What is the best way to apply spf and how often?
Understanding what products to use in your routine can be overwhelming, add trying to figure out how much sunscreen you need to put on your face makes it all that more complicated. Thankfully there are some tips to know exactly how much sun protection is the right amount. Proper sun protection is extremely important for everyone, especially if you are also into skincare or use actives (also known as exfoliants or acids). The best way to apply sunscreen or spf is to use the 2 to 3 finger rule for liquid sunscreens. This rule was popularized by Tiara aka MakeupforWOC who is an esthetician on Twitter and Instagram. This method involves using the index and middle finger length of sunscreen, with the option of adding your ring finger to ensure full sun protection for your face, neck and ears. To make sure you have enough sun protection before leaving the house use a full teaspoon to cover the face, neck and ears, then apply whatever else is left over on the back of your hands and half a teaspoon for only your face. When applying sunscreen, make sure there is an even application, rubbing it into the skin and wait 15 minutes before any sun exposure. Reapplication is recommended every 2 hours after the initial application. If you are also wearing makeup there are the options of spray, powder, cream/lotion for spf. The rule of thumb for reapplication of sunscreen is to blot your face before, as the oils from your face can breakdown the spf. My two fav sunscreens are LA ROCHE-POSAY - Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Fluid SPF 50+
🌼Sunscreen is necessary in all seasons . 🌼
LA ROCHE-POSAY - Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Fluid SPF 50+ Got this mini goodie in a beauty box and i love it. Super light weight and doesn’t leave my skin feeling super slippery . $33.50 for the bottle. Has titanium dioxide and zinc oxide . Key ingredients : vitamin e and dimethicone Titanium Dioxide: This ingredient isn't a human-made chemical, but a naturally-occurring mineral found in the earth's crust. This UV filter can be safe in mineral sunscreen if it's used and processed under certain conditions. Protects against sun burn and sun damage . Ideal for these Skin Types: Oily Skin, Dry Skin, Combination Skin, Normal Skin, Sensitive Skin, Acne-Prone Skin, Mature Skin
Tinted SPF 50
LA ROCHE-POSAY - Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Fluid SPF 50+ $24 AUD It is extremely important for everyone to apply suncream to the face every single day to a voice UVA and UVB. This prevents the skin from burning and in turn stops the skin ageing. Even working from home I still apply it every day as there is sun coming through my window and you would be surprised how effective the rays from the sun really are! Anything from 30+ should work for everybody but having extremely fair skin I always wear 50. For anyone else that wears factor as high as 50 on the face you will notice that the face creams without a tone tend to be really thick, heavy and often make your face go a shade of white or blue especially under makeup. This product is amazing because it has a tint in it that is universal and adapts to any skin tone. You can see my pictures above taken just before and just after applying and there is very little difference in the shade of my skin which is exactly what you want when it is going under your makeup. Although the bottle looks small, a little goes a long way and you can see how it comes out quite liquidy. This product is suitable for sensitive skin. It is really important to wash this off properly at the end of the day as suncream is really bad for clogging pores and causing blackheads Pros ￼￼50+ protection ￼￼good for dry and sensitive skin ￼￼protects from UVA and UVB rays ￼￼small enough to carry in a handbag ￼￼affordable ￼￼can be worn well under makeup Cons ￼￼products breaks down when it is rubbed in over dry skin(see last picture above so you know what I mean) ￼￼feels a little oily on my skin so I am not sure how it will sit on really oily skin ￼￼messy and runny ( mine is filthy) Overall a good product that I would recommend for anyone who wants a good suncream for under makeup that does not affect the tone of your skin
SPF EVERYDAY 🧴☀️
Lately I’ve been really neglecting my skin and not doing full on skincare routines, I’ve been too low on energy and I’ve talked about how this is major issue for me. When I’m not feeling my best I tend to neglect myself. BUT I’ve still been using SPF on the daily! It’s literally the only step I never ever miss and it’s very important. SPF protects skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays that accelerate cellular oxidation. These are the ones I’ve been using lately: ☀️ cocokind - Daily SPF Cocokind can do no wrong! I’ve been waiting for a sunscreen from them for so long. This is a mineral formula which I often don’t like because they feel heavy on my skin, and this one is the heaviest out of these three but it’s definitely a lot lighter than other mineral sunscreens I’ve tried before. It also protects from blue light and pollution damage. It’s formulated with phytoplankton and microalgae. ☀️ Dr. Loretta - Urban Antioxidant Sunscreen SPF 40 this one is an all-time favorite of mine! It has a slight peach tint so I can use it on its own with no makeup. This sunscreen highlights key ingredients like Indian ginseng extract to protect skin from HEV light and zinc oxide protects skin from UVA/UVB and other external irritants. I need to pat it in rather than rub it as it tends to pill but it’s no issue for me. ☀️ EVERYDAY HUMANS - Resting Beach Face SPF30 Sunscreen Serum this is the lightest formula out of these three. It leaves literally no whitecast, and wears beautifully under makeup. It leaves my skin looking super dewy and perfected. This formula has hyaluronic acid to plump skin + spinach and green tea to strengthen your skin barrier. It smells the most like sunscreen but the smell fades quickly. What’s your go-to SPF? 🌴 #CheriePartner
Greatest Sunscreen Of All Time
I have never found a sunscreen that works so well. It is not irritating, doesn’t cause breakouts, and it feels comfortable to wear. I also love that it has such a high protection rating. I have repurchased this 10+ times and will continue to repurchase! It is very affordable, although a bit hard to find. If you have a hard time finding sunscreen you can wear everyday, I highly recommend give the Purito Unscented SPF 50 a try. PURITO - Centella Green Level Unscented Sun SPF50+
PURITO-Centella Green Level Unscented Sun SPF50+
$20 Gets You My Least Favourite Sunscreean, Ever
With combination skin that’s quite sensitive, I avoid fragrance, essential oils, and high amounts of alcohol in products. That can make finding a good, affordable sunscreen difficult- alcohol is used to thin texture, fragrance is added to cover the sunscreen smell, etc. But I have a few favourites that let me know it can be done.... yet, La Roche Posay missed the mark. Hard. This silicone-heavy sunscreen manages to check all the boxes both on avoiding ingredients I don’t want and managing to have all the features I dislike in a sunscreen: Feels Heavy? ✔️ Pills No Matter What I Apply Under It? ✔️ Emphasizes Skin Flaws? ✔️ Is Not At All Pleasant to the Touch? ✔️ I’m normally not so harsh on sunscreens, but this was so bad that I would vocally complain about the texture and finish to my husband as I applied it. But, its formulation saved it in one retrospect that earned it 2-Star status instead of 1-Star status- it lasts fantastically through swimming. It didn’t budge, the unpleasant heaviness reminding me it was still very much on throughout the two hours of my swimming until I scrubbed it off my face and applied my preferred sunscreen. This may work for some folks, but I’m not sure who- it clung to dry areas yet managed to make me look shiny despite using lightweight moisturizers. I plan to try more LRP sunscreens, as I know they’re a drugstore skincare standard, but I’m not super excited to be honest.
LA ROCHE-POSAY -Anthelios 60 Clear Skin Dry Touch Sunscreen SPF 60
my go-to sunscreen for outdoor activities
Love this sunscreen. This formula is anti-aging. This is super smooth and lightweight. The texture is liquidy and blendable. I like to use it with before makeup or just blend it in my moisturizer/day cream. SPF 50 is good for outdoor activities.. But re-application during the day is still a must.PAULA'S CHOICE - Youth-extending Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 50
PAULA'S CHOICE-Youth-extending Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 50
An all- time favourite sunscreen
Disclaimer! I have combination, more oily, sensitive acne- prone skin. What may work for me may not work for you! If anyone remembers first getting into Skincare or K-Beauty, you’ll know that you would’ve been introduced to this beauty. There is a reason why this has been a long running favourite in the beauty community for sunscreens, because it’s just so too good 😂 dear, klairs - Soft Airy UV Essence SPF 50 PA ++++ The texture super light and is like the in between of a water cream and gel and goes on very smooth and doesn’t leave a tacky or sticky feeling afterwards. There’s also no smell and is SPF 50+ PA++++ . For someone with more oily skin though, this tends to make me shiny after a few hours but re applying doesn’t seem to be a bother- so I wouldn’t say this sunscreen could be sweat proof. This seems so sit pretty well under makeup though, but would definitely recommend putting on a primer beforehand, even if your doing a minimal look for the day. I’ve been restocking this sunscreen for over 2 years now and don’t think I’ll stop because whenever I do go through a “reset” period with my skincare, this is usually the sunscreen I reach for. For someone who absolutely hates sunscreens, this sunscreen has really changed my perspective and experience with them.
dear, klairs-Soft Airy UV Essence SPF 50 PA ++++
Ideal SPF for Dry Skin🌞
The struggle for the right SPF is so real 😩. Up until now, every sunscreen I have tried has left me with a horrible white cast and it was not cute. I bought this product on impulse and I loveee it!! I know a lot of us avoid using SPF because either we forget or cause of the white cast issue. However, this product goes on so smoothly and leaves no residue. Although, I didn't read the packaging and didn't realize how watery this product actually is (I mean it says fluid so clearly I actually can't read😂). Despite that, this product is a great SPF for dry skin like mine. This product claims to effectively provide UVA/UVB protection while hydrating your skin. It's been great for my dry skin! What works for me may not work for you, and vice versa! Always do your research before trying new products! 💕
PAULA'S CHOICE-Youth-extending Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 50
Worst. Face sunscreen. Ever. 🧟♀️
CeraVe - Hydrating Sunscreen Face Lotion SPF 50 I was so hopeful when I purchased this product due to hearing a lot of good reviews about this brands other products. This was the worst face sunscreen I’ve used! It was thick, goopy and left the worst white cast I’ve experienced all over my face with the exception of my still normal looking eyes. The white cast coupled with my already fair complexion left me with the complexion of a corpse. I tried to rub it in after it sat on my face for a while, however it pilled and there were still visible white flecks of the product in my pores. I ended up using my micellar water to remove the product and opted to just stay indoors, out of the sun instead!
CeraVe-Hydrating Sunscreen Face Lotion SPF 50
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