The sun has been shining in full force lately. Nowadays, before I step out of the house, I need double check whether I have enough protection from the harmful UVA and UVB rays. Unfortunately, one sunscreen is not enough because we need a different kind of product for your face and body. And hair. And lips.
Relax, before you start counting how many $$$ you need to get head to toe protection, read on as I recommend you 5 great and inexpensive products to arm yourself from the sun.
1. Hunting Fields Emperor Blazer (Rp. 575.000)
I admit, sometimes when I’m in a hurry, I’d forget to put some sunscreen on my body and won’t realize it until I am already in my car. Which is why I always keep a cardigan or jacket in the car so the upper part of my body can still have some shield against the sun rays to go through the car windows. A regular cotton blouse is said to be able to give us sun protection equal to SPF 15. I am currently lusting over this cool Emperor blazer from Hunting Fields available in ratimaya.com. I know you think I’m just looking for a reason to shop but can you really blame me for wanting to look good while keeping my arms away from damages the sun can cause?
2. Sunsilk Co-Creations Black Shine shampoo
Yes, your hair needs to be protected as well to make sure you don’t lose the beautiful shine. Sunsilk Co-Creations Black Shine contains UV protections in all of its products, including a leave-on conditioner which you can use anytime during the day to make your hair look sleek and shiny. Celebrity hairstylist Jamal Hammadi, collaborated with Sunsilk in creating this line of product. He also used urang aring, an extract which has been known to have nourishing properties, and pearl complex, to maintain hair’s vitality and luster.
3. Wardah Sunscreen Gel (around Rp. 25.000)
This one product is on heavy rotation lately because, not only it offers you protection of SPF 30 from UVA and UVB, the gel texture is light, fast to absorb and leaves NO white cast at all. Need another convincing? At around Rp 25,000 it is unbeatable. You can buy extra to put in your car or your office so you can reapply as often as you need.
4. Pond’s Age Miracle Dual Eye Therapy UV (Rp. 95.000)
Most sunscreens are not recommended to use on your eye area. So how do you make sure it gets the same protection as the rest of your face? Choose an eye cream that has UV protection of course! My current favorite is Pond’s Age Miracle Dual Eye Therapy UV. It comes in 2 formula. The pink one for your lids and the white cream is for your under eye. The texture of both creams are heavenly. It really hydrates my eye area without leaving any sticky or oily residue so I can still wear my eye makeup over it. Anyway, if you want to find out more, Deszell wrote a review on the product here.
5. Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1 SPF 4 Mango (Rp. 135.000)
Their lipbalms are loved by so many people around the world so this is actually a no-brainer. It really does provide relief from dry and chapped lips effectively. This one specifically has a subtle mango scent so imagine how refreshing it’ll be on your lips on a hot summer day!