Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Caring for your Skin this Summer

Summer is here! I'm sure many will go to different beach destinations, like Boracay. But did you know that despite its breathtaking beauty and pristine waters, Boracay is included in the list of the worst places to get a sunburn, according to SmarterTravel.com. However, this precaution is not solely focused on the well-acclaimed tourist spot, as it is the Philippines’ geographical location that actually makes it more prone to a bigger risk of sun-related skin damage. 

The Philippine archipelago is located right above the equator in Southeast Asia, which means one thing: the sun’s rays do not travel far to reach the ground. The sun delivers more skin-damaging UV and IR rays per length of exposure.

Studies suggest that certain kinds of food may help shield against sun damage because of their anti-oxidant properties – these include Lycopene-rich food such as Papaya, Tomato and Carrots. Fruits like Kiwi, Oranges, and Strawberries, which are rich in vitamin C, also help protect the body from free radicals when exposed to the sun.

However, deliberately caring for the body’s biggest organ, the skin, should be of utmost importance – and this comes in the form of daily sunscreen protection. Unprotected exposure to solar radiation like UVA, UVB, and Infrared are an instant recipe for skin disaster. A complete and thorough application of sunscreen every day can help prevent skin damage caused by solar radiation.

Daylong, from the makers of Cetaphil, is clinically proven to protect from UVA, UVB and IR radiation, which do not just cause sunburn, but also deep down cellular and DNA damage such as early cell death, premature skin aging and sagging, and DNA lesions that can lead to carcinomas.

Made especially for daily use, Daylong has a uniquely light, oil-free and liposomal formula that leaves no sticky and heavy feeling, and feels good on the skin without leaving white marks so that you can enjoy wearing it every day – because Daylong is committed to provide sun protection that is daily, deep, and complete.

Daylong sunscreen products are available in Watson’s and SM Department Store branches with Watson’s starting September 2014, and in Mercury Drug branches. For more information, visit www.Daylong.ph, like DaylongPH on Facebook and follow @DaylongPH on Twitter and Instagram.

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