While it may not be the sexiest part of your beauty routine, wearing sunscreen is proven to be one of the most effective ways of guarding your skin against a number of issues – from fine lines and premature ageing to sunspots and skin cancer. It’s the number one “anti-ageing” product out there, and truthfully, there’s no point investing in expensive serums and creams if you’re not going to shield your skin with SPF.
Now, we all know how important it is to slather on sunscreen before heading outdoors, but did you know that it’s equally paramount to apply SPF even when you’re indoors? Bet you weren’t aware that you should be reapplying it about every two hours too.
Whether you’re out and about or cooped up at home all day, you should top up your SPF regularly to make sure you’re adequately protected. Keep reading to find out why as well as a simple, lightweight solution Daily Vanity discovered!
Why you should reapply sunscreen throughout the day
The actives in every type of sunscreen will start to degrade when exposed to sunlight, so your morning application isn’t going to offer protection for your sunny afternoon stroll. On top of that, sweat can break down sunscreen, and we perspire a lot more since we’re stuck in humid Singapore.
If you’re one to touch your face or rest your head in your hands, you’re also physically removing the sunscreen around the area. This is why you need to apply a fresh layer of sunscreen every few hours to protect your complexion.
While you’re spreading sunscreen on your face, don’t forget to rub some on your neck and chest as well as the tops of your ears. These are common skin cancer zones, so don’t neglect them when you’re loading up on SPF. Even the top of your head could use some sun protection!
With this many areas to shield, it’s best to look for sunscreens that are lightweight for comfortable reapplication and have a convenient delivery system for quick top-ups. Enter Suncut’s Perfect UV Spray, a waterproof sun protection spray that protects you from head to toe.
A simple way to reapply sunscreen
The Suncut Perfect UV Spray is particularly resistant to water, sweat, sebum, and even friction, which is why it’s perfect to spritz on before and during a workout or a run. In fact, you can even spray it directly on wet skin after perspiring or swimming.
It has a maximum UV protection factor that offers extended protection from UVA and UVB rays, so you won’t have to reapply your sunscreen as often. Since it’s non-sticky and won’t leave an unsightly white residue behind, you can spritz this refreshing mist on your hair too. And don’t worry, this sunscreen washes off easily with soap or shampoo.
To use, simply shake the bottle vigorously four or five times and spray at a distance of 10 to 15cm. Be sure to cover your skin surface evenly. You can also hold the bottle upside down while you’re spritzing.
There’s a Suncut sunscreen for every skin type and preference
Suncut has been Japan’s #1 suncare brand for seven years in a row, so you can park all your sunscreen concerns at the door. Apart from the Perfect UV Spray, Suncut also offers a slew of affordable sunscreen options in different textures to suit your skin and lifestyle needs.
The sunscreens in its range were carefully designed to protect your skin and hair from harmful UV rays. With a long-acting stretch fit formulation, each sunscreen adheres closely to your skin for longer-lasting UV protection. Plus, the fact that they’re gentle on the skin and pleasant to use makes us reach for them more often.
Each sunscreen in Suncut’s range is also infused with squalane, a natural moisturiser that mimics your skin’s very own lipids. It boosts your skin’s hydration levels to keep it soft and healthy. Squalane is packed with antioxidants that can help fight against free radical damage to slow down the skin’s ageing process. What you’ll get is smoother, firmer skin.
Ready to find your sunscreen match? From gel to milk and essence, meet Suncut’s Perfect UV and Tone Up lineup.
Suncut Perfect UV Gel & Perfect UV Essence
If you prefer a sunscreen with a lightweight, toner-like texture, try the Suncut Perfect UV Gel (left). Its thin formula makes it easy to layer on under makeup. And since it also provides a boost of hydration with skin-loving ingredients, it’s ideal for those with oilier skin types.
Meanwhile, the Suncut Perfect UV Essence (right) has a serum-like consistency, so it feels like a lightweight step in your skincare routine. It’s formulated with moisturising ingredients to keep your skin hydrated all day long. Both of these sunscreens hug closely to the skin too, protecting you from environmental stressors and allergens such as dust, dirt, and pollen.
Suncut Perfect UV Milk
For those in search of a makeup primer that provides extreme sun protection, look no further than the Suncut Perfect UV Milk. The silky sunscreen glides on the skin smoothly to perfect your canvas. It infuses your skin with moisture to help your makeup last longer throughout the day too.
Suncut Tone Up UV Essence & Tone Up UV Spray
Not all of us wake up with a rosy complexion, which is why Suncut created their Tone Up duo. The Suncut Tone Up UV Essence (right) creates a delicate lavender sheen on your skin, which cancels out sallow yellow hues for a brighter-looking complexion. Pink pearl in the formula also adds a lovely shimmery effect to your skin for picture-perfect selfies.
If you feel less inclined to add another layer of sunscreen for fear of ruining your perfectly blended base, use the Suncut Tone Up UV Spray (left). The mist refreshes your makeup and strengthens the existing UV protection, so it keeps your skin looking and feeling healthy. Simply whip it out any time during the day and spritz some on for brighter, even-toned skin.
Suncut Perfect UV Spray retails for S$25.90, Suncut Perfect UV Gel retails for S$22.90, Suncut Perfect UV Milk retails for S$22.90, and Suncut Perfect UV Essence retails for S$22.90. Available at Watsons and Guardian.
Suncut Tone Up UV Essence retails for S$23.90 and Suncut Tone Up UV Spray retails for S$23.90, available only at Watsons.