Importance of Applying Sunscreens
Many of us have the misconception that we only have to wear sunscreens when it is sunny or when we head to the beach. However, sunscreens should be worn even on cloudy days to prevent exposure to UV rays. In fact, it should be a habit that we all pick up.
As the ozone layer depletes, there is increased risk of us experiencing sun damage, such as sunburn and skin cancer, from the harmful UV rays. Applying sunscreen of at least SPF30 greatly helps to block these rays from penetrating into our skin.
Furthermore, UV rays could cause photoaging of the skin, characterized by a thick, leathery look; discoloration; and a breakdown of collagen. This leads to wrinkles, sagging and an uneven skin tone. According to studies, those below age 55 who apply sunscreen regularly have 24 percent less chance of developing these signs of aging than those who don’t.
Here are Hebeloft's top 3 recommended k-beauty sunscreens for you:
1. Skylake Sunscreen SPF50 PA+++
Formulated with organic herbal extracts, this sunscreen serves to protect the skin against harmful UVA/UVB, without causing irritation, making it suitable for those with sensitive skin.
2. Pretty Skin Hyaluronic Intensive Care UV Sun Cream SPF50
This is a refreshing, non-sticky sunblock that contains Green Tea Extract, Mulberry Tree Bark and Aloe Vera Extract to provide hydration on top of protection against UV rays. It is suitable for all skin types, on both face and body, or even as a makeup base.
3. Soosul Sun-block Cream SPF50 PA+++
The Sooful sun-block cream is KDFA Certified as a sun protection product. Formulated with 1% Sanghwang mushroom extract and other oriental herb ingredients such as neem, polygala radix, and grapefruit seed, this sunblock serves as a multi-purpose cream. It can soothe, moisturize and protect sensitive skin from harmful UV rays and even act as a make up base.