Our expert says:
Thank you for the question and my sincerest apologies for
the delay with my response. We normally receive an email notification from
health24 when a question is posted but unfortunately there seems to have been a
technical issue as I never received the notification.
The duration of effectiveness of sunscreen will vary between
one brand to another but the general recommendation is to reapply every 2 hours
even though you are not actively tanning. Office work does expose you to
visible light especially from monitors that can cause damage to the skin. Considering
most women wear makeup it may be more feasible to find a makeup that contains
SPF or alternatively there are sunscreens in a mineral powder brush format that
allows you to apply several times daily.
I hope the above has helped.
Dr Alek Nikolic
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