Friday, July 11, 2014

Foundation with Sunscreen

use foundation with sunscreen

We hear over and over again that we must protect our skin from the sun by using a sunscreen. Many foundations contain sunscreen these days but is a foundation with SPF enough protection from the sun?

As it turns out, foundation with SPF only benefits you if you are in the sun very 
briefly. 

Don't count on your foundation or tinted moisturizer alone if you are planning on being outside for a long period of time.

The problem is, 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.

It is recommended that sunscreen be applied before foundation to give your skin the best protection.

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 sun protection without getting cakey.

Please note, a foundation with sunscreen will not photograph well in flash photography. Be sure to use a foundation without sunscreen on wedding day!

Here are some a popular foundations with sunscreen I like. I have included affiliate links to help you with your shopping.

Good Foundations with Sunscreen

Bare Minerals Original Foundation
Bare Minerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 
by Bare Escentuals $27
This iconic powder mineral foundation is applied by swirling it on with a kabuki brush.

Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15
Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15 
by Tarte $39
This cult favorite liquid foundation is oil free and stays looking beautiful all day long.

no 7 Lift & Luminate Foundation SPF 15
Lift & Luminate Triple Action Serum Foundation SPF 15 
by No 7 $15.99
This is a favorite anti aging foundation with a great price. 

supergoop CC Screen 100% & Mineral CC Cream

CC Screen 100% & Mineral CC Cream
by Supergoop $39.00
This CC Cream is a tinted moisturizer, concealer and buildable foundation all in one with 50 SPF. This is a nice choice for people who don't like traditional foundation.

Always keep your skin protected with sunscreen and foundation with sunscreen when you are outside. It has been proven over and over again that the sun prematurely ages the skin and can cause skin cancer. The sun's rays shine through the clouds damaging the skin even on cloudy days. Wear sunscreen everyday rain or shine!

Have a Beautiful, Sun Safe Day! 
xo
Licensed Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Makeup Artist

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