"O' sunlight! The most precious gold on earth" - Roman Payne
I'm not exactly a fan, but I couldn't agree more with the author!


  We're definitely not living life to the fullest if we're not getting a little bit of sun-kissed loving every now and then. Vitamin D anyone? I don't think we need to dwell on its benefit, especially when we get a healthy dose of sunshine in the earlier part of morning. But I also understand genuine concerns regarding its exposure in the later part of the day, for a period of time.


Believe me, ozone depletion is real people, and ultraviolet (UV) rays are no joke. That's why dermatologists are constantly preaching about the use of sunblocks. As Asians, some of us may have darker skin tone compared to others. But having more melanin naturally doesn't mean you get to skip the sun protection factor (SPF) okayyyy!


Psstt... SPF is a relative measure of how long a sunblock will protect you from UV rays ;) just in case you didn't know...


So give yourself a pat on the back if you're already using products with SPF. However, it doesn't stop there. Did you know you need to reapply it after a few hours depending on your exposure to the sun and the level of SPF used? That's because no SPF, no matter how high, can give you complete protection from UV rays. Also, the distribution of UV rays too may differ throughout the day and by location.


So say you're using skin care or facial products with SPF 30 in it, and after burning maybe about 30 minutes under the sun by the beach, you should be good for the next few hours. But who goes all the way to the beach for only half an hour, right? And hello, dipping yourself in the ocean is a must! Therefore, reapplying sunblock is not an option.


Same goes for your daily SPF use. Just because you think you're not getting direct sunlight exposure, doesn't mean you don't have to reapply your sunblock. And especially for my muslim sisters, please remember to use your SPF products again after cleansing your face for prayers. UV rays in the late afternoon are still harmful and that is when most of us leave office to go home. Don't forget the exposure when we go out for lunch too.


Since I won't always be at the beach, the perfect sunblock level sufficient for me daily in the city is SPF 25 with UVA and UVB protection. Taking into account its importance, I have incorporated it into the Avenys Facial Essence for the convenience of the everyday Supermoms and lady bosses alike. 

I know what it's like to be on-the-go ladies, and you need a trusty product to move along with you and protect your skin at all times. This is it!

Aleeya Zailan

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