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How to Include SPF in Your Makeup Routine

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You wear makeup to accentuate your beauty. But do you do anything to protect your skin from the sun? More people are diagnosed with skin cancer than any other form of cancer. And there are many ways to prevent this type of cancer. One of the easiest routines you can develop is wearing sunscreen daily.

If you struggle to remember to apply sunscreen, several products are made with at least an SPF of 15 to protect your skin at the most basic level. This is especially true if you love wearing makeup. Here’s how to include SPF in your makeup routine.

Wear Sunscreen under Your Makeup

The first habit to get into is wearing sunscreen underneath your makeup. Make sure you use enough to cover your entire face, including around your nose and ears. Choose a sunscreen that doesn’t leave a white film or absorbs quickly to ensure it won’t show underneath your foundation. You can also opt for a moisturizer with sunscreen. You’ll also want to ensure you choose the strongest sunscreen.

Most people need a minimum of SPF 15 for proper protection. If you’re in the sun often or have pale skin, you’ll need a higher SPF. Look for an SPF of at least 30, ideally an SPF 50. In addition, check for the “broad-spectrum” label. There are two different types of UV rays: UVA and UVB rays, both of which can cause skin cancer.

You may need specialty products to protect other areas of your face and body. For example, more brands are making Chapstick and other lip products with an SPF. If your sunscreen isn’t safe to use around your eyes, there are eye creams with SPF available.

Wearing SPF Makeup

Now, more makeup products are made with an SPF. You can find SPF in tinted moisturizer and even foundation. Keep in mind, most of these products don’t offer a higher SPF than 15. If you require more, wear sunscreen underneath to ensure you’re protected.

Finish with Powder

Powder does more than lock in your foundation, prevents oil breakouts, and offer more coverage. Your powder can offer more protection from the sun and UV rays. In addition, some powders are made with an SPF. However, it’s best you don’t wear these products alone. Powder can evenly distribute on your face and wear off easier than liquid- and cream-based products.

Including SPF in Your Makeup Routine Is Easy

We doll up our face with makeup to look beautiful and accentuate our features. But what do we do to protect our face? The sun can seriously damage our skin and can accelerate aging. Even more so, UV rays cause skin cancer. By incorporating SPF into your beauty routine you’ll not only continue to look your best but DO what’s best for your health.

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Stephany is a GR8NESS Contributing Editor who writes about pet care, CBD, stress, self care, meditation, time management, brain training, and natural remedies with a focus on the science behind it all. She has three dogs, three cats, walks half marathons, and practices yoga and powerlifting. You can often find her training her dogs or experimenting with new flavors in the kitchen.
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