Prestige White The UV Protector Youth and Radiance Blemish Balm SPF 50+ PA+++; Prestige White The UV Protector Youth and Radiance Rosy Glow SPF 50+ PA++++, $165 each, Dior
Safeguard your skin with Prestige White’s new The UV Protector Youth and Radiance duo.

I have been super conscientious about sunscreen since I was in junior college, and I was the only girl applying sunscreen before PE class or anything that requires outdoor sun exposure. This good habit has stuck with me ever since. But according to new research findings from Dior, simply protecting your skin from UV rays is not enough because indoor light, especially LED lights emitted by devices like television and smartphone, can also damage skin.

Now let’s take a step back and look at the big picture. You might be aware of the effects that these electronics have on our sleep quality, which then in turn, affects our health. As busy urbanites, we are almost always connected (did you know that the average person spends about eight hours every day in front of a television, smartphone, computer or tablet screen?). And the problem is that part of the spectrum of LED light has an intensity that is similar to broad daylight. So the hours you spend watching tv after dinner actually means that your brain is constantly receiving messages telling it to stay alert and forego rest.

And it doesn’t just stop there; when our skin is exposed to artificial light, a chain reaction is also set off, which stimulates melanin production, accelerates oxidation and weakens cell integrity. And this is where The UV Protector Youth and Radiance by Dior Prestige White Collection comes in. Formulated with a new mineral filter, it blocks off artificial light while providing protection against UVA/UVB radiation and drastic climate changes.

Prestige White The UV Protector Youth and Radiance Blemish Balm SPF 50+ PA+++, $165, Dior
Prestige White The UV Protector Youth and Radiance Blemish Balm SPF 50+ PA+++, $165, Dior
Prestige White The UV Protector Youth and Radiance Rosy Glow SPF 50+ PA++++, $165, Dior
Prestige White The UV Protector Youth and Radiance Rosy Glow SPF 50+ PA++++, $165, Dior

Available in two textures: the Blemish Balm SPF 50+ PA+++ has a creamy texture with a buildable coverage that masks skin imperfections flawlessly while the Rosy Glow SPF 50+ PA++++ has a sheer and lightweight texture that imparts my complexion with instant radiance. In addition to having the Blemish Balm on heavy rotation, I switch to Rosy Glow on weekends so I can plonk myself in front of the TV for hours on end without worrying about the LED light’s potential damage. And that

By Joyce Cheo