Wearing Sunscreen Before Your Next Flight May Help Your Skin

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While it may be a given to slather yourself in sunscreen before an afternoon on the beach, it looks like the benefits of SPF skincare aren’t restricted to simply the great outdoors. In an interview with Marie Claire, dermatologist Dr. Harold Lancer advises frequent flyers to wear sunscreen- before catching their next flight!

According to Dr. Lancer, “it is an absolute must to wear sunscreen when you fly because of the UV radiation caused by elevation.” In fact, being on an airplane is said to place you approximately 30,000 miles closer to the sun’s harmful UV rays. As a result, the chances of UV damage and aging skin are increased as well.

Marie Claire states that jetsetting skincare devotees should look for a broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 protection, in order to shield their delicate skin from the sunlight.

Although that long flight in a cramped airplane seat is hardly a day of sun, surf, and sea, it may be a smart beauty move to rub on the SPF, even before you arrive at your sun destination. After all, there’s nothing quite like the possibility of skin damage to convince beauty addicts to pack their sunscreen before their next getaway.

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