Monday, May 24, 2010

Protect Your Skin from the Sun!




For my face:
1. Laneige Skin Veil Base (SPF 26 PA+) - The green base counteracts the redness of my skin.
2. Laneige Sun Block Leports (SPF 50+ PA+++) - I'm considering to stop using this because SPF is too high, my face gets a little itchy at the end of the day, but nothing too serious... My sister is also allergic to products that are high in SPF (read paragraph below for more details)
3. Clinique Derma White liquid makeup (SPF 15 PA++) - I only apply a thin layer of this on my apple of my cheeks, and a little bit on my forehead as I find that applying too much will make my face too white... I guess the colour is not right for my skin :S
4. Laneige Sliding Pact Powder in Bright Skin Tone (SPF 35 PA++) - After applying sunscreen and liquid foundation, you face may get sticky. Applying powder keeps the skin feeling fresher and helps to keep your makeup in place. I do like this compact a lot, and prefer this packaging over the newer version. I have no idea where I put my newer one :S

For my body:
5. Laneige Sun Block Cool (SPF 25 PA++) - I like the applicator. You can simply spray some on your body, and rub it with your hands afterward. The sunscreen feels like a little thicker than a mist, which gives that cool effect (hence the name :P)

For those of you who don't know, SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. It's a value that indicates how much longer the sunscreen can protect you before you start experiencing sunburn. For example, if you take around 20 mins to burn, a SPF15 sunscreen will allow you to stay in the sun for 300 minutes before burning. Now, higher SPF may cause irritation if the user is sensitive to the active ingredients in sunscreen. Possible side effects include allergic reactions such as rashes. SPF30 is enough for an individual that is very fair-skinned. PA stands for Protection Grade of UVA. Newer sunscreens in the market contain UVA filters that protect effect against UVA. Choose more + signs if you are staying you in the sun for longer period of time.

Personally, I am extremely pale, and can burn very easily. Oftentimes, I get more freckles than I get dark, so sunscreen is very important to me, especially on days that I know I'll be under the sun for the whole day. Lately, I've been doing a lot of outdoor activities - visiting Canada's Wonderland, the Toronto Zoo, and Woodbine Beach. Everytime, I worry about getting sunburns cause I know how painful they can get (I've gotten plenty in the past). I make sure I put on layers of sunscreen before I go out, and will bring a bottle or two to reapply throughout the day.



The above picture is right before I headed out to the beach. I applied number 1 through 5, then some eyeliner, mascara, and a little bit of blush, and viola! A natural face for going outdoors.




Here are some pictures from the zoo :)

How do you protect your skin from the sun?

14 comments:

naturalnchicmakeup said...

I'm highly allergic to SPF so still looking for a product that works. I think I'm just like your sister..sensitive to SPF.

lovelyviolet5 said...

Thanks for the reviews!I like the powder!!

Sandra - If it comes in pink said...

your skin looks great :)

ipehishere said...

i think i need SPF.. thank you for review :)

Mimi said...

these products sound great. and i love that last pic. are those jellyfish? :)

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Helen [In Elegance] said...

I'm very pale skinned too so use a high SPF sunscreen for my body in Summer, but for my face all year round.

Kasia_B said...

Your blog is so great! I love the Zoo photos.

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Daphne said...

Thanks for sharing!
but I am too lazy to put on that much products, so... always ended up getting 2 shades darker! lmao

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Gaby said...

thanks for reminding me to get some spf!

Nikki San said...

This is a good post. I wanna try Laneige! I'm not sure though if it's available locally. Anyway, have ab beautiful day Edwina! :)

Rainy Days and Lattes said...

That is a lot of protection! But that's very understable considering how light skinned you are! :p I was sun burned once when i was younger and it was extremely painful =/ I use Shiseido's SPF 50 PAA (the blue bottle), and I sometimes switch to Clinique's Even better SPF 30 for cloudier days since I hate to waste the Shiseido one :p I really want to try the ones you use...I've heard a lot about that brand :)

Winnie* said...

I love your look! you look fresh! very very natural makeup look Edwina. what kind of animals are they in the first picture? and the huge snake.. im so scared >< the jellyfish look super cute tho. they are one of my fav animals :) I am using Laneige Skin Veil Base daily under my bb cream or foundation too. I meant to buy the blue(or purple?) one but they ran out so i grabbed the green anyway. Really love how smooth and even my skin appears after applying. Great base!

Jenny said...

you protect your skin well!! i got a sunburn on my shoulders from disney and they now look like two random dark patches! lol! i definitely need to take suncare advice from you :P i like a nice healthy tan, but my best bet are self tanners!

i went to toronto zoo last year during the summer and loved it! :) did you go to the hippo feeding? they're sooo cute! are there any new rides at wonderland this year?!

Nic Nic said...

you have a great range of sun protections there! im using diorsnow UV base which has 35SPF and Kose sekkisei which has 50SPF.. I used to use Lancome UV base 50SPF that was aweseome.. still on the look out a good one.. you got me curious about laneige sun lotions\bases!