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How to Reapply Sunscreen Over Makeup


Daily sun protection is a fundamental part of any daily skincare regimen. With just a few drops of sunscreen, you help shield your skin from harmful UV rays and sun-induced skin damage. If sunscreen is already a part of your daily skincare routine, you’re well on your way to ensuring healthy skin as you age. But did you know that just one sunscreen application in the morning isn't enough to last all day? While applying sunscreen in the morning is better than not applying it at all, for reliable sun protection, it's necessary to reapply frequently. In fact, experts recommend reapplying your SPF every two hours for uninterrupted sun protection for the face.2

While the reapplication may be great for your skin, applying sunscreen over makeup can feel like a challenge. Luckily, there are ways that you can reapply sunscreen without smudging your early-morning makeup. Discover how to reapply sunscreen over makeup like an expert below!

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1. Add Sunscreen to Your AM Skincare Routine

To efficiently protect your skin from sun exposure, don’t just invest in a quality suncreen. Find one that supports your AM skincare routine by working well with your makeup as it acts as a first layer of protection. If you’re wondering how much SPF for face protection, we recommend selecting a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF 30 or more. Broad-spectrum sunscreens work to protect skin from both UVA and UVB rays, both of which are damaging to your epidermis.1

When it comes to face application, make sure you are applying generous amounts to your face, neck, and chest. After you've applied a base layer of SPF, if you're in the sun for extended periods and need to reapply, there's an easy way to do so without smudging your morning makeup – SPF-containing skincare products!

2. Add Tinted Moisturizer with SPF to Your Routine

If you're not a fan of using multiple products, try working a tinted moisturizer with SPF into your skincare routine. Using a tinted sunscreen moisturizer will work simultaneously to protect you from the sun's UV rays, provide needed hydration, and cover-up small blemishes. Using this dual-purpose product will help shave time off of your skincare routine and keep you from purchasing unnecessary products. Additionally, the multi-tasking abilities of a tinted sunscreen moisturizer will ensure that you're using both products daily. If you choose to buy a moisturizer with SPF, make sure you apply an adequate amount to get the necessary amount of SPF.

3. Use a Makeup Setting Spray

Investing in a high-quality setting spray that carries SPF is the simplest way to apply sun protection over makeup! The majority of setting sprays apply as a mist with a clear or matte finish. Using a setting spray to apply sunscreen will provide a layer of protection to your skin without messing up your makeup.

For the perfect sun protecting setting spray, we recommend using our UncompliKated SPF. This setting spray provides a light and airy mist that sets your makeup immediately while protecting it from harmful UV rays. The light-diffusing silicone powder in this spray also reduces the appearance of premature aging and wrinkles while simultaneously diminishing shine and providing a matte finish. The best part? It smells delicious! Scented with lavender essential oil, this setting spray is as calming as it is effective. Plus, it's SPF 50, meaning your skin will be even more protected from sun exposure.

Invest in an SPF Powder

If you want a quick way to reapply your SPF without ruining your makeup, a loose powder SPF is an excellent alternative to sprays and lotions. Aside from protecting your face from sun damage, an SPF powder can serve to help set makeup and absorb excess facial oils. If you’ve got a particularly active lifestyle, then we recommend purchasing a loose powder SPF with water-resistant protection. Easy to use, this type of powder is easy to reapply with makeup on without making skin feel too oily.

Worried About Breakouts?

Many people dread the thought of applying sunscreen to their face. They worry that heavy creams might result in oily skin, or worse… cause breakouts. Luckily, skincare products have evolved, and the sunscreen you apply to your face is very different from what you would apply to your body. While the type of product you use will vary depending on your individual needs, we recommend that you choose a sunscreen suitable for your skin type and activity level. If you have sensitive skin, take note of that before trying a facial sunscreen that is new to your skincare regimen.

Now that you've discovered how to reapply sunscreen with makeup, there's no excuse not to reapply regularly. While one skincare routine may vary from the next, sunscreen is an essential step in every skincare regimen. Add sun protection to your routine and begin to reap the benefits of sunscreen today!

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Sources:

  1. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27749441/
  2. https://www.fda.gov/drugs/understanding-over-counter-medicines/sunscreen-how-help-protect-your-skin-sun?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI1Nik_erl6QIVgxx9Ch1MpQarEAAYASAAEgINPvD_BwE
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