Spring is here, and it’s likely that we will start to spend more time outdoors. And we all know that when we go outdoors, it’s important to slather on sunscreen. However, it is just as important to use SPF when you’re inside. And while there are no hard and fast rules, we are answering some of your most common suncare questions.

1. Do I need sunscreen if I work indoors? While completely indoor activities don’t require sunscreen, many of us don’t realize how much time we spend outdoors running errands or taking our dog for a quick walk. This can add up as incidental sun damage, so we suggest you apply daily sunscreen in the morning so you don’t have to think about it.

2. What SPF should I use? The magic number is 30. Sunscreen with an SPF of 30 is clinically proven to be a sufficient amount to reduce the adverse effects of sunlight.  

3. Should I use sunscreen before or after other products? If your moisturizer doesn’t have sunscreen in it, we suggest you apply sunscreen before your moisturizer as the first barrier to your skin. Apply to your face, ears, neck and hands to protect your most exposed areas. Also, find a lip balm with SPF – lips are an often-forgotten area.

4. Do I need to reapply throughout the day? If you are working out, sweating, or swimming, you should use a dime-sized dollop and apply every couple of hours. 

5. What are sunscreen alternatives? We always suggest sunscreen in addition to other methods. Clothes, hats, sunglasses, and sitting in the shade are all great options to prevent premature aging due to sun exposure.

Regardless of skin tone, it’s important to protect yourself with the basics. In addition, we suggest to help support your complexion if you’ve had sun exposure that you take our Complexion Capsules, every day.