Dermatologists suggest applying sunscreen all day, every day. They even warn that we should reapply sunscreen every two hours. But reapplying sunscreen brings a series of concerns like how can one apply sunscreen over a made up face? Won’t it ruin the makeup? But here is some solution to practice safe sun. It isn’t so complicated, if you know the right techniques.
Here Are The Right Ways To Apply Sunscreen With Makeup That Can Actually Work.
1. Apply Sunscreen Before Applying Makeup
Most skincare professionals promote using sunscreen separately, not just the makeup with SPF. The important reason behind this is the coverage from makeup might not be as effective as a pure sunscreen may provide. First of all, cleanse your face with a mild cleanser and apply a sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) before applying any makeup.
2. Wait For Sunscreen To Work
After applying sunscreen, it is best to wait for 15-20 minutes to allow sunscreen to soak up into your skin before applying moisturizer or any other makeup. It will benefit in two ways. Firstly, it will prevent the makeup you will be applying from decreasing the effectiveness of sunscreen in forming a protective layer on your skin and secondly makeup will not cake up. Do not mix moisturizer, foundation on any other makeup with sunscreen, as it could spoil the effectiveness of the sunscreen.
3. Use Sunscreen Abundantly
To ensure adequate coverage and protection, apply sunscreen thoroughly. If your sunscreen is runny, you will need less; if it is thicker apply little more. For whole body, you will need nearly 2tbsp of sunscreen. If it seems like a lot, provide adequate coverage to your face, neck and the portion that remains uncovered.
4. Try Using Mineral Makeup
Most women want to have natural looking coverage while applying makeup along with safe and pure ingredients. If you need to stay out in the sun for a longer period, try using mineral makeup with SPF to ensure protection over a sunscreen such as matte foundation mineral powder. Experts suggest that application of mineral makeup on the top of sunscreen will not only ensure UV protection but will also help to cover up the dark spots and blemishes that sunscreen may miss out. This type of mineral makeup comes in variety of colors and will also help to reduce oiliness on your skin throughout the day. It will provide another layer of protection along with keeping your skin safe.
5. Use A Tinted Sunscreen Or Tinted Moisturizer
For optimal performance, instead of applying foundation, a tinted sunscreen will be a better choice. It will help to maintain a freshly applied makeup look for a longer period and you don’t have to put an extra layer of sunscreen.
6. Carry Translucent Powder For Touch Ups
Keep a translucent powder with SPF30 in your purse for touch ups throughout the day for sun protection when you are out in the sun for a longer period or you sweat a lot, out in the beach or go swimming. If your skin tone is darker and tinted sunscreen is too light, you can use a tinted compact with SPF with a shade that matches your skin tone. These types of compacts are also available with water resistant qualities.
Re-applying sunscreen provides full protection from the ultra violet rays of the sun. Do not use makeup that comes with SPF, they are not reliable in terms of protection. Secondly makeup often comes off easily and hardly gives optimal coverage. Wearing sunscreen underneath the makeup actually provides a better base for applying makeup.