Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Sunblock in my bag

Besides my purse, keys and handphone, I have another important stuff in my handbag when ever I go out nowadays!!  SUNBLOCK!  Yes, a necessity I discovered recently.  Since I started picking my girl from school this year, I noticed that I am getting darker.  Can see some pigmentation on both arms and hands.  And it gets worse when I moved to Sibu about a month ago.  Probably Sibu is hotter and more humid than Kuching.  Anyway it is time for me to take necessary measure against the harmful sun ray!!

I am currently using Cosway Body Sunblock SPF 50PA++.  I like it because it is not too greasy and give me enough protection against the sun.  Somemore it comes in small tube so easy to store in my small bag.  SPF 50 is sufficient for me since I only go out for about 1 hour in the afternoon sun. 

If you would like to know how much SPF you should use, here is a simple calculation!!

Calculate your recommended SPF:
■Rate yourself:

Select your skin type. The corresponding amount of time indicates how long you can stay safely in the sun before burning.

Fair skin - 10 minutes

Olive skin - 15 minutes

Dark skin - 20 minutes

■Look at the SPF on your sunscreen

Note which SPF is stated on the product labeling, eg. SPF 20

■Calculate your protection time, the amount of time you can stay outside before burning:

Multiply the sun safety time for your skin type with the SPF listed on your sunscreen.

eg. 15 minutes (for olive skin) x SPF 20 = 300 minutes (5 hours) of sun protection


Broccoli Ginger said...

Yes, I have noticed a need to get a sunblock as I am fetching my kids too! My arms are so much darker now!! :'(

reana claire said...

Mine is also dark with pigmentation too.. :)

Small Kucing said...

oh like that ka? mine also pigmentation

suituapui said...

You want to hire a chauffeur? Wink! Wink! LOL!!!

Hayley said...

I never carry a sunblock in my bag, cause I always apply them beforehand, hehe. But it's really an important product these days!

Sharon said...

I never knew! Thanks for the tip, Rose :)

wenn said...

I'm just too lazy to apply sunblock..

mun said...

Thank you for sharing so much info on sun block. So far I don't put on sunblock as I seldom go out into the sun.

mNhL said...

I never use sunblock before...but i'm also wondering does sunblock really help ?