PERFECT GUIDE TO PUT SUNSCREEN UNDER YOUR FOUNDATION
The basic rule to follow while putting on a sunscreen is simple; you have to wear it all day, every day. However, the question about the right way to wear sunscreen with makeup, especially the foundation is not so easy to answer. What is the level of protection do you need really? When should you reapply? If only using SPF is good enough foundation for you? Should you wear your sunscreen under your makeup? And the list goes on and on.
Here are the steps you need to follow to get a perfect balance between your sunscreen and foundation.
SPF YOU SHOULD CHOOSE TO WEAR
You can take a simple “SPF 30” and apply it evenly all over your exposed body until it completely vanishes. It is vital to look for Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide and Avobenzone to get both, UVA and UVB protection which are not chemical sunscreens but physical ones. While looking for a sunscreen, you should look for these ingredients as they are unlikely to cause irritation on your skin and provides you with a barrier which protects you from the harmful solar radiations. This sunscreen acts as a great primer thus you can easily wear it under your foundation. Do apply it on your neck and ears too!
WHAT IF YOUR MAKE-UP ALREADY HAS SPF IN IT
If your makeup already has SPF in it you should be good to go, right? Wrong. You cannot depend on makeup which claims to have SPF in it for a reliable level of protection. In addition to that, makeup is not always applied evenly on the skin and can come off pretty easily which decreases optimal coverage ratio. If you apply sunscreen under your makeup it actually acts as a fine base for your makeup implementation. Another thing which you should do is wait a couple of minutes before applying your foundation on to let the sunscreen set more effectively and penetrate the skin properly.
Your morning routine should be a generous application of sunscreen under your makeup from now on. Don’t just skimp on this step rather realize its importance.
HOW AND WHEN YOU SHOULD REAPPLY IT THROUGHOUT THE DAY
In case you’re sweating or swimming, it is recommended that you reapply it after every 2-3 hours, but if that’s not the case, you can reapply it after 4-6 hours. Now the question is how to reapply the SPF while having your makeup on?
Ideally, your sunscreen should be in a direct interaction with your skin under any other cosmetic product. To get the maximum result you should wash your face and reapply it directly on to your skin but most women probably wouldn’t do that.So what’s the alternative to that? You can use some loose powder or mineral cover with an additional sun protection. Remember to wear your physical sunscreen under your makeup and try to stay away from the sun for longer intervals.
So what’s the alternative to that? You can use some loose powder or mineral cover with an additional sun protection. Remember to wear your physical sunscreen under your makeup and try to stay away from the sun for longer intervals.
If you are going to spend a greater part of your day under the sun don’t forget to reapply your sunscreen even if you prefer a liquid one; avail it as a chance for a touch-up. Keep that in mind that protecting your skin from cancerous rays is far more important than having the flawless foundation.