Many people underestimate the importance of sunscreen; sun is responsible for 70% on skin aging and it wreaks havocs… cancer, skin trouble, wrinkles are just a few damaging effects of the sun. That is why you should protect your skin with sunscreen every day and all year round.
UV’s are the ultraviolet radiations emitted by the sun. There are three types of UV’s: UVA, UVB and the less famous UVC. If the UVC are filtered by the ozone layer, UVA and UVB on the other hand can easily reach human skin. UVB are the main cause of sunburn. UVA have wider wavelength, their effects are certainly less visible in the very short term but they are no less harmful, they can penetrate the skin deep down to the dermis.
Every time you get a sunburn your UV resistance capital is consumed, but not only! Many people tend to believe that over exposing themselves is fine as long as they do not get sunburn, nevertheless this is false, every time you go out to the sun your UV resistance capital lessen bit by bit. That is why sunscreen is essential, especially for the face, where the skin is more sensitive. People usually have a bad image of sunscreen, a greasy product that will make your face white and clog your pores. Nowadays brands create light and matifying sunscreen that can be use like a makeup base.
Sunscreen instructions for use:
-Apply from January to December; yes, even during winter or cloudy days, it is not because you cannot see the sun that it cannot harm you, UVA and UVB are still dangerous.
-Apply at the end of your routine after your moisturizer, choose a sunscreen that is made for your skin type, sensitive, noncomedogenic, matifying, there is a wide choice of sunscreens on the web.
-You can apply sunscreen when you will be expose for a long time to a computer light because computers also emit UV rays that are harmful for your skin.
A list of sunscreen that I recommend for various skin types:
1. Biore UV Perfect Face Milk SPF50+ PA+++
My all time favourite sunscreen I just want to say three things about it: it is a matifying sunscreen that control the oil production, it is noncomedogenic, it can be used as a makeup base.
2. Rituals Sun protection cream SPF 50
The one I used during my summer vacation, the texture is a bit heavier but after applying it onto the skin, it did not leave a greasy feeling, it was absorbed pretty quickly and very efficient, it also has a pleasant smell!
3. Shiseido – Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion
This sunscreen is especially made for people with sensitive skin, you can also use it for your children it won’t irritate your skin and it is waterproof.
4. La Roche Posay – Anthelios Clear Skin
If you have an acne-prone skin like me, this sunscreen is made for you. It is oil-free, non comedogenic and has a SPF60! Perfect for skins that cannot handle well sun.
5. Kiehl’s – Activated Sun Protector
A sunscreen that is water-based therefore not oily, fragrance-free and parabens-free, noncomedogenic, the perfect sunscreen for sensitive and oily skins.
Author: Elisa Mendes
Beauty blogger since 2014, Elisa’s love for cosmetics never ceased to grow,
she combined both her love for beauty and writing by creating a blog.
She is particularly fond of Asian cosmetics, and likes to discover the latest trends in Asian Beauty. Her life motto is “Skincare Addict, Makeup Junkie, Lipstick guru”.
Chizu Saeki n°1 fan and full time Chai Tea Latte lover.