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Is sunscreen in makeup enough?

Is sunscreen in makeup enough?

No, no and no. 

We hear you. The white cast, the sticky feeling, the smell, it puts most people off. But you must wear it.

Makeup with SPF is extremely enticing and in summer is one of our biggest temptations. But to rely on this is to completely neglect and abandon your skin.

Dermatologist Leslie Baumann, MD, says "Makeup does not provide enough coverage, you need seven times the normal amount of foundation and 14 times the normal amount of powder to get the sun protection factor on the label."

 

And who here is doing that? 

There is no way around it, even if you layer an SPF 15 foundation over an SPF 30 sunscreen, you won’t get 45-level coverage.

Dermatologists internationally agree that you should apply SPF 50 sunscreen before makeup and, if you need to touch-up throughout the day, to try a mineral powder SPF.

Or try wearing sunscreen as a primer. Try Black Girl sunscreen, it is as lightweight and an easy way to reapply sunscreen throughout the day. 

Our guide to wearing sunscreen before makeup

1. Select a non fragrant, vegan and natural SPF

2. Apply a thin layer of sunscreen on your face, neck, and ears

3. Let it dry

4. Apply your makeup


Our thoughts.....
Prevention is always better than a cure. Wear SPF can dramatically reduce signs of ageing, hyperpigmentation and reduce risks of skin cancer. A
Don't forget to reapply your sunscreen throughout the day! 

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