In­ter­nal Af­fairs

The mod­ern woman’s anti-age­ing regime starts with se­ri­ous pro­tec­tion from the heat.

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - Contents - By Li Ying Lim.

It is true that the lit­tlest things count – es­pe­cially when it comes to keep­ing your com­plex­ion bright and ra­di­ant 24/7. Futher­more, from close prox­im­ity to the bed­side lamp as you read at night, to work-re­lated stress, there are myr­iad ways that ex­ter­nal stres­sors work to age skin. Stay out of the sun as much as you might, yet 10 years of re­search at Sul­wha­soo has un­earthed sur­pris­ing find­ings about the body’s in­ter­nal heat and its age­ing ef­fect on the skin.

“You don’t have to be ex­posed to UV rays to get the same sort of skin dam­age,” re­veals Choo Jeong Han, se­nior as­so­ciate of Amore Pa­cific Asian Herbs cos­metic re­search team. Heat in­flames the skin and in­creases col­la­gen’s de­com­pos­ing en­zymes, thereby leading to wrin­kles and loss of firm­ness. Blood ves­sels also ex­pand, leading to un­sightly red­ness of the skin.

“Melanin for­ma­tion and ox­ida­tive dam­age oc­cur un­der UV and in­frared ex­po­sure,” adds Sul­wha­soo’s se­nior as­so­ciate re­searcher Jung-Han Choo. “Sno­wise EX UV Pro­tec­tion Cream has strong pro­tec­tive ac­tiv­ity against UV (SPF 47, PA +++) and is for­mu­lated with white gin­seng saponins to re­duce the pro­duc­tion of melanin by ex­po­sure to, if any, re­main­ing UV.”

Again, UV rays are not the only thing rais­ing the tem­per­a­ture. Ex­perts at Sul­wha­soo rec­om­mend up­ping the ante with sun­care that goes the ex­tra mile. Con­sider these smart op­tions.

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