Should You Wear Sunscreen on a Plane?

Many of us may assume that wearing sunscreen is reserved only for the beach holidays at destinations far away from us. But the truth is that your skin could be damaged even before you touch down at the airport. We have been warned that we should wear SPF on a daily basis even when the weather is cloudy, but do you know that this includes being indoors as well as when you are on a plane.

Windows on the planes possess the ability to block UVB rays, however, UVA rays which can hit your skin at a deeper level can still penetrate glass.  This is the reason why pilots flying for an hour at 30,000 ft up in the air are exposed to the same amount of radiation from 20 minutes on a tanning bed. They are also at high risk of deadly skin cancer. The radiation level could be even higher when the plane is flying over thick clouds and snowfields which reflect UV radiation.

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While most of us face lesser exposure when riding on the plane, it’s still important to heed the advice to apply sunblock, especially if you’re sitting in the hottest window seat. We round up some of the best sunblocks you should apply before leaving your house tomorrow.

If you are looking for the best protection, glowy flawless complexion and a tinted sunblock that keeps your skin hydrated and sebum-free all day long, Urban Environment Tinted UV Protector SPF 43 is the sunscreen of your dream. It contains SuperVeil-UV 360™ that gives maximum protection of the skin, Profense CEL™ to protect cells and DNA and minimise wrinkles and uneven skin tone, as well as Thiotaurine to diminish oxidation caused by environmental.0730852105324_Main

With an average member rating of 9.0* at TotalBeauty.comNeutrogena Clear Face Liquid Lotion Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is an extremely affordable yet superstar in the world of sunscreen. Buildable and breathable, it keeps your makeup on while keeping sunburn, oil and acne away.

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SW1 Umbrella has the maximum SPF 70 UV protection that contains a cocktail of 3 antioxidant teas that shield and reflect UV with a micro mesh. Your skin will be kept smooth and matte for your flight in the air, and this shining knight in armour works hard to protect you for up to 240 minutes under water too.

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You’ll forget that you are wearing a sunblock with this light-weight and non-greasy Nars Smooth & Protect Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen. Your pores, fine lines, and wrinkles will look less visible and refined, while the mega dose of antioxidants helps to shield your skin from pollution and UV rays. Doubled up as a base makeup, your finished look will look better and last longer.

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A no-nonsense lightweight tinted sunblock, SW1 Beach Hat UV-Profection Oil-Free Lotion is your perfect travelling buddy when you don’t wish to apply makeup during your ride. Powerful but lightweight, it creates a breathable layer to protect your skin from UV rays, while the natural plant-extracts keep your skin looking radiant and smooth all day long.

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