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3 Sunscreen Mistakes You May Be Making – And How To Fix Them

3 Sunscreen Mistakes You May Be Making – And How To Fix Them

Beauty Skincare Lifestyle Wellness
By Shairah on 04 Apr 2023
Project Editor

In the world of beauty, there is no hard and fast rule – unless of course we’re talking about sunscreen. It is the one skincare product that everyone needs, no matter your skin type, tone or which part of the world you live in.


Despite its importance, many of us still haven’t grasped the ins and outs of sunscreen application and how to properly protect our skin from the sun.

We get that the world of sunscreen can be a tricky minefield to navigate – and we’re here to help. Read on for the three common sunscreen mistakes you may be making and how to fix them ASAP with the right UV products. 

 Photo from ISDIN

1. You only apply sunscreen to your face

Yes, it is important to protect your face. But don’t forget, your skin is the largest organ of your body and every exposed inch needs protection too!

Studies have shown that people apply only a quarter or half of the amount of sunscreen needed. You need about one ounce (or one shot glass full) of sunscreen to cover your entire body – that includes your face, arms, and legs too. Be sure to pay extra attention to those often forgotten-about parts like your ears, hands, lips, eyelids, and the tops of your feet. What about those hard-to-reach places? Ask for help! Getting someone to apply sunscreen onto your back, neck, and shoulders ensures better protection than trying to apply it yourself.

2. You forget to reapply sunscreen during the day


So you’ve put on sunscreen in the morning – that’s great! But don’t forget: reapplication is necessary. Whether it’s SPF 15 or 50, all sunscreen formulas degrade significantly after two hours in the sun, and even sooner if you have perspired or been in the water.

Reapplying sunscreen can be a chore, especially over makeup. That’s where different formulas come in handy. Alway carry a spray-on, stick or powder sunscreen with you for easy reapplication over exposed areas even when you’re on the go.

 Photo from ISDIN

3. You rely solely on sunscreen

Yes, sunscreen is important but health experts agree that sun avoidance is the first and most important line of defence.

When it comes to sunshine, it's possible to have too much of a good thing. So first things first, stay out of the sun from 11am to 3pm when UV radiation is at its peak. Seek shelter whenever possible, whether it’s indoors, under an umbrella or in the shade. 

In addition to sunscreen, it is also wise to cover up your body – be it with pants, a long-sleeve T-shirt or special anti-UV clothing equipped with an Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) rating. Don’t forget about accessories too, like sunglasses and wide-brimmed hats to protect your face and neck.

Fotoprotector ISDIN Fusion Water SPF 50 PA+++ (left) and Fotoprotector ISDIN Transparent Spray Wet Skin SPF 50 PA+++.Photo from ISDIN


Comprehensive UV protection for your everyday needs

Wearing sunscreen every single day is the single most important thing you can do to keep your skin youthful and healthy. So it goes without saying that you need to give your skin the protection and love it deserves with safe and effective sunscreen products.

Our go-to choice for our everyday UV protection? ISDIN, the no. 1 pharmaceutical brand in Spain with over 40 years of expertise in sun protection. What makes ISDIN so unique is the company’s CEO, Juan Naya, who has an impressive background in NASA and a PhD in Astrophysics and Space Technology. Having spent decades researching gamma-ray astronomy (energetic waves that can cause skin cancer), Naya and ISDIN are the experts in creating sunscreen products that actually work.

For stellar sun protection, here are two ISDIN products you should add to your skincare routine:

Fotoprotector ISDIN Fusion Water SPF 50 PA+++.Photo from ISDIN

Fotoprotector ISDIN Fusion Water SPF 50 PA+++

For an everyday sunscreen to start your daily skincare routine with, look no further than the Fotoprotector ISDIN Fusion Water SPF 50 PA+++. This 5-star facial sunscreen delivers intense hydration and high protection in one, thanks to its water-phased formulation.

  Photo from ISDIN


UVA and UVB protection in any sunscreen is non-negotiable – and luckily, the Fusion Water delivers on both counts. Its SPF50 offers high protection against both UV rays that age the skin (UVA) and burn the skin (UVB) – making this product perfect for your daily outdoor use.

You will love its ultra lightweight texture that absorbs quickly into the skin and leaves silky finish without any greasiness or white cast. What’s more, the dermatologically-tested Fusion Water is suitable for sensitive skin – it is non-comedogenic, oil-free, hypoallergenic, and formulated to minimise the risk of allergy.

Fotoprotector ISDIN Transparent Spray Wet Skin SPF 50 PA+++ Photo from ISDIN

Fotoprotector ISDIN Transparent Spray Wet Skin SPF 50 PA+++

Heading to the beach or out for a run? For active individuals, the Fotoprotector ISDIN Transparent Spray Wet Skin SPF 50 PA+++ is the ideal companion for all your adventures under the sun. 

This handy invisible body sunscreen spray is formulated with Ginger Cell Protect, a 100% natural ginger extract with a high antioxidant content that offers cellular protection against oxidative damage. It also boasts ground-breaking Wet Skin Technology that allows you to spray the product on wet skin with no decrease in SPF or efficacy and without white residue. And yes, it is water-resistant too, so you don’t have to worry about sweating off the sunscreen during the day.

So whether you’re spending the day by the pool or hiking the many trails around Singapore, there’s no excuse not to reapply sunscreen with the Transparent Spray Wet Skin SPF 50 PA+++. The transparent spray goes onto your body seamlessly, leaving a silky smooth and dry finish that feels refreshing too!

Head to the website to redeem free samples of the ISDIN Fotoprotector Fusion Water SPF50 PA+++ !

Upgrade your sunscreen game with ISDIN today. Available at selected Guardian and Novela stores, and the official ISDIN store on Shopee and Lazada.

This post is brought to you by ISDIN.