Thursday, August 29, 2013

Stay protected with SuhadaFit UV Sunscreen!

Staying in a country which is summer all year long, we do love the sun a lot, do we? At least for me! I love love love sunny days, they just make my days extra better ☼ Yet I wonder how many of you include sunscreen in your daily skincare routine? And no, I'm not talking about skincare products that are formulated with SPF. With sunscreen applied daily, you can get a 50 percent decrease in the risk of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer #fact According to Renée Rouleau, a skincare expert, she recommends sun protection as the number #1 anti-anti product to her clients. Not only is it good for your health, it actually prevents premature wrinkles, reduces the chances of getting sun spots and hyperpigmentation.

With so many brands of sunscreen in the market, you would probably be having a hard time in selecting the right sunscreen. Yet the most common thing that people would pay attention to is definitely the value of the SPF, ain't I right? Now let me tell you, the basic rules of math don't apply to SPF numbers. SPF numbers is a measurement of the protection a sunscreen offers against UVB rays. And here's a tip for you, you should look out for a sunscreen that also protects against ultraviolet A (UVA) rays, that penetrate deeper into the skin and are the culprits in premature aging and wrinkling of the skin. In short, UVB rays are rays that cause sunburn while UVA rays are rays that cause skin wrinkling, leathering and other signs of sun damage. In order to know if the sunscreen protects you against UVA rays as well, look out for PA rating that ranges from PA+, PA++ or PA+++. Of course, the more plus symbols the label has, the more protection the sunscreen provides against UVA rays. Well, this is something rather new for me too!

I used to be one of those who actually can't be bothered to use sunscreen since I spend most of my time indoor and partly cause I'm lazy to put it on. As a result, I have freckles on my face. Until recently, I've started using sunscreen after knowing the ugly truth. 
Courtesy of KissMe, I get to try out their latest facial sunscreens; SuhadaFit UV Daily Milk and SuhadaFit Water Gel. As you can see, both sunscreens are of different kinds and different SPF value yet they both have the highest PA ratings. 
This is the SuhadaFit UV Water Gel (SPF 30, PA+++) which is more suitable to be used on daily basis be it driving to university or work. It blocks intense UV rays which can prevents blotches and freckles caused by sunburn. Formulated with moisturizing ingredients, it keeps the skin fresh and moisturized as the same time too. 
As the name suggests, it feels like water on the skin. It spreads smoothly and turns transparent on application, and I find my skin absorbs it pretty fast too. Even though it's a gel type, it's light in texture and the best part is, it doesn't leave any sticky residue! And oh, it doesn't come with a strong smell, just a mild fresh citrus-like scent. 
Feeling all refreshed on the right after rubbing it on my face (:  Just so you know, it can be used as a makeup base as well. I don't usually wear make up to class or when I'm on my clinical posting so most days, I would just apply it after my toner and moisturizer. I've been using it for a week now and I realised that it doesn't make my face oily even after a long day. I even bring it along to the hospital so that I can reapply it so I don't have to worry about being exposed to dangerous rays everyday. 

SuhadaFit UV Daily Milk (SPF50+, PA+++) on the other hand is more of a  perfect use for any sort of activity under the sun like swimming, jogging or even photoshoot. It is milk base type and it quickly absorbs into the skin but leaves it soft and comfortable. 
As you can see, it's slightly watery compared to the water gel. Thus, it's lightweight and feels smooth on the skin. Similar to Water Gel, it comes with a fresh fruit like scent too. Daily UV also consists of Zinc Oxide which is good for those who have sensitive skin and are prone to breakouts. It’s gentle, won’t clog the pores, offers excellent UV protection and never leaves the skin feeling greasy. Now you don't have to worry about feeling yucky or discomfort even if you sweat with the sunscreen on. Bet it's also a good companion to bring along to the beach and the pool! 
Like I mentioned earlier, makeup and skincare products that are formulated with SPF does not give you the consistency in texture and concentration in quantity needed to protect your skin completely. So it's still best to use a daily dose of sunscreen that gives your skin full protection. 
Both SuhadaFit UV Water Gel and Daily Milk are now available at selected Guardian pharmacies at only RM32.90! A good investment I would say (; Don't hesitate to get yours today!

You will probably regret not having worn sunscreen when you look at your skin looking older than your actual age in 30 years to come compared to those who wore sunscreen, so start practising today before it's too late. It's totally fine if you're a guy, if you love your skin, you should use it too :P 

I hope you find this post helpful. Feel free to share with me your thoughts about sunscreen too (: 


Saturday, August 24, 2013

The Summer Paradise

.... that came late. It was sort of a last minute plan cause we only started planning it on Whatsapp's group chat the evening before. Well, it all started during our Saturday brunch date a week ago, where Belinda suggested that we should have a trip to the beach since the four of us are now on Raya holiday which was like 2 weeks ago which makes this post an outdated one. Ever since we started degree, we hardly have the same holidays together cause Belinda and Elin are in the different faculty from Joeann and I. So we thought we should totally go for this trip that we've been wanting to since ages. But then which beach? Belinda suggested Port Dickson but then we were like does PD even have nice beaches? Cause from what we heard, PD has really dirty beach. So then we did some research bla bla bla, chose one of the resorts in PD and off we go on our very first road trip together YAYYY

We are supposed to leave around 8am and as usual, one of us is late so we left around 9am instead. So the journey took around one hour to reach PD and thank God for such a lovely weather ☼

Once we've reached, we headed to the pool straight cause we ain't got time to waste! 
We even have the whole infinity pool that faces the sea to ourselves #likeaboss

Beach chairs with complimentary towel each. 

Canopy beds for you to suntan. 

The 3km stretch of private beach, thus it's clean and beautiful. I can't believe that the water is actually blue. 

Such gorgeous view, isn't it? I could get use to waking up to such a view everyday #daydream
 People even think that I'm in Bali when I posted this photo on my FB teehee

My must-haves for a purrrrfect beach-day! 

...and of course props for us to take photo too HEHE #girlsbeinggirls
Elin even brought along her portable bluetooth speaker which is super duper useful. We can blast our own music like nobody business. 

Tortilla chips with nacho cheese sauce that Elin brought along (: 

The beach is way nicer in reality compared to the photos I took, it's like literally fifty shades of blue. 

Catching some sun and embracing the sea breeze (:

Oh yeah, there's no mobile phone signal at all (I'm using DiGi btw) by the beach but surprisingly, there's free wifi provided with pretty good connection so fret not. You can still stay connected to the virtual world while you're sun-tanning or what not. 

Wonder what were they doing? 

I zoomed in and caught them selca-ing HAHAHA #girlsbeinggirls

So I joined in the fun :P 

View of the sandy beach, too bad the sand ain't white but it's soft.
Most of the people (mainly family) would spend their morning at the beach rather than the pool, it seems. 

The restaurant beside the infinity pool but it was closed.  
There's a small exit to access to the beach from the restaurant as well. 

After spending roughly an hour getting some sun, it's time to dip in the pool. 

Yeah, I brought my colourful ponies along too (x

But first, you'll have to have a pool jump shot HEH

We headed down to the beach around 2pm. It was pretty cloudy and the wind was so strong, it even rained for a while. We were supposed to be having a picnic at the beach (I even brought a picnic mat), but we were too tired after that. There's always next time anyways HEH

My signature I-was-here feet shot. 

The four of us just sit there in the sea and let the waves hit us over and over again.  

And the never ending drama continues...two superheroes trying to defeat each other. 

yet ended up being a team and fly away LOL 

and as for me, just flying solo HAHAHA 

and showing my non existing muscles MUEHEHE

After that, we went to the huge-ass communal pool for another dip. 

The pool is 2.5 deep at this point of view, so we just hang out by the side of the pool.
Then we smell something in the air.... OMG POPCORN!
We swam to the poolside bar, wanting to buy some but the waiters generously gave us three cones of popcorn for FREE.  

It was way better than GSC or TGV popcorn!
Sweet, caramelized, and crunchy cause the popcorn was just freshly popped :DDDDD 

Om nom nom like a happy fat kid. 

The communal pool from another angle. It's really huge and there's a slide at the other side. 

There's a mini jacuzzi too but we didn't get to use it, too tired and we realised it after we showered.

The Kids' Wet Play Zone. 

Spacious tropical garden, where you can roll around :P I think I can just lie there whole there and stare at the clouds. Good place to have a garden wedding, just so you know. 

By now, you must be wondering where on earth in PD we were actually at. 

It's Thistle Port Dickson Resort, a lavish beachside hotel in Teluk Kemang. Besides the pools and private beach, it has a nine-hole golf course, three restaurants, two bars, a superb Fitness Centre & LifeSpa, SWAT camp, water sports and two floodlit tennis courts, all set in a 36 hectar tropical landscaped garden.

All in all, it's a luxurious and serene place to have a getaway that is away from the hustle and bustle; my ideal getaway. I love how the place is really clean and well-maintained. Why didn't we know such place exist much earlier LOL It was not that crowded, probably cause it was during weekdays and the fasting month.  

It was a well spent getaway with my lovelies albeit brief. But no worries, cause we'll definitely come back for sure, soon. 
Thistle Port Dickson & Spa 
KM16 Jalan Pantai, Teluk Kemang,
71050 Si Rusa,
Port Dickson.
Tel No: +606 648 2828

Take me back, take me back.
Oh yeah, back to summer paradise 
— Summer Paradise by Simple Plan