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Suncreen While Indoors? These Are The Lightweight Ones To Get

Here's why sunscreen is still important when working from home, and our edit of sunscreens to get to keep skin protected from UVA rays.

We all know the drill. Always apply sunscreen if you’re going out – but is sunscreen still necessary when we’re indoors?

While staying inside will clearly not give you a sunburn if you’ve gone without UV protection, sunblock is still crucial when cozying up at home. This is because UVA rays can still penetrate through our windows and affect our skin, causing discolouration and fine lines.

If you’re put off by the idea of applying sunscreen at home because of its texture, here are some lightweight sunscreens that protect your skin without feeling too heavy.

Est.lab Sunshield SPF50, $96
If there’s one thing you should look out for in your sunscreen, it’s Vitamin E. While not crucial  in protecting your skin from UV rays, this vitamin is known as a natural option to sun protection and will amp up your sunscreen. Est.lab’s Sunshield infusion of Vitamin C and E will not only protect, but also brighten your skin. With its Colour-Adaptive Technology, this product also makes for a good tinted moisturiser and will match almost any skin tone to conceal blemishes.   Diorsnow Ultimate UV Shield Skin-Breathable Brightening Emulsion SPF50+ PA++++, $90
This broad-spectrum sunscreen is perfect for your everyday needs. With the texture of an emulsion, it stays lightweight, hardly noticeable and keeps skin hydrated and comfortable throughout the day.  Tatcha Silken Pore Perfecting Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 35 PA+++, $92
With Zinc Oxide and Octisalate, this sunscreen has both chemical and physical sunscreen properties. It also contains vitamins and minerals, including Japanese wild rose which are rich in Vitamins A, C and E to deliver anti-ageing properties. A little goes a long way with this one, and it’ll leave your skin looking poreless and you’ll forget you even applied it with its weightless texture.  Clinique Even Better City Block Brightening Aqua Gel + Anti-Pollution Primer SPH 45/ PA+++, $68
Pumped with antioxidants, this primer-sunscreen hybrid will have your skin looking hydrated and ready for makeup (if you need it at home) while giving your skin the dark spot prevention you need. Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30, $48
Loaded with antioxidants like astaxanthin, grape extract and sunflower shoot extract, this sunscreen mostly helps to defend your skin from free radicals and environmental aggressors. It melts effortlessly into your skin and will leave you with no white cast, while giving you the sun protection you need and keeping skin moisturised, thanks to the raspberry seed and marula oils infused in it.    Shiseido Global Suncare The Perfect Protector SPF 50+/ PA++++, $65
Some sunscreens might lose its effectiveness when you perspire or get wet, but with Shiseido’s WetForce technology, this sunscreen acts as a veil to protect your skin from the UV rays when exposed to water, rather than crumbling down. If you’re killing time at home doing home workouts because you can’t hit the gym, this sunscreen will be the one for you.  Estee Lauder Perfectionist Pro Multi-Defense UV Fluid SPF 45/ PA++++, $86
This lightweight fluid contains eight different antioxidants to fight pollution damage on your skin while keeping skin protect from harmful UV rays. With the added Dehydration Defense technology, this sunscreen will keep you hydrated while working in air conditioned environments like your home office.