Have you heard of sunscreen foundations? It is a new age hybrid skincare and makeup product that will make all your base makeup wishes come true. From blending seamlessly to protecting against sun damage, here’s everything you need to know about sunscreen foundations and why they deserve a spot in your makeup kit.
Sunscreen foundation is a base makeup product that comes with sun protection. A foundation that offers protection from sun damage, sunscreen foundations are great for doubling up on SPF during the day. These foundations usually come with protection ranging from SPF 15 to SPF 50. They are noncomedogenic and often have other skincare ingredients in their formulations as well.
Sunscreen foundation can offer a bunch of benefits to skin and makeup base. Here are my favourite benefits of using the product.
Sunscreen foundations are non comedogenic which means they will not clog my pores. Since it is a skincare and makeup hybrid owing to its sun protection properties, this product will ensure your base is breathable.
Infused With Skincare
Usually, sunscreen foundations come with other skincare ingredients too. Think soothing and hydrating hyaluronic acid or niacinamide. My face makeup feels much more comfortable to wear when I use such a foundation in my makeup routine.
Sunscreen foundations are formulated to last for long hours. They are sweat proof which means I don’t have to worry about my base makeup melting in the sun due to the heat.
Extra Sun Protection
Sunscreen foundations provide me with extra sun protection. This is great because sun damage makes the skin dull and accelerates the ageing process. The sunscreen foundations offer up anything between SPF 15 to SPF 50 to keep skin protected.
Anti Ageing Benefits
SPF is already an anti-ageing benefit, but sunscreen foundations often have more antioxidants in its formulations too. Antioxidants help fight signs of ageing and maintain the skin's youthful glow. These foundations provide coverage and skincare benefits.
Follow A CTM Routine
The most important part of a makeup routine is skincare. Cleanse with a mild face wash, spritz on a toner, and then use a lightweight moisturiser to keep the skin hydrated and plump.
Always apply broad spectrum sunscreen after moisturiser in the AM. Just because the foundation has SPF does not mean you skip applying sunscreen.
Apply primer to smoothen skin texture. It will also ensure base makeup lasts longer. My skin and base always look smoother when I use primer.
Blend On Sunscreen Foundation
Dot the sunscreen foundation all over the face and blend with your fingers, brush, or makeup sponge.
Serum-infused, 8 Hr+ Water-resistant Long-wear Foundation With SPF 30
This is a sunscreen foundation that comes with SPF 30 protection. It has a lightweight formula that blends like a dream and offers a soft focus and radiant finish. The foundation contains skincare ingredients like hyaluronic acid and vitamin E as well to keep the skin nourished and hydrated for long hours.
Sunscreen foundations are a great addition to any makeup kit. They offer skincare benefits, sun protection, and look oh so fabulous on the skin.
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