Sunscreen in makeup sounds like a dream come true, doesn’t it? It offers a way to shield your skin from the sun while looking flawless. However, there are things to think about. Using sunscreen-infused makeup may not be the choice, for preventing skin damage and signs of aging. Let’s explore the reasons why and learn some tips from experts on how to protect your skin while using makeup.
When it comes to SPF in makeup products there’s a catch. The sun protection factor is tested in labs under conditions to ensure that the product delivers the level of protection it claims. However, in real-life scenarios, most of us don’t apply makeup generously as required to achieve the certified SPF level. As a result, the actual protection we receive from our makeup might be considerably lower than our expectations.
Another aspect to consider is timing. The Skin Cancer Council advises applying sunscreen 30 minutes, before sun exposure and reapply every two hours for protection. However, when it comes to our makeup routine we often apply it before heading out and seldom reapply it during the day. This means that relying on makeup, with sunscreen may not provide protection against the sun’s harmful rays.
Revise your morning skincare routine to prioritise sunscreen as the step. This ensures that you apply sunscreen before applying any makeup creating a shield, for your skin.
Remember the sun protection advice; “Slip, Slap, Wrap.” Don’t solely rely on sunscreen in your makeup; incorporate measures to safeguard against the suns effects. Slip on clothing slap on a brimmed hat and wrap on UV blocking sunglasses.
While it may seem tempting to rely sunscreen in your makeup it’s crucial to acknowledge its limitations. To truly protect your skin from the suns effects consider implementing sun protection measures. Apply sunscreen underneath your makeup opt for SPF options and choose broad spectrum products for defence. Additionally embrace mineral based makeup for added protection. Make sunscreen a priority in your skincare routine. By combining these strategies and being mindful of sun safety practices you can maintain skin without compromising your shield, against UV rays.
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