SINGAPORE â€” The best, fuss-free skincare tip that anybody can observe is to all the time use sunscreen persistently. What many individuals donâ€™t realise about solar safety is that it’s essential apply sunscreen all over the place. And never simply on generally forgotten areas like your ears, nape, dÃ©colletÃ© and calves, but additionally in your scalp.
Because the scalp is the very best level of your physique, it will get essentially the most direct publicity to the solarâ€™s damaging ultraviolet rays. Daylight damages pores and skin cells on the scalp the identical approach it does to some other pores and skin on the physique. It will probably weaken hair constructions however extra importantly, pores and skin most cancers can happen on the scalp. To guard the scalp, you’ll be able to go for chemical sunscreens with components similar to avobenzone as these won’t depart any white residue on the pores and skin, and so, won’t be seen in opposition to darkish hair color.
In line with SW1 Clinicâ€™s medical director Dr Low Chai Ling, the components used for sunscreens on the face and physique are equally efficient to your scalp. â€œThere isn’t a actual have to get a devoted one for the scalp as sunscreens marketed for the scalp will comprise the identical components as for the pores and skin. Additionally, most customers would like one thing much less greasy; they’ll then go for a spray-on sunscreen than a cream-based one,â€ she provides.
Just like the sunscreen you’ll select for the face and physique, use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at the least an SPF of 30. It may be a problem to use sunscreen on the scalp as a result of you’ve all of the hair in the way in which. So, what you are able to do is, like the way in which you’ll apply a scalp serum, to half your hair, apply on the hairline and therapeutic massage it into the pores and skin. It’s also possible to attempt mousse-textured sunscreens as these are light-weight and may be simply unfold by the hair.
In case you have skinny hair, little hair, or skinny and little hair, donâ€™t spray your mist-type sunscreen straight on the roots as that would depart your hair clumpy across the hair roots. Unfold or spray the sunscreen in your palm earlier than utilizing your fingertips to dab on the sunscreen and apply to the scalp. Other than making use of sunscreen on the scalp, it’s also possible to put on hats and search shelter when the solar is out, particularly when you’ve got little hair.
Listed below are seven sunscreens you should use to guard your scalp in opposition to UV rays:
Anessa Excellent UV Spray Sunscreen Aqua Booster SPF50+/PA++++ (60g), S$30.90
The right sunscreen for decent and humid Singapore, this sun-protective powers on this spray-on sunscreen system amplifies when it comes into contact with sweat. Waterproof, sweat-proof and friction-resistant, it additionally retains the scalp comfortably hydrated with a moisturising mix of Bulgarian rose essence, vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and extracts of angelica and turmeric. Out there at Watsons.
Coola Scalp & Hair Mist Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 (60ml), USD26 (S$35.40).
This comes with a scalp-usage-friendly applicator tip that permits for simple software on the scalp. The light-weight, natural system has monoi oil to nourish the scalp and a sage scent to assuage the senses. It doesnâ€™t depart any oily residue, too. We love that it’s not solely vegan but additionally reef-friendly.
Out there at www.coola.com
DrGL Solar Safety Mist (80ml), S$88.
Now in an even bigger bottle (from 60ml to 80ml) on the identical worth, and with an upgraded nozzle that dispenses finer mist, this spray-on sunscreen helps neutralise free radicals with antioxidant-rich extracts of scutellaria baicalensis root and peony root. Additionally appropriate for greasy pores and skin, this quick-drying system works to calm redness and even out pores and skin tone with licorice extract and arbutin.
Out there at www.drgl.com, DrGL counters, and in any respect DrSpa and DrHair retailers.
Chai Snow White Sunscreen Mist SPF30 (150ml), S$37.
Excellent for all pores and skin sorts, this 100% mineral solar safety mist dries rapidly on pores and skin and guarantees to depart the pores and skin extra evenly toned. It additionally calms any pores and skin irritation with calendula and chamomile flower extracts. Out there at www.sw1shop.com
Lagom Cellus Solar Gel SPF50+ PA+++ (50ml), S$36.
Apply the gel system over pores and skin and it immediately transforms right into a water-like texture that will get absorbed into the pores and skin straight away. The extremely light-weight system leaves a easy, matte end. Whereas it appears like nothing on the pores and skin, this sunscreen retains the pores and skin hydrated with humectants, emollients, and DermaFlux, an ingredient that’s clinically confirmed to extend moisture ranges within the pores and skin.
Out there at www.lazada.sg
Supergoop Poof 100% Mineral Half & Scalp Powder SPF 45 (20g), S$50.
Consider this as a dry shampoo that additionally protects your scalp from UV rays. This powder solar safety system makes use of zinc oxide, and doesnâ€™t a white solid on the pores and skin. For use on dry hair solely, this additionally works to absorb extra sebum with silica and additional protects with antioxidants. Out there at www.sephora.sg
Sunplay Extremely Defend UV Physique Mist SPF130/PA++++ (165ml), S$21.90.
Freed from colourants, perfume and parabens, this sweat- and water resistant sunscreen mist protects with a number of UV filters that don’t break down simply underneath the solar and retains pores and skin hydrated with hyaluronic acid. It additionally has RonaCare Ectoin, a strong pure stress-protection ingredient present in a salt lake of an Egyptian desert that helps micro-organisms survive, and golden seaweed extract from France, to guard in opposition to untimely pores and skin ageing and soothe irritation. Out there at Guardian and Watsons.