Skin damage from UV rays and free radicals can occur inside too.

HILLSDALE – Many people prioritize skin protection when spending time outdoors, but skin damage from UV rays and free radicals can occur inside too.

Area experts suggest these tips and insights this summer:

Indoor and Outdoor Hazards

If you’re already taking measures to protect skin while outdoors, that’s great. The sun is responsible for up to 90 percent of visible skin changes commonly attributed to aging, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

But you don’t have to be at the pool or beach to be susceptible to sun damage. Whether you’re driving your car or you’re inside your home, it’s important to keep in mind that your skin can be exposed to free radicals from the sun’s rays through windows. What’s more, blue light from digital screens can also be harmful to skin.