So, with the weather heating up outside, I thought it would be a good idea to ensure you are all incorporating sunscreen into your makeup regime. The truth is, we should be wearing sunscreen all year long to protect our skin from the harmful UV rays, but in summer it is even more important! Want to prevent premature ageing: the solution is simple – wear sunscreen. I bet this isn’t the first time you’ve heard this advice, but do you actually do it? And do you know how to apply your SPF properly with your makeup? If you’re feeling a little unsure, then girls, once again you’ve come to the right place! Here’s the low-down on how to master your daily sunscreen-and-makeup application…

1. Why?

So even though we may not have the sunniest of climes here in the UK, did you know that up to 80 percent of the sun’s UV rays can pass through the clouds. This basically means that come rain, shine, fog and snow, the sun can damage your skin.

Also, sunlight and harmful UV rays can pass through windows, which means if you’re riding a train with windows, driving to work or your desk is by a window, you’re vulnerable.

This all highlights what I said earlier and why it is so important to wear sunscreen every single day. Whether you have olive skin, dark skin or fair skin, we’re all prone to sun damage, which can lead to wrinkles, sun spots and worst of all, skin cancer.

2. How?

Here’s a simple step-by-step on how to best apply your sunscreen…

  • 1.Cleanse your face. Just as with any skincare product, for best results it’s best to start with a blank slate.
  • 2.Liberally apply your sunscreen. We recommend SPF 30 or higher. Allow it to soak in and wait a few minutes before applying your makeup. This will give your skin a chance to absorb the SPF properly, and also make your makeup application easier.
  • 3.Protect your pout! Lips can get sunburned too, and anyone who has suffered from this before will know it’s no laughing matter! So, to prevent this from happening, make sure you apply a lip balm with moisturiser.
  • 4.Finish off your makeup with a dusting of translucent powder. This will keep your makeup in place and also cut any underlying shine you may have from your sunscreen.
  • 5. Last but not least, don’t forget to reapply your SPF as needed. This can get a little tricky if you’ve got a face full of makeup so instead invest in a powder that has SPF in it.

And there we go… ready to roll without the worry of skin damage!

  • Sun damage is one of the major causes of pigmentation issues – it’s therefore not surprising that many people have asked, can microdermabrasion help with pigmentation problems? The simple answer is yes, but why not read our previous blog to find out more?

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