How to Apply Or Re-Apply Sunscreen With Makeup 

Soft, youthful-looking skin is the finest base for your makeup. If you spend a lot of time in the sun, your skin is in danger of sun damage like premature skin aging, wrinkles, and sunspots. The good news is that sunscreen may simply be included in your cosmetic regimen. Protecting your skin is essential, and you can do it while still appearing gorgeous and flawless!

How does SPF work?

The Sun Protection Factor, or SPF, is a measurement of how well your sunscreen protects your skin from harmful UV rays (UVA and UVB rays). UVA rays penetrate deeply into the skin, causing age spots, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation, whereas UVB rays cause sunburn and even skin cancer. Inorganic components in sunscreen can block both UVA and UVB radiation.

Most dermatologists recommend a sunscreen lotion that has an SPF between 15 and 50. Anything that’s higher than 50 has not been proven to be more effective than SPF 50. A sunscreen that has SPF 15 can block 93% of UV rays, while one that has SPF 30 can block 97% of the UVB rays.

In all cases, some UV rays will penetrate the sunscreen and reach your skin, so the SPF number is a guide to how long it will take for your skin to get red when exposed to the sun. In other words, an SPF 15 sunscreen will protect your skin from becoming red or tanned for 15 times longer than usual. This implies that if your skin starts to burn after only 10 minutes, SPF 15 can keep it from blistering for up to 150 minutes (2.5 hours).

Sunscreen Under Makeup

You must be attentive while choosing a sunscreen for your face. Always make sure to moisturize your face as a first step prior to your routine. Here's a list of best-selling moisturizers to help you pick one that suits your unique skin type

Always buy a sunscreen that is made to suit the face if you want it to function under makeup. These sunscreens are lighter than regular sunscreens and won't leave your skin looking cakey. Also, if you're going to use face sunscreen, make sure you use a primer over it.

Choose a sunscreen with at least SPF 30 and (or all) of the following ingredients:

Zinc oxide

Titanium dioxide


Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide act as a natural sunblock, reflecting UV rays in the same way as white paint does. They don't bother your skin either. It's the same as putting on a mask under your foundation. On the other hand, organic compounds like avobenzone absorb UV radiation and break them down to release heat.

Best Sunscreens to Use Under or Over Your Makeup

Sunscreen works best when applied directly to your skin. But unless you bring your whole beauty bag with you everywhere, you won't be able to do this if you're constantly on the move!

Why do you need to add additional SPF if it's present in your foundation?

You can't rely on your cosmetics to shield your skin from harmful UV radiation. Why? Because it is readily removed, the coverage is compromised. Also, using sunscreen beneath your makeup creates a stronger foundation for your makeup.

Wait a few minutes after applying sunscreen and before putting on makeup. Allow the sunscreen to dry before applying your makeup. Every day, this should be the first step in your makeup regimen. Use a lot of sunblocks. Don't be stingy with it.

A Few Tips to Use Sunscreen with Makeup

1. Prepare your face.

You should prepare your skin for extra protection before applying your makeup. Apply sunscreen to your entire face and neck, massaging it in well. Concentrate on your brow, around your hairline, the sides of your cheekbones, and your jawline. These regions receive a lot of sunlight. Never apply sunscreen from the center of your face since you will lose out on the important parts. Reapply sunscreen to these places once you've applied it every 2 hours.

2. Apply your foundation

Apply foundation all over your face and neck if you are not wearing a tinted moisturizer or a BB cream. Blend well before continuing with the rest of your makeup.

3. Sunscreen over your makeup

Apply SPF over your makeup only when during the reapplication step. You can brush some powder (that includes SPF) over your makeup not to smudge up your looks, these are water-resistance and help control facial oils.

You can tap tap tap, or brush brush brush to apply

4. Carry A Translucent Powder

A translucent powder with SPF is convenient to carry and may be used to refresh your face and neck at any time of day. We’ve picked one for you, it’s light in comparison to other powders.

Try the magic cushion foundation powder from Missha

There you have it, 4 simple steps to include SPF in your makeup routine. If you’re still not convinced, at least make sure you use sunscreens as an essential step in your beauty regimen.