Ok, I don’t deny the reason for choosing this image is for more eyeball attention on the post. But hey, yummy fits the theme.
Yummy sunscreen? Hard to believe I know. But only if it’s without the typical nose-pinching sunscreen smell, isn’t it? ps. I don’t know about you, but I loathe the brand which rhythms with Linea for it’s incredible funk. It almost screams “I hate my skin!”
Tempting as it is to head out without protection, don’t. Because smooth skin starts with sunscreen! Hey it even rhythms!
Being young, I used to think age was on my side & never bothered about the sun. Heck, I even spent hours each weekend deliberately turning my skin golden brown under it. But guess what? Skin cancer is the most common cancer for young women under age 30. I can’t imagine getting cancer! It scares the crap out of me. I wished someone was there to scare me with facts then. But oh well, you’ll come to a phase in life when you finally make the (right) decision to opt for sunscreens. If you haven’t, I hope you do soon.
Whether or not you spend most of your time at home, office or doing sports, it’s wise to put on some form of protective gear (unless you’re a neantherthal in a cave with your black out blinds) yada yada. Oh, I’m sure you’ve all heard it before & I’m another one rambling on. But why don’t you check out some skin cancer images & rethink if you should still step out with zero shield? Warning: images are highly unpleasant.
Anyway, you don’t need to give up your favourite outdoor activities as long as you prepare yourself for some effective waterproof sun protection. If you’ve been apprehensive that sunscreens smell & too gooey, Banana Boat has recently reformulated their sunscreens with AvoTriplex Technology. This means more light-weight & long-lasting.
*Patented AvoTriplex technology is said to offer a complete 3-way protection against the sun, protecting:
1) against sunburn with high UVB protection,
2) against the effects of aging and long-term skin damage with high UVA protection and
3) lasts longer under the sun without breaking down.
Faces sunscreen lotion SPF 23 ($15.60) is dermatologist-tested & waterproof. I’ve oily skin my entire face & this didn’t feel as light-weight as I hoped it’d be (I might have applied too much) but at least I don’t have to worry about getting under water! Will definitely wear this the next time I go swimming!
Did You Know?
All sunscreens from Banana Boat are water resistant, fragrance free and hypoallergenic and provide broad spectrum protection against skin damage and aging (UVA rays) and sun damage (UVB rays).
The Sport Sunscreen lotion with SPF 50 ($13.90) features patented AvoTriplex technology* to give you the freedom to enjoy your daily activities without worrying about sun damage. You know how you need to always reapply your sunscreen when you perspire? But this my dears, is ultra sweatproof! It’s also almost-scentless & has a thicker consistency than the face sunscreen above.
The Waterproof Lip Balm SPF30 ($4.95) contains aloe vera and vitamin E to moisturize and protect chapped, dry lips.
It’s pretty hard to find a lip balm with SPF, let alone a SPF30 plus waterproof plus seriously non-greasy plus almost-scentless lipbalm! I really like this! Imagine a kissable date by the pool!
Did You Know?
SPF only indicates how long a person can be exposed to the sun’s UVB radiation without burning. An SPF of 30 should allow exposure to UVB radiation 30 times longer than otherwise.
- UVA: While UVA rays are responsible for giving people the appearance of being tan, overtime, these sun rays are serious harmful to our health. Recognized as a cause of skin cancer by the National Institutes of Health, UVA rays also damage other areas of the body, causing:
- allergic reactions
- decreased skin elasticity
- UVB: This type of ray emitted by the sun is responsible for sunburns. Like UVA rays, UVB rays are a leading cause of skin cancer and premature skin aging in the form of wrinkle.
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