The temperature has been reported to be as high as 30° C and the UV index is at 11 and that is an extreme UV status which calls for ultra UV protection of course! Definitely an extremely good excuse to get the La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Stick Protection SPF50+ I say.
I’ve updated my earlier entry Tips on sunscreen protection & application with a couple more information. One of which is about when to apply sunscreen in the order of our skincare regime because I noticed that this is something frequently asked.
Actually I’ve always thought that sunscreen should be applied after using our serums or moisturizer but if you consider that chemical sunscreens absorb UV rays and neutralize them in the skin tissues, then it make perfect sense that they should go on clean, bare skin first because in order to be effective, it must interact with our skin cells.
Most of us tend to select sunglasses based on design but it is actually more important to wear shades that provide proper UV protection. It should also be noted that the degree of darkness has no effect on UV rays and in fact, dark lens can cause our pupil to dilate and without that UV protection behind it, we’re just allowing more UV light to come into our eyes. Such unprotected exposure to the sun can potentially damage the retina and affect our vision in the long term.
Effective chemical sunscreen
My husband had La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL 50+ Lait Veloute Face & Body Lotion to thank for saving his skin from sunburnt last week. I applied it liberally on him twice over the four hours we were at the pool under scorching heat from about 10am to 1pm and his skin didn’t look any different afterwards. In fact, it wasn’t even red.