Is Singapore’s tropical sun giving you a host of beauty headaches? Fret not, associate beauty editor for Her World Online, Melissa Chew, shares some simple solutions.
Most sunscreens make me break out, but I still want UV protection. What type of sun care should I choose?
A: Go for sun care in ultra-light formulations that won’t clog your pores or irritate skin. La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra Light SPF50+ Non-perfumed Fluid, for instance, has a very light formula that doesn’t skimp on the SPF, and even has thermal spring water as a key ingredient, which is soothing and has antioxidant properties.
I have a combination of eczema and sunburn. How do I help my dry, cracked skin heal faster?
A: A common remedy is aloe vera gel, but this may not relieve the itching that eczema usually causes. A balm such as Bioderma Atoderm PP Baume may work better to give you some much-needed relief!
I slather my face in sunscreen religiously, but I’m still getting stubborn dark spots.
A: Dark spots aren’t all caused by sun exposure. Some may be age spots, acne scars or even hyperpigmentation. Consider using a spot treatment such as Bionike Defence B-Lucent Drop-on Focus. This gel contains AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids) for exfoliation so pigmentation appears lighter, plus ingredients to reduce melanin production for lasting results. Apply directly to dark spots, freckles and acne scars.
1. La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra Light SPF50+ Non-perfumed Fluid, $46.90 for 50ml.
2. Bioderma Atoderm PP Baume, $25.90 for 200ml.
3. Bionike Defence B-Lucent Drop-on Focus, $79.
“The best way to ensure you never skip your daily dose of SPF: Find a sunscreen formula with a texture that you enjoy using, or a sunblock that does double duty – like a moisturiser or makeup base with SPF.”
Associate beauty editor, Her World Online