How to achieve summer-ready skin, according to these MEG employees

by Joanne Villanueva


Getting a sun-kissed glow isn’t as simple as putting on your swimsuit and basking in the sun. While you’re raring to achieve the perfect summer look, keep in mind that you still need to do a lot to keep your skin healthy. 

The fact is, our skin can only produce a certain amount of vitamin D from being exposed to the sun. The moment we reach our limit, any other exposure decreases your vitamin D levels.

Sun exposure actually accounts for about 80% of skin ageing, and that includes getting wrinkles. No need to worry, though, as daily application of facial sunscreen can do a lot to keep your skin looking young and glowing.

Yumi Basallo from the Human Resources Department confesses to applying sunscreen and moisturizer everyday, patronizing local products and using them no matter what the weather is.

Yumi is also particular about the kind of umbrella she uses whenever she’s out under the sun. “Dapat may UV Block+ ‘yung payong.”

More importantly, Yumi keeps her skin healthy by making sure to nourish it. “I drink lots of water. Water is better than any other drink out there,” she said. She adds that she also takes her vitamins daily to keep up with her daily nutritional needs.

The summer season is also an exciting time for Karla Laddaran, Corporate Communications and Advertising’s resident Thalassophile (a person who loves the sea). During her weekend escapades to the beach, she uses sunblock with a higher SPF than her routine staple.

“For me, it is important that the products I use are both effective and earth-friendly. I believe in making sure that what’s good for you is good for the environment as well,” said Karla.

Karla re-applies sunscreen every few hours, which is ideal even for high-SPF-clad sunbathers. Many users actually rely too much on this high-SPF label, letting themselves out for longer, says dermatologist Dr. Stephen Wang. They end up getting a lot more UV damage than the more cautious regular-SPF users. 

For those with sensitive and oily skin like hers, Karla recommends using a gel-type moisturizer for oil-free hydration.

There are three main moisturizer textures: gel, cream, and lotion. Find out what’s best for you in this quick guide from Vogue magazine.

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    • March 26, 2019

    This article has been very very very helpful.

    Thank you.

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