Hey everyone! I recently had a discussion about makeup with SPF, and it got me thinking about how effective it really is. Actually, several of my face products have SPF in them, so does that mean that I have even more protection? I did some research to find out...
Even though many makeup products now include SPF in them, it isn't the best way to protect yourself from the sun's harmful rays. The problem with only relying on your makeup for coverage is that it can wear off during the day, or clump up and move around your face due to excess oil or repetitive touching/rubbing.
It's definitely best to take a minute and apply sunscreen before your makeup, but if you can't stand the thought of adding one more step to your morning routine (trust me, I know it can be overwhelming enough as it is!).. make sure you at least choose a moisturizer with SPF in it. Apply it to clean, dry skin and give it a minute to absorb into your skin before applying your makeup.
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Hopefully this was as enlightening for you as it was for me. I'd never really thought about just how much SPF protection I was getting from my makeup. I just thought "Oh, SPF.. cool." It's certainly a good reminder that you can never have too much protection when it comes to the sun!