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When Should You Apply Sunscreen: Before or After Makeup & How To Put It To Use?

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When Should You Apply Sunscreen: Before or After Makeup & How To Put It To Use?

Using sunscreen every day is one of the fundamental principles of skincare. After all, UV radiation is known to be damaging to young, soft skin. But what about applying sunscreen to your face? Do you put on sunscreen before or after you put on makeup? 

Many people use SPF-infused cosmetics to combat this problem. But will SPF cosmetics protect you from harmful UV rays? This article will teach you whether to apply sunscreen before or after makeup. Learn how to apply sunscreen while wearing makeup.

When Should You Put On Sunscreen Before Or After Makeup?

To maximize sun protection and coverage, use skincare products in the correct order. Before applying makeup, apply sunscreen to your face after cleansing and moisturizing. Some dr. believes that sunscreen works best when applied directly to clean skin. Assume you haven’t yet applied your makeup. 

In that case, wait a few minutes for the sunscreen to dry and absorb into your skin. You risk reducing the SPF of your sunscreen if you apply makeup too soon. 

How to Apply Sunscreen While Wearing Makeup

Depending on the type of sunscreen you’re wearing under your makeup, different precautions must be taken. Remember to start with a lighter consistency and work your way up to a heavier one. 

Step 1: If you’re using a chemical sunscreen in the form of a liquid, spray, or serum, apply it first, followed by moisturizer and makeup. 

Step 2: Apply a moisturizer, followed by an SPF physical sunscreen, and finally makeup.For added skin protection, use a broad-spectrum SPF moisturizer, especially if you have sensitive skin. This, according to Doctors helps to maintain the skin’s moisture and suppleness while also providing additional UV protection.

 Step 3: As an additional layer of skincare, consider wearing foundation with SPF. Choose a foundation that matches your skin tone, one that has SPF, and show your skin some extra tender, loving care.

 Step 4: Because broad-spectrum gel-based sunscreens provide UVA and UVB protection and absorb quickly into the skin, we recommend using them with makeup. These sunscreens are thin and prevent cakey makeup from appearing.

Step 5: Concentrate on the under-eye area because it is the most vulnerable to sun damage and reflects early signs of aging. Don’t forget to protect your neck and ears as well. 

Reapplying Sunscreen After Applying Makeup

Apply sunscreen every two to three hours, even on your face, for maximum sun protection. It can be inconvenient to remove your makeup and apply sunscreen again as a base so that you can wear sunscreen on top of it. 

To avoid damaging your appearance, use extra caution when reapplying sunscreen over makeup. The best way to apply sunscreen to your face is to dip the flat end of a dry makeup sponge into the sunscreen. 

To ensure even application, dab and blend the sunscreen on one area at a time. It is critical to press the sponge against your skin rather than dragging it. To achieve the best results, use a lightweight or tinted sunscreen

On the other hand, you can look into additional sunblock options that are easy to apply over makeup. As examples, use SPF setting sprays, SPF powders, or even spray-on sunscreen. After swimming or sweating profusely, remember to wash your face, reapply sunscreen, and touch up your makeup. 

The conclusion

The significance of sun protection cannot be overstated. So, remember to apply sunscreen before applying your primer. You still need it if you use sunscreen-infused foundation or powder. 

However, sunscreen is insufficient to protect and improve the health of your skin. A perfect combination of a primer, moisturizer, and sunscreen is required to ensure comprehensive skincare. 

On that note, it’s time to invest in the vandyke SPF 50 Sunscreen, which acts as a primer while also moisturizing and protecting the skin from UVA and UVB rays. It is a tinted sunscreen that can both protect and moisturize your skin.

 After applying this product, follow up with vandyke 10% Vitamin B5 Moisturizer

which will provide your skin with additional benefits and protective barriers for optimal glow and health. 

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