Thursday, October 25, 2012

Sunblock/Sunscreen

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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10 comments:

  1. so did ur pimples improve after going to yang & yap clinic? is it good? have been suffering from pimples and acne scarring, thought of going for their laser not sure if it'll help. do let me know ur experience there thx!

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  2. Doesn't it feel weird to re-apply every 90 minutes with all that make up that's done :O

    anyway wish you bring in L size for your white shorts.. will be the first to buy :))

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  3. So is sunscreen or sunblock better? Sound like sunblock is better haha

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  4. Hi tammy! do you re-apply sunscreen during the day? If so, do you just apply it over your make-up or do you have to remove and re-do all the make-up again? Btw, just wanna say that you're really pretty(: and thanks for always sharing tips with us!

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  5. may i ask, are most BB creams out there that have SPF be considered a sunblock/sunscreen too?

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  6. Hi Tammy,

    Can you tell us which one is REALLY your favourite out of those? Esp in terms of which goes best under makeup (I find some sunblock really makes makeup slip off). And also which don't clog pores!

    Also, how do you reapply sunscreen ontop of your makeup??

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  7. Tam, I got to tell u that u shouldn't use Biore Radiant pink sunscreen. because I'm like u, acne prone/ pimple prone and slightly oily combination skin. I used that, although it is matte finish, but it clogs my pores like shit! End up I had a lot bumps and it took some time to clear up. It is powdery form and I suspect it clogs up my face pores and once I stopped, the breakout stops too. Hope it helps! I recommend u buy Shishedo 32++ whitening protector or naruko BB sunscreen (30+ pa. Naruko tea tree pil series really saved my life I swear! <3

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  8. The music is damn annoying. Gosh.

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  9. Hi tammy, how do you reapply sunscreen with make up already on?

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  10. Have you tried the neutrogena ones with heliopax(spelling?) technology? It' pretty good for me cus I went to Phuket for 5 days and hardly got any tanner! Do share some reviews if you've tried them! :)

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