Why Use Sunscreen in Singapore

Sunscreen can make a significant difference in the health of your skin. Yet, people do not use it as often as they should. Not applying sunscreen is very harmful to your skin as your skin is exposed to the harmful UV rays of the sun, and will cause your skin to look aged and wrinkled.

This article will discuss the importance of wearing sunscreen and what happens if you don’t.

Type of Sunscreens

Physical (sometimes known as mineral) and chemical sunscreens are the two most common varieties. Both absorb UV rays from the sun to protect skin, but physical also reflects some UV rays. Neither is "better" than the other; the active components are just different. Physical SPF will contain zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide, whereas chemical SPF will use actives like avobenzone and homosalate.

Why is it important to wear sunscreen?

Studies have shown that people who use sunscreen daily show 24% less skin ageing compared to those who do not use sunscreen at all. 

A good sunscreen will not only prevent sunburn but also reduce your risk of developing skin cancer, including melanoma. The National Cancer Institute reports that daily sunscreen use can reduce the risk of developing melanoma by 50%.

Using sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher will protect you from 97% of the sun’s UVB rays, which are the ones that cause sunburn.

Sunscreen with an SPF of 30 is sufficient although those with a history of skin cancer from sun exposure should use a higher-level SPF, such as 45 or 60. Using higher levels of SPF does not provide additional protection beyond what is offered by an SPF 30; it simply extends how long you can stay in the sun before needing to reapply.

In addition to blocking harmful UV rays from the sun, wearing sunscreen every day helps prevent age spots and wrinkles by decreasing how much damage your skin receives from other sources such as pollution and smoke.

Understanding UVA, UVB, SPF, PA

The common abbreviations associated with sun protection are UVA, UVB, SPF and PA. UVA rays are long-wave light rays that are often known as the “sun’s silent killers” because they can still cause severe damage even on a cloudy day. Although they aren’t painful, they penetrate deep into the skin to stir trouble and are the leading cause of skin cancer. They can also penetrate through glass, while UVB rays cannot.

On the other hand, UVB rays are more prevalent in sunny climates and can trigger sunburn. While they have a smaller range than UVA, UVB rays are equally destructive and can also cause skin cancer. The Sun Protection Factor (SPF) evaluates UVB protection, while PA shields against UVA rays.

Hence, it’s really important to use UV and pollution products with both UVA and UVB protection.

Best sunscreen in Singapore

The best sunscreen for you is the one you'll want to wear each and every day.

Providing a broad spectrum of UVA and UVB protection, we recommend Rejuvenation Sunscreen. It is formulated with Z- COTE (Micronized Zinc Oxide) that is gentle and transparent on the skin after application.  Armed with additional Anti-Oxidants for Anti-Wrinkle and Anti-Aging effects against free radicals that damage the skin.

It is non-comedogenic and contains SPF 30 which is suitable for all skin types. It is lightweight, does not clog pores and is suitable for the humid weather in Singapore.

Other benefits include:

- Protection from UVA UVB harmful rays
- Non-comodegenic
- Does not clogged pores
- Easy to apply
- Brightens skin with daily usage
- Regulate Skin’s Hydration level

In a nutshell, sunscreen isn’t just for days outside, but it should be applied every day as the last step of your skincare regime. UVA rays can penetrate your windows, plus blue light from your screens may cause skin damage—so make sure to wear the right SPF indoors and skincare products in Singapore as well.

Size: 30ml Type: Sunscreen Characteristics: Broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection.  Anti-Oxidants for defense against wrinkles and aging. Non-oily and translucent finishing. Ultra soothing and hydrating formula....


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