This story was first published on May 17, 2021, and updated on June 17, 2021.
It’s been more than a year since the wearing of face masks became mandatory in Singapore. As most of us have become accustomed to this guideline, our skincare routines have also changed to suit our skin’s needs. With Singapore’s tropical climate, it’s not always the best feeling to be wearing a face-covering all the time so it’s even more important to use lightweight skincare.
Sunscreen is quite possibly one of the most important steps in our skincare routines. It’s therefore essential to find one that suits you and is weightless enough to wear comfortably in this heat—and under our masks. According to The Skin Cancer Foundation, the best sunscreen is the one you are most likely to use, as long as it provides safe and effective protection, and is broad spectrum with an SPF 15 or higher. The use of sunscreen also helps prevent premature skin ageing caused by the sun, including wrinkles, sagging and age spots.
Inspired to switch up your sun protection strategy? Click through the gallery for our comprehensive list of non-greasy and lightweight sunscreens, with various textures and consistencies, that you need to try now.