Weather in the Philippines in a day is always changing and unpredictable. There are days when it’s cloudy in the morning with a little rain while in the afternoon the sun comes out or the other way around.

Last summer, I have always put on a sunscreen especially when we go out to our summer destinations. I know I just need to protect my skin from the sun’s harmful rays. I didn’t want my skin to get sun burned. It just hurts!

But with this kind of weather, I mean changing and unpredictable, and rainy season already, would one still need a sunscreen? Skin care experts would say a definite YES!

Studies show that even when it’s just cloudy, the sun can penetrate through it and so it can reach our sensitive skin. The sun is at its highest from 10am to 3pm while there are less UV rays early in the morning and late in the afternoon. In tropical countries like ours, UV is strongest than those places going near the poles.

Sunscreen protects our skin from the sun’s harmful rays, not only from getting sunburned but also delays the signs of aging that includes wrinkles, age spots, dilated blood vessels, spider veins, red bumps, and growths and raised dark spots. D’mark highly recommends:

Heliocare SPF 50 Gel


Heliocare SPF 50 Gel

For all skin types:

An excellent sun block for all skin types and colours, particularly suitable for oily and spot-prone skin. It is easy to apply, and is not noticeable on the skin like other branded sun blocks. The consistency of the gel means it rubs straight into the skin and does not leave any residue.

For pigmentation prevention:

Heliocare Gel is perfect for the daily prevention of photo-aging and sun damage. It is suitable for lessening the effects of medication-induced photosensitivity, preventing melasma in greasy skins and photodermatosis. The SPF50+ (formerly SPF 90) is the highest factor sunscreen from the Heliocare range.

For more information about these products, please contact us or consult your skin care expert or dermatologist.

Other Important Points To Remember:

UV rays have two kinds. THE UV-B are those that cause sun burn, premature aging of the skin and the development of skin cancer while the UV-A are those that are more dangerous because they can penetrate deeper inside the layers of your skin that causes burning, premature aging of the skin, and the development of certain forms of skin cancer.

“SPF” stands for “Sun Protection Factor” it indicates how much longer a person wearing sunscreen can stay in the sun before beginning to burn—than they would without using any sunscreen at all. SPF numbers generally range from 2 to 50. The American Academy of Dermatology and the Sun Safety Alliance (SSA) recommend an SPF of 15 or higher.


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