No matter how lazy, I don't skip my sunblock ritual. Though I learnt recently that mere application of sunblock before we step out isn't enough. At a recent session with Dermalogica that recently introduced a few new formulations and upgrades to its Daylight Defense System, I learnt quite a bit of interesting facts and tips.
Interestingly even merely sitting inside our car or having a window in our office exposes us to the sun's UV rays. In the absence of sufficient protection, its no surprise that our skin will suffer from hyperpigmentation and other visible signs of aging on our face, neck and hands.
Dermalogica's range of sun defense works extra hard with 2 sophisticated technologies to boost its products efficacy:
• UV Smart Booster Technology allows essential antioxidants such as Vitamin C and E to be encapsulated into into a microcapsule that activates when it is needed. Thus the vitamins are released only when exposed to UV rays to deliver enhanced photo protection when it is needed.
• Oleosome Technology is introduced to 2 products i.e. Solar Defense Booster SPF50 and Oil Free Matte SPF30. This feature delivers UV protection without unwanted oiliness or chalkiness.
Priced between RM176 to RM278, the new Daylight Defense System are available at all Aster Spring skin treatment centres and authorized Dermalogica retailers.
To know what is best for your skin, hop over for a face mapping session. And yes even guys need to take care of their skin!
Dermalogica Ultra Sensitive Tint SPF30 50ml RM176 is recommended for sensitized, reactive and recently resurfaced skin. Tinted earth minerals helps guard against UV damage and offers a lil bit of colour.
Dermalogica Super Sensitive Shield SPF30 50 ml RM220 is recommended for sensitized, reactive and recently resurfaced skin.
Dermalogica Oil Free Matte SPF30 50ml RM230 is suitable for oily and breakout prone skin. Lightweight and ultra sheer, this product claims to be able to prevent shine, regulate oil production and soothe inflammation.
Dermalogica Solar Defense Booster SPF50 50ml RM278 is for all skin conditions. Upon my skin mapping session and taking into consideration my lifestyle, this has been prescribed for me. I have used it for 2 weeks and found that its actually not as oily as I thought it would be. Most days I will mix it in 50/50 portion with my moisturizer. On days that I require better coverage, then I will mix it 50/50 with my BB cream. This is honestly brilliant as this means I can enjoy additional sun protection without having to slather on to many layers of products on my face!
No matter how good a product is, reapplication is necessary after every 3-4 hours. And even with your makeup one, this is possible. All you need to do is to apply them to your hands and then press your hand all over your face. This will technically not smear your makeup unless you're having very heavy makeup.
Reapplication is also necessary after your exercise or when swimming. And if you wonder why you still turn dark despite using UV protection, then its time that you learn that application of sun protection should be 30 minutes prior to sun exposure. For me, I would normally apply them and then grab my brekkie before heading out o ensure that my skin absorbs the necessary protection.
So before you head out into the sun, remember your sun protection! And I reckon I certainly need more protection since I am headed of to the beach with my furkids the coming weekend!
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