We live in a country that gets plenty of sun all-year-round. There’s been plenty of research on the effects of the sun on our skin, and none of it is too-pleasant. Between premature ageing and skin cancer, there are plenty of reasons you should be wearing sunscreen on a daily basis. Even if you’re going to be sitting in an office for most of the day, it’s important to have sun protection for the journey to work and any lunchtime adventures.
Sun damage can appear as harmless as freckles (sun spots) or pigmentation, though it’s important to note that while your skin might not show signs of sun damage, the signs can develop over time. Sun damage can also cause our skin to lose more elasticity, resulting in sagging, fine lines, wrinkles, and even dullness.
If you’ve seen enough celebrity interviews, many of them attribute their amazing skin to being diligent with skincare, but especially sunscreen.
To keep your skin hydrated and protected, all the products in the Uriage sun care line contain thermal water, vitamin C and vitamin E, and are alcohol-free. The UVA and UVB protection fights against the photoaging, while the thermal water is meant to keep your skin’s barrier reinforced and protected against dehydration. Thermal water is also great for soothing sensitive or inflamed skin, with a high content of calcium and magnesium salts.
There are three products in the range that cater to different skin needs. Uriage Bariesun Fragrance-Free Cream SPF50+ ($42.90) is ideal for anyone whose skin is fussy about fragranced skincare. It combines three types of anti- UVA and UVB filters to protect the skin, similar to the Uriage Bariesun Gold Tinted Cream SPF50+ ($37.90). The latter however contains fragrance, though it does give the skin a healthy glow due to the tint, and is non-greasy. It also comes in a Fair shade that can be used for a light coverage makeup base.
Finally, the Uriage Bariesun Mineral Cream SPF50+ ($42.90) is perfect for the most fussy of skin types. It’s fragrance-free, but also contains a strictly-mineral UVA and UVB filtering complex, which is great for sensitive and intolerant skin. All three are formulated without parabens as well.
The Uriage Bariesun sun care range is available from 21st Century Beauty Spa, BHG, Guardian, John Little, Metro, OG, Robinsons, Watsons, and www.betime.com.sg.