The best base for beautiful makeup is soft, youthful-looking skin. If you’re constantly out in the sun, that skin is at risk for sun damage. Too much sun exposure can cause premature aging, wrinkles, sun spots, and even skin cancer. The good news is, however, that you can easily add some sunscreen to your makeup routine. It’s absolutely imperative to protect your skin, and you can do it while still looking polished and beautiful!
1. Prep Your Skin
Before you start your makeup routine, you need to prep your skin for that extra protection. Apply sunscreen on your entire face and neck and massage well. Focus on areas such as your forehead, near the hairline, the sides of your cheeks, and your jawline. These areas get major sun exposure. Never start applying sunscreen from the middle of your face because that way, you tend to miss out on the major areas. Once you have applied a coat of sunscreen, reapply it on these areas.
2. Apply Primer
You can always skip this step if you want to. But in case you are applying primer with sunscreen, you need to do it in the correct order. Any skin care product goes underneath the primer. So, you have to apply sunscreen first and then top it up with a primer.
3. Use A Tinted Moisturizer With SPF
A multitasking tinted moisturizer with SPF is your savior if you have sensitive skin.
You can always apply your heavy foundation with a lightweight formula, such as a BB cream. It is not very difficult to find a BB cream that matches your skin tone and has SPF in it.
4. Apply Foundation
If you are not using a tinted moisturizer or a BB cream, apply foundation all over your face and neck. Blend well and follow it up with the other makeup products.
5. Finish Your Look With A Setting Spray
A setting spray with SPF will keep your makeup intact and also add an extra layer of sun protection. You can also use the setting spray while blending your foundation or spray it all over your face and neck after applying your makeup.
Now that you are done with your makeup, another concern that you need to address is how you will apply sunscreen over your makeup. Sunscreen needs to be reapplied every 2 to 3 hours (or whatever application time is mentioned on the bottle). But, wouldn’t that ruin your makeup? Well, I have got you covered!