I rarely join beauty workshop especially hands-on workshop. It is also rarely that a brand will conduct a workshop on educating us on sun damage and the importance to protect our skin properly. I am very much into anything related to sun protection and coincidentally Murad’s “See Your Sun Damage” Workshop is not a hands-on workshop so that is just perfect for me 😀
What is sun damage? Sun damage occurs when your skin is over-exposed to the sun. This often happens to those who like or spent a lot of times under the sun. It can be that you are into sun tanning, constantly working under the sun or simply having a skin type that are easily sun burnt. A normal sun damage will only appear as a skin flaw but a serious sun damage can lead to skin cancer. Through Murad’s workshop, I get to learnt about the skin, the importance of sun protection, and a proper application of sun protection product.
I first met Ms. Chion Wong, Education Manager of Murad Malaysia during the launch of Invisiblur™ Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30 and let me tell you she always give the most info-full and funny presentation. I was happy to see Ms. Chion again at the workshop 🙂
Something that you and I might not know about sun damage. Sun damages are accumulative. It may not be visible on the skin immediately until many years later. Then you will start to see signs of sun damage appearing on the skin. What I remember from a skin analysis I did many years ago was that our skin consists of many layers and pigmentation does not only appear on the surface but also deep inside all the layers. Slowly, bit by bit all the pigmentations or dark spots will emerge to the surface from deep inside the skin. Scary!
This is a video that has gone viral a few months ago on the importance of applying sun protection AND applying it the correct way. I am pretty sure most of us apply our sun protection in a hurry and not thoroughly, missing out a few areas including the ears and neck. I am one of the guilty one 😛
It was also our lucky day as Murad Malaysia just brought in a new device from Murad U.S. to check the skin under a UV camera. A similar machine to the one you have seen from the video above. And one of the participant volunteered to go for the test by applying sun protection on half of the face and half was left as it is.
So the black half of the face seen below was applied with sun protection. If you did not apply thoroughly, you will see empty spots. I also learnt that the correct amount of sun protection to use is a teaspoon. That’s not too bad. I used a big dollop on each side of my face on daily basis 😛
We were also given a run through of Murad’s Environmental Shield Range. This is one of Murad’s best-selling range and it happens to be my favourite 😀
Advanced Active Radiance Serum
Featuring Resilient-C Complex, a fast-acting treatment that rapidly boosts radiance and reverses visible signs of environmental damage. This powerful serum helps to improve brightness, clarity and radiance.
Essential-C Day Moisture
A powerful, antioxidant-rich daily moisturizer that shields and revitalizes environmentally stressed skin. Made to protect the skin from UVA/UVB rays and free-radical damage, while improving skin’s radiance, firmness, and elasticity.
Intensive-C Radiance Peel
Brighten, smooth and hydrate to see a radiant glow after just one treatment.
Essential-C Eye Cream
A patented anti-aging eye cream that help protect eye area skin from UVA/UVB rays, hydrate the eye area, and brighten the eye area & reduce puffiness.
Invisiblur Perfecting Shield
One step product to shield blends together advanced treatment, primer, and SPF technologies to immediately blur and protect while combating the signs of aging.