Do you wear sunblock when going out for a walk, on a cloudy day? If your answer is 'No' - our advice is that you should.
Most dermatologists recommend that everyone should use sunscreen, with an SPF of at least 30, even on a cloudy day, to protect the skin from sunburns, skin cancer and early skin ageing.
Even in winter, you must pay careful attention to UV rays, as snow reflects the damaging rays and you could easily get a sunburn.
Are you applying sunscreen only in summer?
Many people mistakenly believe they need to wear sunblock only in summer. However, the snow in the winter reflects 80 percent of the sun's rays, and the sand in summer reflects 20 percent of the Sun's rays, so you are even more likely to get tanned in the winter if there is snow around.
If you don't wear sunscreen at a ski resort, it can cause discoloration, freckles, blemishes, blemishes and skin diseases!
You can use 15~30 SPF products in winter, but it is recommended to use 30+ SPF products in a ski resort.
On cloudy days, 100 % of the sun's rays are absorbed into our bodies by humidity. The ultraviolet light which we get on a cloudy day will cause discoloration later. On cloudy days, the skin gets more damaged.
How much sunscreen do you need to apply?
Then do you need to apply thick sunscreen? When using the SFP 30 product, it is recommended that you apply 2 mg per centimeter.
When you apply it on your face, it is appropriate that you put the sunscreen as much as your little finger on the palm and apply it. Also, it is better if you apply it several times, not only once. Apply sunscreen not only in summer but also in winter.
When do you need to apply it?
Apply it at least 30 minutes before going out, in order to fully block ultraviolet rays after the ingredients of the sunscreen are absorbed into the skin.
Apply it to arms, neck, legs, ears, etc other than the face which is exposed to the sunlight. In most cases, it is ok to apply it 1~2 times a day, but on sunny days, it is important to apply it every 3~4 hours.
How to use sunscreens according to sun protection factor and types of sun rays:
The PA is an index that blocks UVA, whereas SPF is an index that blocks UVB. UVA causes skin ageing and UVB rays cause sunburn.
- When you do your usual activities indoors, you'll need an SPF 20~25 and PA ++ product.
- Use an SPF 30~35 and PA +++ for driving or outdoor activities.
When looking for sunscreens, don't forget to check the rating of SPF and PA to find the right product for your skin and lifestyle! Plus, don’t forget to purchase a waterproof sunblock, if you are going swimming!
Our Top 3 SPF Picks:
1. The Saem Eco Earth Power Face & Body Waterproof Sunblock SPF50+ PA+++
SPF 50+ waterproof sunblock for face and body - perfect for summer holidays and outdoor activities
Ideal for all family members, The Saem Eco Earth Power Face & Body Sunblock provides super-effective protection against skin-damaging UVB and UVA rays.
UVB rays are ultraviolet rays which always exist and can cause skin ageing. UVA rays are the ultraviolet rays which become the most powerful in the summer and can cause not only sunburn but also skin cancer. Therefore, it is necessary to use a proper SPF product in summer.
- Superior SPF 50+ UVB protection for more than 12 hours
- P+++ UVA defence to prevent skin ageing
- Waterproof quality assured
2. Touch In Sol Advanced Real Moisture Foundation SPF 30 PA++
This product is a multifunctional product. This SPF product can be used as both make-up base and sunscreen.
After the first use, you’ll conceal any unwanted blemishes and imperfections. We recommend using this product if you have dry to normal skin as it helps to keep the skin hydrated.
The unique formula of this foundation makeup provides SPF 30 sun protection, which helps to keep your skin protected from harmful UV rays. If applied regularly, this product can help to minimize the risk of sun damage and target wrinkles as it slows down collagen breakdown.
3. The Saem Eco Soul Real Fit Powder Pact SPF35/PA++
The Saem Eco Soul Real Fit Powder Pact smoothes skin tone and provides the perfect natural finishing touch for your make-up.
This lightweight powder gently protects skin from the sun’s harmful rays, with a high SPF 35 and PA++ rating for superior UVB and UVA protection.
Ideal for sensitive skin, this fine, silky powder enriches skin with 60% pure, botanical ingredients. Nutrient-rich Swiss alpine herbal extract gently moisturises skin.
Are you doing enough to protect your skin from UVB and UVA rays?
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