SPF in makeup is NOT enough!

in , by Aleithia :), October 18, 2021


Hey friends! Welcome back to my blog. Today I'm here to tell you why wearing SPF in your makeup alone is not enough to protect your skin. 

SPF deserves it's own place in your skin care routine to properly protect your skin and it is only effective when used correctly. According to skincancer.org it is recommended to use at least two tablespoons/nickel size amount on each exposed skin area. So that would be a lot of foundation to apply all over the face and not to mention it is recommended to be applied at least every 2 hours. SPF stands from Sun Protection Factor and the number that follows that usually is an indication of how many minutes you should go before reapplying in direct sun exposure. Protecting your skin from the sun helps to prevent skin damage that can lead to unwanted skin concerns and even skin cancer. Everyone needs sunscreen 6 months of age +.

The order of your skin care routine should look something like this:

pre cleanse, cleanse, tone, serum(s), moisturize, SPF, and then makeup.

My favorite sunscreen for the face: Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen - shop here. I've talked about this several times but I love this one so much because it's transparent, applies easily, and also works as a good makeup primer. Of course, it's easier to reapply when you don't have makeup on but a good rule of thumb that I follow..(in Cleveland, Ohio) in accidental sun exposure (inside and here and there from the car) I apply my sunscreen in the morning under makeup and go about my day. In the summer months, I decrease the amount of times that I wear makeup if I'm going to to have more sun exposure (like going to the park, swimming pool, beach, etc) and just continue to reapply my sunscreen. 

The biggest take away is not re lie on you SPF in your makeup alone but to apply SPF of atleast 30 underneath your makeup, depending on your skin type, climate in which you live, and lifestyle. 

Thank you for stopping by the blog today. 

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