5 ways to include sunscreen in your make-up routine

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Primer with sunscreen

Some primers come with sun protection as high as SPF50+. A primer will create a good base for your make-up and using one with protection means you don’t have to add more product to your routine.

Use sunscreen under your foundation

If you are a woman of colour, you know how ashy and ghostly sunscreen can turn on your skin, so some of us end up leaving it for just those days at beach. But, we can’t stress the importance of sun protection enough even for us melanin queens.

It’s all about trying different brands to find the one that suits you best. Look in the direction of products that are made for darker skin tones. Your product should come with no sticky oil residue and be able to give you a matte finish.

Once you find the right product, dab the right amount onto to your skin and let it sit for a minute before you apply your foundation.

Foundation with sunscreen

It could be liquid or powder foundation, choose one that has built-in sunscreen. If, like many of us, your skin is oily, choose something that is shine-free and stays matte all day long.  

Use a tinted sunscreen

Tinted sunscreens are double duty products because you can get a bit of coverage with your sunscreen. This eliminates the need for foundation, which is great especially for the hotter months when you want to wear less make-up. Or use a product that works three times as hard, like a tinted SPF moisturiser. 

Opt for an SPF setting spray or powder

Try a setting spray or powder with sunscreen in it. And when you’re ready to set your make-up, make sure you get some sun protection too. It’s the final step in your make-up routine, and it won’t weigh your make-up down.

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