I know many of you who frequent this blog do read your ingredient lists or at least try to. So today’s question pertain to that: do you have a favorite skin care ingredient?
I’ve almost given up drinking tea every morning now. I thought I couldn’t do without it but when I stopped drinking tea for a few days, I noticed my skin didn’t feel so dry in the afternoon. So I’ve replaced tea with water on most mornings now. And tea isn’t the only thing I’ve given up for my skin’s sake. I’ve also given up on chocolates, ice cream and cakes. Well, not 100% but almost.
Okay, most of us know that sunscreen isn’t just about SPF but face it, how many of us buy sunscreen based on a comfortable SPF number? Well, I do although I do look out for the active ingredients and my favorite is one with 18 to 20% zinc oxide only as that means the product offers broad spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB rays. If you like chemical sunscreens, then Mexoryl or Tinosorb are what you should be looking out for in the product as they are considered as photostable sun filters.
Coming to Thailand is not complete if you haven’t tried their traditional Thai massages. But Thai massages are not for everyone because the traditional ones require the masseuse to apply firm rhythmic pressing and stretching of the entire body; this may include pulling fingers, toes, ears, cracking the knuckles, walking on the recipient’s back, and even arching the recipient’s body. I’ll bet many people can hardly relax in that two-hour session!