As a dermatologist, patients often ask me: “Is sunscreen or makeup applied first?” This is confusing because re-applying sunscreen over makeup can ruin all the work you put into your makeup. This becomes even more confusing because many cosmetics claim protection from the sun. Is SPF good enough for makeup? Are you reapplying the product like sunscreen?
In my last video, get the advice of my dermatologist so that you can confidently answer the question when the next time someone asks you: “Does sunscreen or makeup apply first?” Believe me, this is a common question. I will also help you figure out which sunscreen is best for your makeup.
To know how to apply sunscreen or makeup, it’s important to understand the role of makeup in your daily skin care.
Makeup is the last coat of a creative color product applied over your skin care routine. Sunscreen is applied to your makeup. Your sunscreen will significantly affect the appearance of your makeup, so it’s important to choose a sunscreen that matches your skin type.
How do you choose the best sunscreen for makeup?
Decide if your skin will be oily, normal, dry, or combination. How do you want your skin to feel after all of your products have been applied? Are you in a humid or dry climate? Will you sweat? Does your skin accumulate oil during the day? If you use a sunscreen that does not match your skin type, your makeup will glide, glide, fold, crack, peel and may not look great throughout the day.
Sunscreens vary greatly in appearance and feel on your skin. Your face sunscreen should exactly match your skin type and product preferences. It should also be the perfect canvas for your makeup. You spend a lot of time on your makeup because you want to look good. Do not let sunscreen sabotage your efforts.
In my last video, you will learn from a dermatologist how to choose a sunscreen for the face for different types of faces.
My video shows how to choose the sunscreen that is best for makeup for dry or oily skin. You should also understand the matte and oil-absorbing sunscreens and sunscreen for normal and sensitive skin. Get the best sun protection with high-quality sunscreens applied to your makeup and get great results from your makeup. You do not have to compromise.
After watching a short video, visit the face sunscreen page on my website to see the products that I use in my practice and for myself. I will tell you how they work and why they are suitable for different skin types.
My patients and I tested sunscreens under endless, variable complexion types, activities, and climate. Find out what we learned in my last video.
To see the sunscreen that I recommend for your face, click here. My complexion likes the look of my matte tinted SPF 50 Sheer Strength under my makeup. It is weightless, and the matte finish is the perfect canvas for mineral powder.
Click here to see the mineral makeup that I recommend using for a wide range of daily sunscreen applications. These are pure mineral powders made without artificial color, filler, flavorings or any dubious ingredients. Only pure minerals, thrice milled for natural and without scaly coating, are durable and completely natural.
I want you to love your sunscreen, wear it daily, feel good about how you look, and really take care of your skin. This is your only precious skin covering for your only precious body and life.
Dermatologist Cynthia Bailey, MD
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