have paraben, mineral oil, talc, alcohol, and benzophenone.
  • Oct 14, 2015
  • Category: SkinCare
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