I think I’ve confessed to this lack of skin care regimen of mine many times over here on the blog. I only wear sunscreen when I’m at the beach and back when I was younger (read: teens, early 20s) I don’t even put sunscreen while I’m soaking up the sun, getting a tan! I know, I know, I’m more prone to premature wrinkles and I’ve come to learn & understand this a few months ago when I started noticing how bad my skin has become. I’ve been more prone to acne, breakouts, dryness and uneven skin tone now more than ever. To think that you’ll get away with no skin care regimen is to think that you don’t need to eat healthy or exercise on a regular basis to contribute to your longevity. Ladies, it’s time that we should take sun protection seriously.
Since I discovered Daylong, October of last year through Sample Room, I have been using it & have become a fan of it. I love how it doesn’t make me look like I’m heading to the beach with a white face lathered with sun screen. So imagine my delight when Daylong asked me to be part of their Sun And The City campaign, an advocacy to never take a vacation from sun protection. The campaign involves five ladies (Jaymie Pizarro, Janeena Chan, Marj Sia, Marie Lozano and yours truly) who are under sun exposure on a daily basis. We were each given a sun sensor that can track our UV Index. I assumed I had little sun exposure since I’m mostly at home and the only time I’m really out is when I walk three blocks going to my daughter’s school. But my assumption was far from the result.
Di ba lang? I was super surprised to learn that harmful UV rays are still present even on a cloudy or gloomy day. It can also penetrate even while I’m indoors so there’s really no way to protect myself than to regularly and religiously apply sun screen.
To kickoff the #NoVacationFromSunProtection campaign, an intimate event was held last month at Nest in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
Love the set up! Parang talk show lang. Hihihihi. Actually, I was pretty scared to face even an intimate crowd because the introvert me couldn’t handle it. But then I had the guts to do so because I know that somehow, what I’ll share to the guests might encourage non-sun screen users to change their minds and start using it on a daily basis.
Instax camera where placed on each table for guests to take their photos and include a pledge on their commitment to protect their skin from the sun.
It was so much fun working with these women. From left: Janeena Chan, Marie Lozano, Marj Sia, Jaymie Pizarro and yours truly.
Jon Lee, Daylong Brand Manager quickly gave a presentation on why we should all wear sunscreen on a daily basis. Gone are the days when we only apply sunscreen when we’re at the beach, because there is daily solar sun exposure wherever we are- harmful UVB, UVA and IR are present. UVB is mainly responsible for sunburn and DNA damage that can lead to mutation. While UVA generates oxidative reactions affecting DNA, proteins, and lipids and is also immunosuppressive. Recently, visible light and IR have been associated with oxidative damage and IR has also been linked to adverse heat effects on skin. Also, linking sun and environmental factors to skin aging have been identified.
I was super scared I’d trip or fall over kaya I super focused on where I was walking when I was called out. Heehee.
Talk show portion! Heehee. Karen Pamintuan was our host and she asked how much my skin care routine has improved ever since I got my results from the sun sensor test. I have to say, I’ve been more cautious and conscious when it comes to taking care of my skin. Knowing that I still get exposed to harmful UV rays made me decide to commit to applying Daylong daily. For years, I’ve been under the sun whether I’m at the beach or in the city and I haven’t really taken good care of my skin. Now that I’m pushing 30, I’m afraid premature skin aging is presenting itself- fine lines and dry skin are my topmost concern and it’s high time I do something about it.
Also, I shared that I’ve started applying sunscreen to lil’ Ms. GJG especially since she goes to school. Good thing, Daylong also has a line for kids.
Daylong Kids Cream SPF 30 is suitable for my kids who have sensitive skin. It contains only physical sunscreen filters and is specially developed to protect babies and those with very sensitive skin. Lil’ Ms. GJG even said that she likes this “white creamy lotion” because it makes her skin so soft! Heehee. I guess it’s never too early to help prevent damage, with Daylong I’ve learned that real sun protection goes deep.
Daylong Spray Lotion SPF30
It’s a liposomal sunscreen spray-lotion for wider applications on the body. It can be used both on face & body. It has high protect against UVA, UVB and IR. It’s non-sticky with great skin feeling and it nourishes with Vitamin E and regenerates with Aloe Vera. It’s non-comodogenic, hypoallergenic, dermatologically-tested and free of parabens and fragrance. I love using this particularly on my shoulders and my legs. It gives a velvety (not sticky) feeling that I absolutely love.
Daylong Gel SPF 50+
It’s light and oil-free sunscreen that’s perfect for oily or sun-sensitive skin & can be used on face and body. It’s equally effective as it’s spray lotion counterpart. It’s very water resistant, non-sticky and fast absorption too. Out of all the sunscreens I’ve tried, I like Daylong most because of how it can protect me deep within DNA & cellular level.
The SATC girls. Heehee. I mean the Sun and the City girls, I together with Jaymie, Janeena, Marj, Marie and Daylon brand manager, Jon.
The campaign wouldn’t be possible without the people behind it. Congratulations to the Daylong team!
As a sun-dweller, it is my duty to take good care of my skin. With this I commit to Daylong daily!
Because we’ve participated in the UV Index study, we’ve discovered that our daily pursuits in the city expose our skin to the same amount of UV and Infrared Rays as when we’re out of town. This awareness made us more committed and one with Daylong’s #NoVacationFromSunProtection advocacy.
Know more about the science of feel-good suncare at www.daylong.ph