Hellooo durrr. (Guess who that is) It has been scorching hot lately and as much as I love sunny warm days (after experiencing around 5° C ---that one isn't fun) this is just too much! Highest recorded (day) temperature is 36° C but it feels at least 40° C. And the hot humid hair isn't helping at all.
Sunblock is a definite must no matter what season and even if the sun isn't peeking through during the day. Ultra Violet A (UVA) and Ultra Violet B (UVB) rays do penetrate through clouds/tints/curtains etc. So don't think that shade is sparing you from harmful rays. The best those do is make you see a little better through the brightness..
Sun exposure is, essentially, subjecting yourself to sun damage – but in the same note, avoiding the outdoors altogether is both impractical and nearly impossible. - Dermplus
Now I didn't know that you're supposed to wear sunblock/spf everyday and throughout the seasons. I probably only learned this like 3-4 or so years ago? Just when I learned about BB creams. And before that had the misconception that sunblock is for when you go to the beach, go swimming or hiking.
Even then it hadn't really sunk in that I really need spf everyday, at the very least whenever I go out.
|image via NYpost|
This slightly alarming image of an unknown truck driver definitely changed that mindset.Yep. That's for sure.
As you can clearly see, he has significant wrinkles on the left side of his face, probably the side which gets more sun exposure.
So kids, repeat after me. SUN PROTECTION is important.
Dermplus, a brand I personally use (I use the SPF 80 one) is quite good and moisturizing. It helps soothe skin too while protecting you from the sun.
You can use it as a base under makeup but for oily skinned people and oily-combination skin, run away. It's very moisturizing, emollient and slippery not good if you want your makeup to stay for more than an hour.
For everyday house lounging, outings, hikings, beachings (?) it does the job. I mean SPF 80 is serious business much less SPF 130 which you would use if you're feeling a little crazy.
Dermplus Moisturizing Sunblock is available in all leading drugstores, supermarket and department stores nationwide.
PS. What do you use for sun protection? Is it included in your base of choice or do you use a separate one for everyday? Any recommendations? I heard the Shiseido one is good because it gives a matte finish.
NOTE: This is a press release.