Is sunscreen enough?
There is a misconception that putting on sunscreen acts as a shield of armour that makes us impenetrable by the sun. Unfortunately that is not the case. Sunscreen alone is not enough to protect you from the sun’s harmful UV rays.
Sun protection tips
- Always use enough sunscreen (approx. 1/2 teaspoon for your face and neck).
- Remember to reapply your sunscreen every 2 hours (or every hour if you are by the beach).
- Avoid the sun during high UV index hours (this varies depending on where you live). For example in Singapore, high UV index hours are between 11am to 3pm.
- Use sun-protective accessories (e.g. UPF clothing, hat, sun visor, etc.)
Try this: Colorescience' Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield SPF 50, S$80. Powered by EnviroScreen® Technology, this tinted, inorganic (physical/mineral), hydrating, antioxidant-rich mineral formula provides complete protection from environmental aggressors in a weightless texture that blends invisibly into all skin tones. It protects you from UVA/UVB, pollution, blue light, and infrared (IR). It is also water/sweat resistant for up to 40 minutes.
Try this: Colorescience' Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Brush-On Shield SPF 50, S$115. This all-powerful, tinted all-mineral skin shield provides complete protection in one convenient, on-the-go application— alone or over makeup. It protects you from UVA/UVB, pollution, blue light, and infrared (IR). It is also water/sweat resistant for up to 80 minutes.
Try this: SAINT CHIC's Sun Visor, S$42. Because sun protection is more than just sunscreen. This sun visor has a UPF rating of 50+ and blocks over 99% of the sun's harmful Ultraviolet (UV) rays. A full-coverage adjustable tinted lens gives you protection for your face from the sun.