Sigh! Can’t we just have a normal day outdoors without the risk of sun damage? With a few simple steps and these clever new skin treats, you now can.
|Noticed something unpleasant about your skin’s appearance? If it’s spotty, uneven, and perhaps even red and irritated, then it’s most likely the result of prolonged and unprotected exposure to sunlight. Since avoiding the sun is out of the question, heed these five tips to sun-proof your skin. Trust us; they will fast-track you to smooth and damage-free skin in no time!
1. APPLY SUN GUARD CORRECTLY
You’re probably thinking, “How in the world can I mess this up?” One of the biggest mistakes women make is not using enough and not reapplying throughout the day. Here’s a tip: no matter what type of sun protection you have, reapply every two hours if you’re outdoors.
Perfect for Asian skin, this cream contains extensive SPF 50 UVB protection and high UVA protection to prevent skin from getting burnt. It’s enriched with marine algae and natural antioxidants to replenish and shield skin from the sun.
Mon Chéri Clear Sun Crème SPF 50 PA+++, RM128
2. COVER UP SMARTLY
You don’t need to hide every inch of skin but when it comes to picking your outfits, did you know that clothes now come with a UPF rating too? Similar to the SPF, this is a sun-protection rating system used for apparel. Look for ones with at least UPF30 for an optimal shield.
After applying sun care, you should give it about 20 to 30 minutes to dry before you head outdoors to ensure the cream stays on your skin longer.
3. BURN FIX
Getting sunburnt can cause dehydration and loss of fluids through your skin. That’s why drinking water (plain water that is) is essential for healing and rejuvenating skin. For instant sunburn relief, try the Mon Chéri Aloe Vera Gel that’s cooling and soothing to the touch. It’s great for treating sensitive skin as it’s free from parabens, artificial colourings, alcohol and mineral oils.
Use this as a mask before bedtime! Its powerful healing properties will work overnight to heal skin and replenish its moisture.
Mon Chéri Aloe Vera Gel 150ml, RM26.80
4. SPOT CHECK
Always examine your skin from time to time and check for mysterious-looking spots. If anything looks abnormal, go for a check-up as it could lead to something serious.
5. CLEANSE ON THE GO!
An absolute essential of skincare 101 is cleansing properly every day. A mixture of grime from a day out under the sun and your makeup will cause skin to age prematurely if you don’t take care of it the right way.
With their skin-cleansing additives, Mon Chéri’s Aloe Vera Cleansing Wipes act as makeup removers. They contain aloe vera and natural herbal extracts that effectively wipe away layers of excess sebum, dirt and cosmetic residue, including waterproof mascara, while maintaining skin’s natural moisture balance.
Aloe Vera Cleansing Wipes, RM22.80
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