Ladies. We know that most of you have incorporated some kind of SPF into your morning routine, but you still need to reapply! This becomes a seriously complex task once you’ve applied foundation and setting powder right? So what is a girl to do? How can we protect our skin without smudging off our makeup and ending up a mess? Well, we’ve got you covered with the best routine ever to keep your skin protected and safe from sun damage!
1) Use a CREAM SPF in the Morning
In the morning, before putting on makeup, I opt for a HARDCORE SUNSCREEN. SPF 50. We like to use one that’s made specially for your FACE and that’s ONLY a sunscreen and not a foundation with SPF etc etc. Our absolute favorite face sunscreen is hands down from Dermalogica. They call it a Skin or Solar Defense Booster and it has SPF 50. It also MIXES really well with foundation and moisturizer if you want to apply it that way. It also has Grape Seed and Green Tea soothe and which help defend against free radicals that cause premature aging.
STEP 2: Re-PROTECT With a Mist in the Afternoon
Mist sunscreen is LEGENDARY. For re-application throughout the day, what you want and what you NEED in your life is a light mist format of sunscreen. What is KEY here, is avoiding rubbing on any creams over your makeup which will end terribly. FORTUNATELY, there are products out there today that have been formulated with this situation in mind! We have two options for you, both of which are great. Pixi is a brand we love and there mist is a pure sunscreen. The one from Kate Sommerville doubles as a setting spray and it’s called UncompliKated SPF 50 Soft Focus Makeup Setting Spray.
Sheer mist with broad spectrum SPF 30
Sheer lightweight mist provides protection against UVA-aging and UVB burning rays
Non greasy formula
Chamomile extract calms and helps reduce skin irritants by neutralizing free radicals
Bamboo extract helps product collagen for improved elasticity and helping to prevent fine lines and wrinkles
Aloe leaf extract conditions and soothes
UncompliKated SPF Soft Focus Makeup Setting Spray delivers broad-spectrum sun protection that can be applied throughout the day on top of your makeup without disruption.
The fine-misting aerosol spray dries down quickly to set makeup, reduce shine, and provide a matte finish and soft-focus effect.
Hyaluronic acid provides lightweight hydration while light-diffusing silicone powder blurs and softens the appearance of lines and wrinkles.