Despite repeated exhortations from dermatologists the world over, many people still do not wear sunscreen. Well, they may want to — exposure to sunlight and ultraviolet rays is the main culprit of up to 90 per cent of visible changes to the skin, according to The Skin Cancer Foundation.
While ageing is not a process we should feel ashamed of, the point is that the usual indicators of skin ageing (think wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and fine lines) can be vastly improved with (proper) usage of sunscreen. Pair that with sensible behaviour — like staying out of the sun during peak hours, usually between 10am and 4pm.
And with the recent heatwaves making news all around the globe — and warmer and drier months in Singapore — sunscreen application becomes ever more crucial. Here, some of the latest launches to slather all over your face (and body, if you’re outdoors a lot) now.