Here are my ten tips for looking after your freckles!!
1. A daily way to combat against the threat of sun induced wrinkles is to wear a daily sun factor on your face under your makeup – I use Clinique City block. As you won’t be reapplying this throughout the day it is best to use a higher factor, I use SPF 40.
2. Don’t let the clouds fool you in Singapore, if your skin isn’t used to the sun it will burn immediately and even if your skin is used to it you should still use suncream to protect against sun damage, we are one degree north of the equator after all!
3. This one is going to sound really obvious but when you get out of the pool, always put more suncream on after drying off. Especially in those easy to burn places…like the shnoz! Come on we’ve all forgotten it at one point.
4. When sunbathing in a place as humid as Singapore make sure you drink lots of water. It is very easy to get dehydrated here.
5. Check the back of your suncream for its UVA rating (I’m not sure if this is just a UK thing) but you should not only be looking at the SPF factor but also the UVA rating….5 stars being the best.
6. For those delicate scalps and ladies with coloured hair, I have found using a head and hair protective spray has really helped against a pink scalp! Just spray on before going in the sun and after getting it wet. I use Boots Soltan Head and Hair spray from the UK.
7. Another way to protect your scalp and your face is a hat. I am now a huge advocate of a big floppy hat, which not only protects my scalp, my hair, my face but also my shoulders. See you laters wrinkles!
8. We’ve all been on holiday and been so hot we didn’t think it was possible to be that sweaty so a way of cooling down and topping up the SPF is to buy a cooling suncream lotion spray. Banana Boat do one which is water proof and SPF 30 and definitely cools you down.
9. Getting a yearly check up of your moles with a skin specialist probably isn’t a bad idea. I went to the National Skin Centre who were great.
10.In the meantime, keep an eye on your own moles throughout the year. Make a habit of taking photos every 3 months of the certain moles you want to monitor and see if they change.