We all want youthful-looking skin, yet most of us leave out one important step in our daily skincare regime. Here’s how to achieve a healthy complexion
Never leave home without applying sun protection. A study by the National Skin Centre has shown that the number of skin cancer patients has risen by about 60 per cent in the past decade. This places skin cancer as the 6th most common cancer on our island.
“I am protected from the sun as long as I stay indoors.”
Ever wondered why dark spots or fine lines still appear on your skin even if you stay indoors? Your skin is the unfortunate target of multiple factors. Life’s daily stresses, environmental pollution and harmful UV rays not only affect your health, but damage your skin too. Staying indoors will not eliminate the exposure to UV rays as they can pass through clear glass in buildings and bounce off surfaces. Daily exposure to them can break down the skin’s collagen and cause common skin problems such as uneven skin tone and fine lines.
“How does sunscreen protect my skin from the harmful sun’s effects?”
Sunscreen products are measured in two ways: SPF (Skin Protection Factor) and PA (Protection Grade of UVA Rays). The SPF rating indicates the ability of a sunscreen to block UVB radiation. The PA rating shows the level of protection you receive against UVA rays. The higher the number of pluses, the greater the protection against UVA rays. The maximum standard of PA protection in the industry is PA++++. While UVA and UVB rays harm our skin when left unprotected, Infrared (IR) rays also accelerate skin ageing and DNA damage.
“Daylong is the answer to optimum sun protection.”
From the same makers of Cetaphil, Daylong is clinically proven to provide highly effective sun protection from UVA, UVB and IR rays. Formulated to be lightweight, fast-absorbing and unscented, Daylong is suitable for everyday use. Even Hollywood actress Cate Blanchett attributes her ageless beauty to Daylong as her daily sunscreen of choice. Now we know her secret to her glowing, fair complexion!
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The effects of our 4.5 billion-year-old sun are still baffling to some. Here are some sun protection terms explained!
UVA: UVA (‘A’ for Ageing) causes the production of Reactive Oxygen Species affecting DNA, proteins and lipids and skin ageing such as pigmentation and wrinkles.
UVB: UVB (‘B’ for Burning) is responsible for tanning, sunburn and DNA damage that can lead to skin cancer.
IR: Infrared penetrates deeper into the skin and accelerates skin ageing, heat, inflammation and oxidative DNA damage.