Friday, July 11, 2014

Foundation with Sunscreen

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Q. Is my foundation with SPF good enough protection from the sun?

A. Only if you are in the sun briefly. Don't count on your foundation or tinted moisturizer alone if you are planning on being outside for a long period of time. We don't apply foundation thick enough to get the SPF protection listed on the bottle. Plus, we would need to reapply frequently and would end up with caked on foundation.

Apply a sunscreen to your clean dry face. Allow it to absorb for 10 minutes. Then, apply your foundation. A powder mineral foundation is a good choice because not only does it give you sun protection with a physical SPF, it is easy to brush on a little more throughout the day for continuing protection without getting cakey.

Here are some good foundations & BB Creams that contain sunscreen.

Bare Minerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 by Bare Escentuals $27

Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15 by Tarte, $39

Lift & Luminate Foundation SPF 15 by Boots No 7 $15.99

Studio BB Cream SPF 20 by e.l.f. $6.00

Super BB by Physician's Formula SPF 30, $14.95

Have a Beautiful, Sun Safe Day!

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