Thursday, October 25, 2012


Living in Singapore means i get exposed to the sun every day so one thing i cannot live without is Sunblock/Sunscreen. It's something i make sure i apply before i go out everyday!

Here are some of my favorites!

I like the ones above cus it doesn't feel sticky/oily after application. I used to hate applying sunblock/sunscreen cus it's always so sticky until i tried the ones above. It gets absorbed super fast and your skin will be silky soft immediately after applying. These are the ones i always go back to. 
p.s I have more in my bag and my boyfriend's place. Kiasu much! Haha.

Today i'm gonna share with you some information on Sunblock and Sunscreen and why you should use it, especially if you are living in a hot country like Singapore.

What the difference is between Sunscreen and Sunblock?
Many people use the words sunscreen and sunblock interchangeably, however they are two entirely different forms of sun protection. Sunscreen, the more commonly used type of sun protectant, filters or screens the suns UV rays -- keeping most rays out, but letting some in. On the other hand, sunblock physically reflects the suns rays from the skin, blocking the rays from penetrating the skin.

Why you should use sunscreen/sunblock daily?
Sunscreen’s the one beauty product that helps prevent skin cancer and premature aging-lines, wrinkles, and spots.

Seven unsunny facts you should know about sunscreen:

1. No sunscreen covers the entire spectrum of ultra violet (UV) rays—and almost no American uses enough of it or applies it correctly. (Plus, UVA travels through glass.)

2. You have to re-apply sunscreen every 90 minutes. It doesn’t matter if you’re wearing an SPF 15 or an SPF 70. Chemical sunscreen ingredients that protect skin from UV rays breakdown on exposure to, well, UV rays. Mineral sunscreens like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are sturdier and more stable but the recommended use is the same.

3. There is virtually no difference in the protection offered by a sunscreen that claims to have an SPF 30 or an SPF 70.

4. The more cosmetically elegant sunscreens, the ones that feel like a high-end moisturizer or makeup, are chemical sunscreens. An exception: Z-Cote, a microfine zinc, which is almost transparent on skin compared to than the ghastly white lifeguard stuff.

5. Sunscreens that start working as soon as you apply them are zinc oxide and titanium oxide. These minerals reflect or block UV light. Chemical sunscreens take about 20 minutes to start the UV-ray protection process, which happens in the skin.

6. Oily or breakout-prone skin should use mineral-based sunscreens with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.

7. Sunscreens are anti-aging. They help protect against discoloration, free-radical damage, lines, wrinkles, and the breakdown of proteins collagen and elastin that give skin its firmness and snap-back, and the mutation cells and DNA.

If you don't apply Sunblock/Sunscreen daily, start doing so! You might not see anything wrong with your skin now but will really regret if you don't start applying now because by 30-50 you will start seeing a lot of dark spots caused by the sun - which will be difficult to get rid of.

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