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How well do you know your sunscreen?

by Grace Sundram

The skin is the largest organ of your body and it’s important that you don’t spend too long in the sun without any protection. If you do, not only would you end up with wrinkles and age spots but there’s the risk of getting skin cancer as well. With the help of sunscreens, you can guard your skin against blemishes and skin cancer whilst it could also help heal your sunburn.


Besides limiting your time in the sun and protecting yourself by sitting under an umbrella, you can also consider wearing brimmed hats and the right clothes. Be that as it may, you should be aware of the different types of sunscreens that are available in stores. Especially when it comes to the ingredients and the levels of protection.

However, there are no rights or wrongs when it comes to it as long as it’s a sunscreen that you know you will actually use.

Broad-spectrum (UVA – UVB)


When you hear the term broad-spectrum, sometimes people tend to get it mixed with SPF instead. But it’s more of filtering away the two types of ultraviolet rays: UVA and UVB. To get more in-depth, the UVA rays cause fine lines and wrinkles that can eventually lead to skin cancer whereas UVB rays are the reason why you get sunburned.

So in terms of choosing a sunscreen to avoid burns and be protected against these UV rays, you can try out these Sunplay sunscreens:

  • Sunplay Skin Aqua UV Watery Essence
  • Sunplay Skin Aqua UV Watery Gel
  • Sunplay Skin Aqua UV Whitening Moisture Gel



Then there’s the water-resistant sunscreen which will continue to protect your skin from the sun even if you get wet in the rain, go for a swim or sweat.

Check out any of these Sunplay water-resistant sunscreens which are specifically designed for all outdoor activities:

  • Sunplay Clear Water
  • Sunplay Tone Up UV Essences (Lavender & Mint Green) Spray and Lotion (Spray only Lavender)



As for the SPF sunscreens, it is a measure of how well does it really filter out the UVB rays. Always keep this in mind, the higher the level of SPF, the more protection you’d get and a much lower risk of getting sunburned.

Also, it’s worth noting that no matter how much of sunscreen you have applied, it’s always safe to keep applying more for at least every two hours.

Whether it’s a lotion or a spray, these Sunplay sunscreens will certainly do its job by protecting your skin from the harmful UV rays:

  • Skin Aqua UV Moisture Gel SPF35 PA+++
  • Skin Aqua UV Whitening Moisture Gel SPF50+ PA ++
  • Skin Aqua UV Watery Essence SPF 50+ PA++++
  • Clear Water SPF 50+ PA++++
  • Sunplay Ultra Shield SPF 130+PA++++ (Lotion and Spray)

Pictures by Antonia Gabola, Stanley Dai Ovan, Miko Wong, Agnes Maa, Sasha & Lee Michelle


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