Great Sunscreen Options When You Have to Wear Makeup

There’s no question about it. The one product everyone needs to use everyday in their at-home skincare regimen is sunscreen. Sunscreen is not a one-size-fits-all product. Individual skin types and conditions vary, as does sun exposure levels. If you’re someone who wears makeup throughout the day, you’re going to want an effective sunscreen that wears well with your makeup products.

Sunscreen for Every Skin Type

At SkinSpirit, we have a sunscreen option for makeup wearers of every skin type.

If You Have Dry Skin…
Dry skin types need an extra layer of hydration in addition to ample protection from harmful UVA and UVB rays. iS Clinical Extreme Protect SPF 30 is a SkinSpirit favorite because it’s rich and creamy formula acts as both a moisturizer and sunscreen without feeling sticky or heavy underneath makeup. This sunscreen is loaded with antioxidants, creating a protective barrier on the skin. Added bonus: Extreme Protect SPF 30 diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and is paraben-free.

If You Have Oily Skin…
The ideal sunscreen for an oily skin type will leave a matte finish and not feel heavy underneath makeup. SkinCeuticals Physical Matte UV Defense SPF 50 is a great sunscreen option for oily skin types who wear makeup. The UVA/UVB oil-absorbing protective base in this product contains oil absorbing powders that help minimize the appearance of sweat and oil, which help ensure a long-lasting matte finish - even in hot, humid conditions! Plus, the weightless mousse texture dries to a powder finish, eliminating any heavy feeling underneath makeup. Added bonus: Physical Matte UV Defense wont cause breakouts for those with oily skin types because it’s non-comedogenic and non-acnegenic.

If You Have Normal/Combination Skin…
The key to having a great sunscreen that wears well underneath makeup is that it spreads evenly and absorbs into the skin quickly without leaving a white residue. SkinMedica Total Defense + Repair SPF 50 is a great broad spectrum sunscreen option for normal/combination skin types to wear underneath makeup without leaving the skin feeling greasy. This sunscreen takes its UV protection up a notch with its SOL-IR Advanced Antioxidant Complex, a trio of potent antioxidants that help protect the skin from harmful infrared rays while rejuvenating the skin. Added bonus: Total Defense + Repair SPF 50 will help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve the appearance of photodamage and is water/sweat resistant up to 80 minutes.

What About Sunscreen To Wear Over Foundation?
Need an easy way to reapply sunscreen throughout the day, without having to reapply your makeup application? Colorescience Sunforgettable Mineral Sunscreen Brush SPF 50 is a convenient, easy-to-use, self-dispensing powder sunscreen that makes sun protection application simple. This highly refined mineral formula is a physical broad spectrum sunscreen that can be safely used on the head, face, neck, chest and back of hands. Added bonus: Even in its powder form, Colorescience Sunforgettable Mineral Sunscreen is water-resistant and sweatproof for up to 80 minutes. Each brush contains a 90-day supply based on typical use.


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