What is life without being out and about? Ever since I was little, I was never afraid of playing outdoors and being under the sun. I love summer and never understood why some people are so scared to be exposed to the sun and wear huge hats and use umbrellas at the beach. It's not only okay to bask under the sun, it's fun! That is, until I turned 30. Suddenly, I felt a certain fear of the sun’s UV rays that may cause my skin unseen permanent damage and premature ageing. But thanks to the recent Watsons Sun Warrior event held at The Palace Pool Club, there's no need to hide in the shadows.

Watsons believes that beautiful skin is sun-protected skin. It’s not just about looking good; it’s about feeling great too. So, whether you’re the sporty gal, the beach bum, or just the common outdoor person, you too, can be a SunWarrior – someone who is bold, brave, and protected under the sun.

Watson's Sun Warrior Event at The Palace Pool Club

Watsons introduced their newest ambassadors Yassi Pressman and Dominique Roque in an exciting reveal. “A SunWarrior, to me, is someone who is unafraid to go under the sun, enjoy the outdoors, and just have fun,” said resident SunWarrior Yassi Pressman. “For me, a SunWarrior is someone who is not afraid to try out new adventures with friends, and family, and someone who is just game for everything,” adds resident SunWarrior Dominique Roque.

Watson's Ambassadors Yassi Pressman and Dominique Roque

Sun Warrior taking an oath to protect their skin by wearing sunscreen all the time

Fun activities awaited us participants.

A game of twister always spells F.U.N.

A play of hoops c/o Vaseline

A Watson's event wouldn't be complete without beauty sessions.

Free skin consultation c/o Olay

Olay brought in a skin analyzer machine to check the skin condition of the event guest.

Attending this summer event will not be complete without a photo op with one of may favorite sunscreen brands, Neutrogena.

Wherever you are headed to flaunt and play this summer, keep your skin protected by dropping by Watsons – your one-stop shop for sun protection. They have the widest range of sunscreen lines suit to every sun care need: 

Sun protection products available at Watson's to ensure a sun-protected summer

For your everyday routine:

• Belo Sun Expert Tinted Sunscreen SPF 50 –paraben-free and formulated with Cell Protect that claims to strengthen the skin's defense system, maintain a healthy skin, and prevent accelerated skin aging due to UVA and UVB rays
• Vaseline Healthy White SPF 30 – provides three layers of protection that help keep skin fair and even-toned
• Ponds BB Cream – your solution to a brightening foundation cream with UVA and UVB protection • Dermplus Moisturizing Sunblock Extreme 80 – promises overall sun protection perfectly formulated for the Asian skin
• Cetaphil Daylong SPF 50 - new clinically-proven sun care range that is meant to protect your skin daily to prevent damage even at the cellular level
• Kojiesan SPF 69 – contains Sunatacyl, a natural ingredient, which helps repair sun damaged skin and is infused with caring ingredients such as Shea butter and Vitamin E to help nourish and smoothen skin
• Olay Natural White – prevents formation of dark spots caused by sun, giving you fairness that glows
• Celeteque Dermoscience Sun Care Face and Body Sun Defense Cream SPF50 - provides a gentle double sunscreen protection with its UVA/UVB filters
• Neutrogena Ultra MD Body Lotion SPF 100 - Infused with a light, fresh scent, this elegant formulation is fast-absorbing, non-whitening, water resistant and lightweight

For an active day out:

• Nivea Sun Whitening Sun & Collagen Protection SPF 50 – with its range of sunscreen options and types – from kids to adults, it is sure to suit all outdoor needs
• Biore UV Aqua Rich SPF 50- a water-based sunscreen you can apply to your face and body that captures the UV protection essence into water capsules
• Sunplay Ultra Shield SPF 130 – formulated with Japan Watery Liquid that leaves a light, non-greasy feeling for your face and body
• Banana Boat Ultra Protect Sunscreen Lotion SPF 80 –defy the sun with the broad spectrum protection of Banana Boat products perfect for the entire family
• Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch SPF 50 – protects your skin while smelling great with their signature tropical scent
• Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 50 – offers breakthrough technologies which provide advanced sun protection from the sun.
• DWatsons SunCare–a gentle, fragrance-free sunscreen specially created for sensitive skin

Sunscreen helps you enjoy more and worry less whenever you’re outdoors. Just remember that while it can protect you from the sun’s harmful UV rays, a lot of its active ingredients can break down over time. So, remember to gear up with your go-to sunscreen and make sure to reapply to get that full sun protection. Start summer early and unite with your fellow SunWarriors in Watsons SunWarrior Challenge on March 6, 2016 in SM Mall of Asia Grounds.

In partnership with Color Manila, Watsons once again brings the most colorful and vibrant fun run with exciting obstacles and a party rolled into one. Run 3k, 5k or 10k at P950 Registration fee which includes a singlet, head wear, sunglasses, finisher's medal, color packet and a whole lot more. Visit www.colormanilarun.com to register.

Have a great summer and always remember to have a smart sunscreen with you at all times!

Watsons will also be offering an exclusive summer promo for cardholders of SM Advantage, SM Prestige and BDO Rewards.