I just realized recently that my Keys Soap Solar RX Sunblock is expiring soon in October and I still have some of it left! I checked my other sunscreens and noticed that my La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL range will expire in 2010 but I couldn’t find the expiry date for some of the other brands.
If you want as much protection as possible for your skin against the harmful UV rays, you may want to start eating more tomatoes or tomato paste if you aren’t already doing so. This is because tomatoes contain the potent free-radical scavenging phytonutrient lycopene and recent studies have revealed that lycopene may pack twice the punch of the well-known antioxidant beta-carotene which is known to protect our skin against sun damage.
Sometime ago when I was reading up about sunscreens, I learnt that there are some folks who would rather make their own sunscreens. I was both surprised and intrigued by the idea. So when Leon started her new beauty forum on organic and natural skincare, I immediately raised this topic and this is the natural homemade sunscreen recipe that Leon shared with me:
From where I live, going out at noon is really a skin hazard. Because according to World Health Organization, our UV Index is high all year round; 10 being the lowest in December and 13 the highest during the months of March and April. On top of that, it is well known that the intensity of UV radiation is highest at noon, which means, I get the sun’s rays heating straight down on me with very few of the rays getting scattered. So whenever I’ve to pick my son at that hour from school, I not only make sure I have slapped on enough sunscreen on my face and hands, you can be sure to find me in a pair of sunglasses and carrying an umbrella too.