So in my previous post, we talked about the SEA principle.
Let me explain further.
The basis of all skincare is SUN PROTECTION. Because ageing is a direct result of free radicals, and UV rays are the prime culprit here.
So S stands for sun protection, and we look at this in terms of T.C.S.
T is time, and the sun is horrid between 10 and 4pm.
C is cover, so use your brolly, hats, and sun glasses to full effect.
S is SPF. And I will explain further in my next post.
So back to the SEA principle.
E stands for exfoliation. Now, with sun damage, enviromental factors, our skin appears dull, no doubt from all the debris and dead skin. Uneven skin tones and textures, making applying makeup difficult. Furthermore, pigmentation problems progress. Hence the need for exfoliation.
Finally, A stands for antioxidants. And we all know how antioxidants mop up those nasty free radicals and keeps your skin healthy and glowing. Generally, I say, take your green tea everyday. Green tea has a high concentration of antioxidants, and in addition, look at starting some oral capsules to give your skin the added boost. Currentlly, Heliocare white radiance and Crystal Tomato are the rage.
Now let me leave you with a skincare trivia.
- 1) Can YOU get a safe tan?
- 2) When YOU use SPF 30, do YOU get twice the protection compared to SPF 15?
- 3) Is it true that the higher the SPF YOU use, the longer the duration of protection?
- 4) On a cloudy, hazy day, do YOU still need sunscreen?
- 5) When YOU are at the beach, are YOU more at risk of sun damage?
Answers next post. Have a great week, and stay BOLD and BEAUTIFUL!
Dr Chang, I have to say that I absolutely agree with you. Sun protection is essential especially since we’re staying in a tropical country near the equator where we get exposed to large amounts of UV rays each day.
Thanks for sharing on your expertise!