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The diligent use of sunscreen can protect against skin-damaging UV rays and reportedly prevent signs of ageing caused by sun damage. Dr Eileen Tan, founder of and dermatologist at Dr Eileen Tan Skin, Laser & Hair Transplant Clinic, advises: “Apply sunscreen about a half hour before you head outdoors – this is the time needed for the sunscreen to start working. If you’re outdoors for a prolonged period, reapply it every two hours – this is especially important after sports such as swimming, or if you perspire heavily.”

Our recommendation? Go for those that are water-resistant or come in spray bottles that make reapplication a breeze. Try these new ones from Sisley’s Super Soin Solaire range, which offer skincare benefits too – both have antioxidant vitamin E and edelweiss extract to fight free-radical damage for a younger-looking complexion.

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Use a quater of a teaspoon 

Sisley Super Soin Solaire Facial Sun Care SPF50/ PA++++, $210.
We’re all for lightweight sunscreens that don’t leave a greasy residue, like this one. Th e silky cream blends easily and doesn’t leave a whitish cast on skin. It also hydrates, gives skin a dewy sheen, and has a light herbal scent of sage and marjoram.

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Use five teaspoons 

Sisley Super Soin Solaire Milky Body Mist Sun Care SPF30/ PA+++, $165.
This spray formula makes application a whole lot quicker – even though you still have to rub it in. Thanks to its blend of camellia oil, mango extract and shea butter, it also moisturises skin. We can’t get enough of its lavender and geranium scent.

This story was first published in HerWorld Magazine June 2015.

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