Is The SPF in your makeup enough to protect your skin?

in Avon, Connecticut

Did you know 70% of women don’t wear sunscreen every day?  Some assume that the SPF in their makeup protects them from sun damage.  But that’s simply not true-the SPF in the makeup just isn’t enough!

Why should you care?  The right SPF is the best anti-aging product.  Sun damage is the number one cause of visible aging-wrinkles, fine lines and dark spots.

Simply put, while the SPF in your makeup will provide some coverage, there is just not enough to get the full benefits.  Not that makeup with SPF is bad-just the opposite; it’s great so long as you use it with a broad spectrum SPF.  It provides additional protection from the sun’s harmful rays.

Sunscreen should be the final step in your daily care regimen, but before your makeup application.

Some facts:

  • The amount of SPF in your foundation is not the same as what you’ll be getting in a sunscreen.
  • Touching your face, blowing your nose and blotting at oily spots on your forehead all day, can cause to wear off, leaving your skin vulnerable to UV rays the next time you go out in the sun. By applying sunscreen with an SPF beneath your makeup, you’re protected and good to go.
  • You should apply enough sunscreen to cover any exposed skin on your face, neck, and chest. When you’re preparing for a full day in the sun, a shot glass worth is recommended to cover the entire body-head to toe.  For the best protection, apply sunscreen everyday year-round, in every type of weather at least 15 minutes before leaving the house.
  • With the right SPF, you can possibly avoid the need for an additional moisturizer in your regimen.

Thank You, PCA Skin for the great info, and the great array of sunscreens that you offer.  Here at Stanislaw Facial Plastic Surgery Center, we are proud to carry these  sunscreens and would be happy to help you choose the correct one for your skin type.

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