Sun protection – one of the best things you can do keep ageing at bay.
However there are still much uncertainty surrounding this topic. So this is a quick and easy frequently asked questions about sun protection.
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Do you have to wear sun protection everyday? Even when it's cloudy?
Yes, even if it’s cloudy or you can’t see the sun. The sun’s ray are able to penetrate the clouds. So if you’re outside, by the window or in a car, you’ll be exposed to the sun.
It’s good to make a habit of wearing sun protection everyday, as cumulative photo damage will add up over time, causing pigmentation, discolouration, collagen breakdown, damaged skin texture, etc.
What's the minimum SPF to wear?
Do go for broad spectrum of SPF 30 or higher. SPF 30 blocks about 97% of the sun’s rays.
It’s very important that you only go for sunscreens that are broad spectrum (i.e. blocks both UVA and UVB).
Should you go for sunscreen with SPF 100?
Truth is, sunscreen with SPF values 30 to 50 will offer adequate sunburn protection, even if you’re very sensitive to sunburn. The extra protection that a SPF 100 sunscreen offers you is negligible. Properly applied, SPF 30 sunscreen blocks 97% of sunburn rays; SPF 50 sunscreen blocks 98% whereas SPF 100 blocks 99%.
High SPF products also have a higher chance of causing you skin irritation due to the higher concentration sun filtering chemicals present.
How often do you have to reapply your sunscreen?
It depends what you’re doing. For example if you work indoors in a cool environment (not much sweating involved), then reapplication isn’t necessary. Do however make sure that you’ve got all exposed area covered.
If you’re going outside, then do remember to bring your sunscreen along. You should reapply after any activities that might compromise your layer of sunscreen (for e.g. after any water activities, sweating, etc).
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