The use of sunscreen has a very straightforward purpose for me: to prevent my skin from becoming damaged by the sun. Because I think that damage from the sun is the primary source of early wrinkles and dark spots, especially on those of us Asian women, I try to stay out of the sun as much as possible.

If you read my previous post about Fairy Skin Premium Brightening Sunscreen, you'll know that I've been going through a sunscreen craze recently. For a good number of years, the only time I put on sunscreen was before going outside for extended periods of time, such as when I went to the beach or went hiking. Even when I'm at home, I protect my face from the sun by applying sunscreen.

My concern about developing hyperpigmentation, also known as dark sun spots, led me to conduct an intensive search for the most effective sunscreen products currently on the market. In the past, I always assumed that a higher SPF meant greater protection and a lower risk of sunburn for me. Despite the fact that this is partly true, I now have more options to consider when purchasing sunscreen.

These days, there are a lot of new sunscreen products on the market, and it's getting pretty crowded. My feeds on Facebook, TikTok, and Instagram have shown me a variety of different sunscreen and sun protection products. It's hard to say what will work for me because there are so many possibilities.

I began using a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher. Since then, I've experimented with sunscreens with an SPF of both 50 and 100, even though I am aware that the latter does not offer a protection level that is as high as 50. Because the difference is insignificant, you must continue to reapply the product at the same time intervals every two hours.

In addition, I learned that there are two distinct types of sunscreen: chemical sunscreen and mineral sunscreen. These two categories are very important considerations to make when deciding what is best for you.

Chemical sunscreens contain oxybenzone and avobenzone. Wait 15 minutes before sun exposure for this sunscreen to absorb. You can get it as a lotion, spray, or stick at the drugstore or beauty store. Chemical sunscreens absorb quickly, so there is no white cast or rubbing. Keep cautious because chemical sunscreen components may be harmful when absorbed into the skin. Take your time to research the claim.

Because of this, I need to be mindful of the ingredients in any sunscreen that I apply to my face so that I may select the most effective one. Both Fairy Skin and Shiro are currently at the top of my list when it comes to my favorite sunscreens. Why? because they are both made of mineral ingredients.

In order to protect your skin from the sun, you should use a mineral sunscreen, also called a physical sunscreen, which sits on top of your skin and produces a protective layer that reflects the sun's rays. Mineral sunscreen is convenient because you don't have to wait 15 minutes before going outside, so you can use it as a primer and/or makeup foundation.

Mineral sunscreens, such as the one offered by Shiro Skin Care, are safe for use on coral reefs. Going to the beach while wearing a sunscreen that contains xybenzone and octinoxate is detrimental to the health of our marine life and should be avoided at all costs. This Shiro Whitening Sunscreen is a fantastic choice for people who have sensitive skin because it lays on top of the skin.

As previously said, I alternated between using Fairy Skin and Shiro sunscreens on my face. I'm not a cosmetics enthusiast, but I'm not willing to have a white cast on my face. SHIRO WHITENING SUNSCREEN has an SPF of 50, does not leave a white cast, is non-greasy, and works wonderfully under foundation. I received it last year as a gift from Dianne of Davao Food Guide during her Thanksgiving party.

I already said that most sunscreens are meant to be reapplied every 2 hours. I work online from home, so even if I'm not exposed to the sun's rays, I'm still exposed to the lights at home and the radiation from computers, which can also damage your skin.

In the end, sunscreen is about keeping your skin safe. If you don't like putting sunscreen on your face, try adding it to your routine slowly. In my case, I wanted to highlight the things that are important to me in a sunscreen. Find products that fit with the way you live. Besides Fairy Skin and Shiro, I also like Poly Beauty Tinted Sunscreen.

SHIRO Skin Care Whitening Sunscreen with SPF 50 is available for only P180.

  • Super lightweight
  • Non-stick formula
  • Does not leave a white cast
  • Brightens skin instantly 
  • Broad Spectrum It has UVA/UVB protection. 
  • Easy to blend
  • Anti-aging
  • Paraben free
  • Moisturizing
  • Has no fragrance
  • Texture is very smooth
  • Non-comedogenic (not to block or clog pores) 
  • Nice packaging. Easy to carry. 
  • A local brand from Bislig City, Surigao del Sur. Now based in Davao City.
  • Very affordable! 

  • Though they have so many distributors and resellers, it is not well advertise or market in the country and abroad.
  • Limited stock (not always available in the market, laging out of stock) 

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