The quick answer to the question above: Yes. Sunscreen is essential even if we’re not going about our regular schedule. A thin application of at least SPF 30 to finish your morning skincare routine is still needed, even if we stay indoors for the majority of the time being.
Think about this way: A little exposure to the sun contributes to the long-term damage it causes. As much as possible, give your skin that extra shield since the sun will be ever-present in our lives.
I checked this with Dr. Lovelyn Daet of Skin House Beauty and Laser Clinic. The clinic currently offers online consultations, helpful not just for the usual beauty concerns but also if there are skin irregularities you need some help on.
Dr. Daet laid out a clear guide for sunscreen and also for your sunlight exposure. “Stay indoors from 10 am to 4 pm. Put sunblock when going out but better to do your errands early or late in the afternoon. Sunblock should be applied 30 minutes before going out. Then reapply after four hours.”
I prefer sunscreens with light formulations that don’t feel greasy and are non-comedogenic. For video calls, you can also opt for tinted sunscreens so that you get an instant smoothening effect. You can also get a sunscreen that has added protection from blue light emitted from your gadget screens.
Below are a few suggestions you can cop online and get via delivery.