SUN KING

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - Bazaar Junior News -

Misha Omar and her son, Adam: “I love that it doesn’t ir­ri­tate skin, es­pe­cially hav­ing to wear it for long hours while know­ing that it of­fers com­plete 360-de­gree pro­tec­tion for my son.”

Car­ing for your child’s skin with pro­tec­tion from sun­screen is vi­tal, but what you don’t know about the in­gre­di­ents may be just as harm­ful for their skin. Shi­seido’s Dr. Kazu­taka Sasaki clues us in on what to look out for when choos­ing a sun­screen. The SPF value in­di­cates the level of UVB pro­tec­tion. A higher SPF num­ber equals higher pro­tec­tion while the PA value in­di­cates the level of pro­tec­tion from UVA rays and is rated +, ++, or +++.

Re­gard­less how high the pro­tec­tion of your sun­screen is, it is still im­por­tant to avoid pro­longed sun ex­po­sure and to reap­ply your sun­screen fre­quently.

Highly wa­ter­re­sis­tant sun­screens are nor­mally hard to re­move with reg­u­lar cleansers. Strongly scrub­bing skin to re­move sun­screen or not re­mov­ing it thor­oughly can both be a bur­den to the skin.

Nor­mally, non- chem­i­cal sun­screens of mid­dle to high SPF con­tain a lot of phys­i­cal sun­screen agents (white- coloured pow­der) for the UV pro­tec­tion ef­fect.

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