The order in which you apply sunscreen matters more than you may realise. SPF should be the last step in your skincare routine to be really effective! Is it a myth or the truth of the skincare world? Most of us now know what sunscreen, SPF, UVA and UVB rays are. But let’s get ready to be schooled on the products you must use post applying sunscreen. Or should sunscreen be the last step before you take on the day?
Yes, if you’re talking about skincare, sunscreen must be your last step before you step outdoors. And, if you are a makeup maverick, sunscreen should be your base product before going on to apply your foundation. It takes roughly 20 minutes for an average sunscreen to permeate into the top layers of skin. Ideally, you should apply sunscreen liberally to your base makeup and then top it off with an SPF-infused foundation as a bonus. Let’s just say that you can also use SPF-infused setting spray for double protection.
Hey, you! SPF is the last thing that goes on during your skincare routine. Apply any topical treatments or prescriptions first, followed by serums and moisturisers. Finally, as the final step in your skincare process, your sunscreen (usually with an SPF of 30 or more) seals the deal by acting as sun protection.
To complete your skincare routine, use sunscreen in conjunction with your lotion. It’s a good idea to locate a sunscreen that can replace your regular moisturiser for the body because it should be applied before getting dressed to avoid missing areas at the boundary between clothed and naked skin.
Golden Rule: Apply sunscreen 15 minutes before heading outdoors!
Hell, no! Nothing should replace your physical sun protection cream!
Let’s get straight to the point. Your SPF-infused makeup products typically only protect against UVB light. The majority of your makeup products do not provide any protection against UVA radiation that passes through your car window, and your home windows, and goes through the clouds, rainstorms, and snow.
To put it in another way, if you’re not wearing sunscreen, do you think you’re protecting yourself from all UV rays, especially because UVA causes more ageing and skin cancer than UVB? Rethink. It’s time to get back to basics, babies!
Apply sunscreen with at least SPF 30, and makeup with SPF 30. They’ll provide you with the double protection you require when used together.
You should prepare your skin for extra protection before starting your makeup routine. Apply sunscreen to your entire face and neck, massaging it well. Concentrate on the areas along your hairline, the sides of your cheeks, and your jawline. These places receive a lot of sunlight.
If you choose, you can always skip this step. However, if you’re using makeup primer with sunscreen, make sure you apply them in the correct order. Because primers create a blank canvas, so no makeup products can penetrate your skin. As a result, you must apply sunscreen first, followed by a primer.
Apply foundation all over your face and neck if you aren’t using a tinted moisturiser or a BB cream. Blend thoroughly before applying the rest of your makeup.
The setting spray with SPF helps keep your makeup in place while also providing additional sun protection.
Try these tips out and watch your skin glow minus the sun damage!
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