The cardinal rule to protect our skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays is to apply sun protection both inside the house and out. It protects one from tanning, premature ageing, pimples, breakouts, and much more. However, one question that always bothers everyone is how to club makeup with sunscreen. While some use makeup products with a certain amount of SPF, others skip using heavy makeup. But none of these solves the purpose, to be honest. A foundation with SPF is never enough and not applying the product you wanted to, isn’t fair at all. So, what’s the solution? There are two ways to club sunscreen with makeup. First, wherein you apply sun protection before putting on the makeup and with the second way, you can protect the skin against sun rays after using makeup.
SPF Before Makeup
The process is to be followed after you cleanse your face with the facewash you use on a daily basis. You will just need a good quality sunscreen with SPF 50 or more for this.
- Take a generous amount of SPF on the tip of your finger.
- Apply gently on the face and wait for 2-3 minutes.
- The purpose is to let the cream set before moving on to the next process.
- Once done, apply makeup as usual. This should be your initial step of the makeup regime every day.
SPF After Makeup
Most people get confused about how to touch up or redo their SPF while they are out. But don't fret, because all you need is the right technique and quality product to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays.
Powder Sunscreen: Since you already have applied your sun protection before applying makeup at home, all you will be needing is an extra protective layer. Use a powder sunscreen, it is like a compact and it will give you protection when you are in no mood to smudge or smear your makeup. However, don’t use the makeup pad to apply it. Take a fluffy makeup brush, and some product on it then sweep it all over your face and neck.
Spray Sunscreen: A versatile product that is easy to use in any weather. It should only be used if you have already applied SPF 50 before makeup because it doesn’t give as much coverage as lotions and creams. Just spray it nicely all over your face and neck to make sure the sunscreen has covered every inch. Do not touch your face until it dries.
Tips For Extra Sun Protection
Use A Moisturiser With SPF
No matter if you have dry or oily skin, moisturising face with nourishing lotion is vital. If the skin is not hydrated, nothing is likely to look good, especially makeup. Therefore, invest in a multitasking moisturiser that comes with a good amount of SPF, at least 30 or 50. You can try tinted moisturiser too, BB or CC creams can be your perfect option in this context.
Always Use Setting Spray
A setting spray with sun protecting agents in it will keep your makeup on the place and will also add an extra guarding layer against the sun. Use a setting spray by mixing in your base, simply spray it all over your face and neck after applying your makeup.
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