Protecting your skin against UVA and UVB rays should be a priority in your skin care routine. Applying the right amount of sunscreen at the right times can go a long way in minimizing long-term sun damage. How much SPF for your face is enough to protect your skin? For a sunscreen lotion, the recommended amount is 0.4 ounces.
If sunscreen is already a part of your daily skincare routine, you’re well on your way to ensuring healthy skin as you age. If sunscreen isn't part of your daily routine yet, you should invest in a daily SPF, like our Daily Deflector mineral face sunscreen. Curious to know if it’s better to apply sunscreen before or after moisturizer? The rule of thumb is SPF skincare should be the last step in your skincare routine. However, it’s not enough to apply sunscreen once a day. While the sun is out, you get the most out of your sunscreen if you reapply it several times a day. Better yet, follow the advice of our Skin Health Experts and religiously reapply SPF every two hours for maximum protection.
3 Ways to Add More SPF in Your Skin Care Routine
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!
1) Including Sunscreen in Your Daytime Skincare Routine
To efficiently protect your skin from sun exposure, don’t just invest in a quality sunscreen. Find one that supports your AM skincare routine by working well with your makeup as it acts as a first layer of protection.For maximum face protection against the sun, apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF level of 30 or above. For those who are not familiar, broad-spectrum sunscreens protect your skin from both UVA rays and UVB rays. As to how much of the sunscreen lotion you need to apply, most experts recommend 0.4 ounces because it would cover the face, neck, and upper part of your 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 keen on applying too many products, try working a tinted moisturizer with SPF into your skincare routine. A tinted SPF moisturizer or tinted sunscreen won’t just protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays, they’re also another source of hydration. They can also help cover up pimples and other blemishes. The perk of using this is you don’t have to apply sunscreen after, since the moisturizer already has SPF, saving you time from your skincare routine. Plus, since moisturizing is a crucial step anyway, you’ll be forced to apply it everyday. 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
A setting spray with SPF is a quicker way of getting much needed sun protection without compromising your makeup. Look for a setting spray with a fine mist and a clear or matte finish. A setting spray with SPF not only protects your skin but also keeps your makeup in place
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.
4) Invest in an SPF Powder
If you want a quick way to reapply your SPF without ruining your makeup, a loose sunscreen 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, sunscreen powder is easy to reapply with makeup on without making skin feel too oily.
Would Reapplying Sunscreen Cause 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. To prevent this problem, skincare brands have formulated sunscreens specifically for certain skin types. 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!