By Mylene Santos
Skin cancer can be avoided. Aside from living a healthy lifestyle including eating a balanced diet and taking supplements, daily habits can be huge factor in avoiding skin cancer.
Many are mistaken by two common myths- that one should use sunblock cream only during summer, where the temperature is high, or only when one has to be outdoors. Busting these myths are thousands of articles online and advices from skin specialists.
Harmful UV sunrays are present in winter time and can do as much damage to your skin even in low temperatures. And staying indoors does not guarantee you protection from UV sunrays.
Now the tricky part is choosing your sunscreen. It is wise to read the label and see if its approved by BFAD. It won’t also hurt to check the brand and the integrity of its manufacturer.
We share with you below two major considerations in choosing the right sunscreen for you.
1. Broad spectrum protection
this means your sunscreen cream can protect your skin from both UVA and UVB rays. All sunscreen creams contain UVB ray protection against sunburn and skin cancers. But not all contain UVA protection against premature aging.
2. SPF 30 or higher – recommended sun protection factor (SPF) is at least 30. This means the level of sunscreen filter against UVB rays. Below 15 means protection only against sunburn and not skin cancer and aging.
For those who are not so inclined to add another layer of cream on their skin, choose face creams and body lotions that already include sunscreen protection. Aside from saving time allowing moisturizing cream or lotion to get absorbed by the skin before application of sunscreen cream, this can also save you money as you need not buy moisturizing creams/lotions and sunscreen cream separately.
Psalmstre’s New Placenta product line has been in the market for more than 15 years. Built with integrity and unmatched consumer care, New Placenta’s breakthrough technology allows for high quality home-grown products which are budget friendly yet effective and safe to use. Aside from New Placenta Classic and With Goat’s Milk soap variants, the product line also offers Day and Night Cream and Hand & Body Lotion.
New Placenta Day Cream contains botanical extracts and Bio-Placenta®, an imported ingredient from South Korea known for its anti-aging property. The cream contains sunscreen protection and is non-greasy, perfect as a base for make-up. Regular use reverses signs of photo-aged skin while making skin whiter, softer, and younger-looking.
New Placenta Night Cream also contains botanical extracts and Bio-Placenta®. Its formulation corrects skin health from all-day sun exposure and pollutants. Its intense nourishing properties allows you to wake up with a glowing, healthy, and plump skin.
Lastly, New Placenta Hand & Body Lotion, which also contains botanical extracts and Bio-Placenta®, has sunscreen protection against harmful sunrays. It is mildly scented and it moisturizes skin without giving you a greasy after-feel.
Consumers can opt for local yet high quality brand of skin care products like New Placenta by Psalmstre. New Placenta products are available in leading supermarkets, drugstores, and department stores nationwide. For more product information and queries including product distributorship, check Psalmstre website www.psalmstre.net.