Everyone needs sun protection. This is not just about preventing premature skin aging but more importantly, skin cancer. Anyone can get skin cancer, regardless of age, gender or race. An estimated 20% Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. So remember to apply sunscreen before heading out during the day.
There are two main types of sunscreens--namely chemical and physical sunscreens. Chemical sunscreens functions like a sponge, absorbing harmful ultraviolet rays. Look for the following active ingredients: oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate, and octinoxate. These tend to be easier to apply without leaving a white residue. Physical sunscreens are like shields, deflecting the sun’s rays. The buzz words are zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide. Physical sunscreens are more suitable for those who have sensitive skin.
We should protect ourselves against the sun all the time as even on cloudy days, about 80 percent of harmful UV rays can penetrate the skin. Whenever one is surrounded by reflective environment such as snow, sand, and water, sunscreen becomes even more essential. Read more about sunscreen at AAD.
Are you applying your sun lotion correctly? Here I summarise the tips from Anessa website.
１： Shake well before using
２： Apply a 2cm diameter amount of sunscreen, on five spots of the face (cheeks, forehead, nose, and chin) evenly
3： 2 layers on the face
4 ：Apply a 2.4cm diameter around the neck in small dots, smoothing it upward
5： For the arms or legs, apply directly from the container to the skin in lines and rub gently in a big circular motion
6: Reapply after wiping off the sweat or after swimming for long hours.
7: Reapply every 2-3 hours.
8: Makeup user dab excessive sebum with tissue then use sunscreen spray, top with powder.
Anessa is a premium physical sunscreen brand under Shiseido marketed by AEON Wellness. Not only does it provide sun protection, but it also contains 50% of skin loving ingredients with no artificial coloring and is dermatologist tested to be hypoallergenic. They produce 2 types of sunscreen gels great for me who has oily skin as it is light weight with SPF50+・PA++++ suitable for both the face and body The key ingredients are:
Yellow flower extract (Rosaceae/Tormentilla)
Licorice-- potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial effects
Collagen-- maintain skin elasticity and suppleness
Green tea leaf extract (Produced in Uji, Kyoto)-- strong antioxidant and anti ageing ingredient
Edelweiss extract-- absorbs UV and anti-ageing
Aqua-in-Pool-- patented ingredient to boost skin hydration and reinforce the skin's barrier function
Anessa Perfect UV Skincare Gel
It adheres to the skin perfectly, acting as a shield against UV protection even with heat, sweat or water! Besides that, the skincare gel can also be used as makeup primer with the rejuvenating fragrance of citrus soap without leaving white residues.
Anessa Perfect UV Skincare Gel also features Aqua Booster Technology which strengthens UV protection when exposed to sweat or water, proven by an 80-minute bathing test. Its unique powder ingredient prevents the veil from coming off easily with rubbing and making it sand resistant. However it remains easily removable with soap.
Anessa Whitening UV Gel AA Quasi-drug
Besides acting as sunscreen, this waterproof UV gel also contains effective whitening agent m-tranexamic acid* and skin smoothening agent glycyrrhizic acid salt. Other functions include moisturizing effect and makeup primer. The skin appears lucent straight after application with a dewy look.
Where to get these awesome products?
AEON Wellness Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/aeonwellnessmy/
AEON Wellness Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/aeonwellnessmy/