How to use sun cream and whitening cream effectively?

During summer holiday, you will be exposed to the sunlight. Thus, sunscreen and lotion are naturally indispensable. So you know how to use them effectively?

In early summer holiday, we'll spend a lot of time for outdoor activities such as going for a stroll, climbing, swimming, etc .. These activities bring a lot of joy but it has some negative effect on our skin. With such a tight schedule, sunscreen and lotion naturally became the "BFF" of the girls. Take a look at the following tips to keep your skin smooth throughout the rest of your stay!

Choose the right sunscreen

As for outdoor activities, you need to make sure that your sunscreen has SPF (sun protection index) of 30 or more and is broad-spectrum - that means your skin will be protected from both UVA and UVB rays that are really harmful in the sun.

Because people tend to use sunscreen for both face and body, so you should also pay attention to the composition of cream to avoid acne. When buying sunscreen, you should look for "non-comedogenic" - this means that the cream will not cause acne.

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In addition, sunscreen will be able to protect the skin better than a spray sunscreen.

Apply sunscreen properly

People often think that they just apply sunscreen when being exposed to sunlight. However, even when it is not sunny or even shady, your skin can still be attacked by UV rays and that is the reason why you should apply sunscreen whenever you go outdoors at 9 am in the morning – 5 pm in the afternoon.

For classic sunscreens (also known as chemical sunblock), you will need to apply the cream on the skin 20 minutes before going out. Meanwhile, mineral sunscreens (containing titanium dioxide and zinc oxide) have the ability of protecting the skin as soon as it is applied. And the common feature of both types of sunblock is that it needs to be reapplied every two hours, especially when you're sweating or go for a swim.

Whitening cream

In addition to applying sunscreen during the daytime, you should add a lotion to your skin when you are at home. You can choose creams that contain one of the following ingredients: arbutin, kojic acid, vitamin C, glutathione, niacinamide, etc.

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As for skin moisturizer, it is best to apply the cream to the skin while the skin is still moist, so that the nourishing ingredients will be "activated". Also, when sleeping in an air-conditioned room, you should invest in a fogger so that the skin does not get dry, and dehydrated. In addition, to help avoid sunburn after sun exposure, you should also prepare a mineral water spray in your bag. This method will soothe the skin quickly, preventing the production of melanin.

By: Ashley Brown

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