Applying a face cream with SPF is essential to preventing damage from the sun every day, including cloudy days and even in the winter. Even when the sun doesn't appear to be shining, its rays may be causing harm to your skin. Apply SPF each morning before you apply makeup to ensure protection from the sun's harmful rays. You will be able to find face lotions with SPF 15 to SPF 30 in your local pharmacy, chain retailer, or you can even order them from your local beauty providers like Avon representatives.
Following are a few tips to consider when you apply SPF before applying makeup.
Step 1: Wash your face using cleanser before applying SPF
The first step, before you apply SPF, is to remove any traces of dirt or makeup from the previous day using a cleanser made for your skin type. If you have dry skin, use a cream cleanser. For normal skin, a foam cleanser is a good choice. And if you have oily skin, a gel or liquid cleanser will work fine.
Step 2: Tone and spot treat before applying SPF
It is important to do Steps One and Two before applying SPF. You will want your skin to clean and dirt-free before applying the SPF lotion to prevent clogged pores.
Step 3: Apply SPF before applying makeup
Obviously, you will want to apply the SPF before you apply your makeup to keep the makeup from smearing. The SPF lotion will also act as a base for your makeup and will help prevent foundation from becoming cakey. All you need to do is put a few dabs of SPF on your fingertips and pat the lotion on your face. You may apply SPF in a small, circular motion so as not to miss any spots.
Step 4: After you apply SPF, you may now apply makeup
You can find some types of makeup in stores that also contain SPF for extra UV protection. There are both liquid and powder foundations with SPF available. However, it is more important to apply SPF to your skin before applying makeup.
Give the SPF a little time to absorb into your skin before applying any liquid foundation. Five minutes should be enough. After applying foundation, you may move on to any other makeup of your choice. Finish with a light dusting of powder and a tinge of blush.
No matter your age, you should always be concerned with the effects the sun's rays have on your skin. Even if the sun doesn't appear to be shining, it may be causing damage to your skin. This is why everyone should apply SPF to their face before applying makeup, as well as on any other exposed areas of the body.