If you haven’t been making sunscreen one of the things you put on in the morning, then you should really consider making it one. You may only consider putting on sunscreen when you decide to do some serious sports in the hot outdoors, but actually it is just as important to apply sunscreen on your face every morning and afternoon, rain or shine, even you plan on going somewhere indoors.
Why you should make sunscreen a must
There are many reasons why we should not skip sunscreen in the morning and among them are:
- Prevent wrinkles and dark spots
- Helps prevent skin discolourations, facial brown spots, comedo and acne
- Decreases the chances of getting skin cancer. (more people suffer from skin cancer than any other cancer)
- UV rays can penetrate clouds and windows and even harm the skin during the night time.
- Prevents premature aging
- Enhances health of skin
If you’re using a day time moisturiser daily, you can apply sun screen after the moisturiser and before any other make up you want to put on such as pressed powder.
The ideal SPF for everyday use, even if you’re staying indoors is 30 SPF, or 50 SPF if you’re looking for longer protection. If you’re doing something outdoors, a minimum of 50 SPF is required.
I’ve been trying out using different types of sunblock, such as sunblock from ERHA, Pure & Free Baby Sunscreen Stick from Neutrogena and L’Oreal UV Perfect Aqua Essence.
My personal favourite that I currently use everyday is the L’Oreal UV Perfect Aqua Essence (SPF 50) because it has a light liquid texture and doesn’t make my face sticky. It also provides 12 hour protection so I don’t need to reapply any all day. You can find it in department stores like Sogo and Debenhams and it costs around 110k, really worth it.
If you’re looking for an even lighter texture that doesn’t make your face oily at all, I also recommend Benefit’s Dream Screen with SPF 45 if you’re willing to pay more for sunblock because it costs about 500k.
After applying sunblock, I usually apply my Hello Flawless Benefit press powder to make my face not look oily. There’s also additional SPF.
I also like to use Sebamed lip balm to prevent my lips from drying and getting chapped on a sunny day as it has 30 SPF, just enough protection.
I don’t usually reapply my sunscreen during the day when I leave my house because it’ll make my face look shiny and oily, and it also isn’t that practical. Instead, I suggest for you to dust your powder with SPF every 2 hours for all day coverage.
Start making sunscreen a routine and enjoy the benefits of a clearer, healthier, and more moisturised face.