How to Use Sunscreen With Makeup

Sunscreen is a must, whether you use makeup or not. Whether you’re unsure whether you should use it before or after foundation, read on.

Many people, despite its significance, are still confused about sunscreen. It is common to be confused about choosing and using sunscreen during the summer months when the sun is at its strongest. In this article, we will discuss some of the most common questions about using sunscreen before applying makeup.

If I use makeup with SPF, do I still need to use sunscreen?
Do I apply makeup or sunscreen?
How do I reapply sunscreen without it looking caked or greasy.
Can I avoid sunburn even when using makeup outdoors?
Dr. Ipsita Chatterjee, a beauty and skincare expert from Lotus Herbals, answers HealthShots’ questions about using sunscreen underneath cosmetics.

What is the effectiveness of SPF (sun protection factor) cosmetics?
According to Dr. Chatterjee, the use of any product labeled with an SPF rating is highly debatable. Unfortunately, cosmetics with SPF do not provide adequate protection for the skin. Cosmetics can be applied poorly, exposing the skin to sun damage and reducing the area that is protected.

Sunscreen should not be put off until later. Protect your skin from sun damage by using a sunscreen made for your skin type.

Examine the following items:

A tutorial on applying sunscreen while wearing cosmetics.
The order in which you apply sunscreen and makeup depends on the type of sunscreen you use. The only thing you need to remember is to apply the thinner consistency first, followed by the thicker one.

The correct order of application is chemical sunscreen first, then moisturizer, and finally makeup.
Apply moisturizer, then physical sunscreen, and finally concealer.
It is recommended, especially for people with sensitive skin, to use a moisturizer with a broad spectrum sun protection factor (SPF). The reason for this, according to Dr. Chatterjee, is that it “helps keep the skin moist and soft and provides additional protection against UV rays.”
Sunscreen concrete slabs are another viable option. Make sure the foundation you choose has an SPF and choose one that complements your skin’s natural tone and texture.
Gel-based broad-spectrum sunscreens absorb quickly and provide protection against UVA and UVB rays, making them suitable for use under makeup. These sunscreens are very non-greasy and will not make your makeup look caked on.

Always use a sunscreen, but pay special attention to the sensitive skin around your eyes, which is the first area to show signs of aging. This includes your neck and ears.
How do I reapply sunscreen without affecting the makeup I previously used?
Dr. Chatterjee recommends reapplying sunscreen every two hours or after heavy sweating or swimming. Sunscreen that has faded along with your makeup can be reapplied after this time. What if you neglected to remove it and now need to reapply your makeup?

The answer is to use a setting spray, powder or mist that contains sunscreen. Another option is a matte gel-based sunscreen, which can be placed over makeup without affecting its application.

What should you look for in a good sunscreen?

Sunscreens with vitamin C are recommended because of their positive effect on the appearance of the skin. Vitamin C, which is abundant in citrus fruits such as oranges and lemons, acts as a natural defense mechanism against UV damage and slows down the aging process. For this reason, collagen production is also boosted as free radicals are removed.

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