It’s a refrain as old as time, repeated by not just your mother, but by skin experts and beauty websites (like us): never, EVER skip the sunscreen.
In Singapore, where the UV index can soar to a score of 8-10 during 12-3pm, which is incidentally, when you’re most likely to be out and about seeking lunch, sunscreen is not optional – it’s mandatory. A lack of protection from harmful UV rays causes sunburn, premature signs of ageing, deep tissue damage and at worst, cancer.
Despite knowing this, many of us are guilty of skipping this crucial step. We get it, sunscreens can feel sticky, leave a white cast and make you look shinier than a new coin – not necessarily the best look. Which is why we’ve come up with this list of lightweight moisturisers that already include SPF30 protection and higher, so you’ll never have an excuse to skip the ‘block again.