We all know how damaging the sun can be for our skin. Its UV rays cause sunburn, sun spots, accelerated symptoms of ageing, and possibly even skin cancer! Every time we head out to the beach, the swimming pool, or just out of our houses, we can’t help but feel the sweltering sun’s rays on our skin, and wonder how much damage is being done.
Some of us use sunscreen religiously, and apply it every day, on every inch of our bodies. And the rest of us… well, we apply sunscreen whenever we remember to (which is not very often), or not at all. This doesn’t mean that we don’t care about our skin, but the issue is with the convenience of protecting our skin from the sun. Most sunscreens are oily and take quite a while to apply, making it a step that is hard to commit to in our hectic daily routines.
The beauty industry has realized this problem, and has delivered the solution in many forms! So, here’s our list of the 4 most convenient ways of protecting your skin without the traditional sunscreen in a tube!
- Foam Sunscreen
Most of us hate the feeling of sunscreen on our skin because it tends to be sticky and oily. However, this problem usually only occurs with certain types of sunscreen, and there are other formulas of sunscreen that have a dry finish that you won’t even feel on your skin.
A prime example of this is Chai’s Snow White Whitening Sunscreen Mist, which is a light-weight sunscreen mist with foam-activated technology delivering broad spectrum SPF 30 protection. It is so light and has an unnoticeable finish so that you can feel good throughout the day. Plus, it has skin whitening and complexion brightening effects that makes you fairer immediately!
- Sunscreen Facewash
Let’s face it, no matter how simple your routine is, or how busy you are, you have to wash your face. Facewash is one of the most basic and simple elements of any skincare routine! So, when facewashes that doubled up as sun protection appeared in the beauty industry, it was a game changer.
I use Chai’s Guardian Angel Gentle Face Wash because of how well it cleanses my skin, and also because of the added SPF benefits. It utilizes ionic technology to impart an invisible veil of protection from the sun over your skin, with SPF 30 sun protection. Its effects are water resistant up to 90 minutes in water, and it doesn’t leave an oily finish like normal sunscreens.
- Oral Sunscreen
We’re not kidding. Oral sunblock actually exists in little capsules and can be found online and in select clinics. While it definitely does help with protecting your skin against the sun, most people who take oral sunscreen still apply topical sunscreen. This is because oral sunscreen does not replace the effects of topical sunscreen. Rather, it is used in conjunction with topical sunscreen to obtain maximum sun protection.
Heliocare Oral is the world’s first oral sunblock and has already been researched and tested to ensure its safety and effectiveness. It features the key ingredient, Fernblock, which reduces free radicals by up to 50%, increases the skin’s resistance to sunburn and redness by up to 300%, and slows ageing by up to 55%. Its effects cover your entire body, so you won’t have to worry about forgotten areas such as behind your ears, or your neck, and isn’t affected by water. With Heliocare Oral, you really won’t need to worry about a thing!