Wearing makeup and serums can give your appearance a nice boost, but it doesn’t offer protection for your skin. This is where sunscreen can help - Sunscreen can reduce your chances of skin cancer and other damage from the sun’s powerful rays.
You’ll want to apply your makeup before your sunscreen the first time around, but then throughout the day, you’ll still need to reapply it. In this article, we’ll give you all the tips and tricks you need for how to reapply sunscreen and protect your skin while leaving your makeup looking as good as ever.
Applying Moisturizer with Sunscreen
If you’re someone who wears moisturizer, you might be wondering if you should apply your moisturizer first or your sunscreen. The answer is that it’s based on personal preference! It’s up to you to decide which feels best, whether that’s moisturizer before sunscreen or sunscreen before moisturizer.
Sunscreen and Your Makeup
Sunscreen should always be applied before makeup the first time it’s being applied that day. Simply rub a small amount of organic sunscreen onto your face (including your jawline and hairline) and then apply your makeup.
And remember, no matter how much makeup you apply, it does not protect your skin from the sun.
How To Reapply Sunscreen Over Makeup
Use a Sponge
Reapplying sunscreen over your makeup is surprisingly quick and easy. The secret to reapplying without messing up your makeup is to use a sponge. Simply place some organic sunscreen on the sponge and press it onto your face.
A Small Amount Goes a Long Way
A small amount of organic sunscreen will go a long way, so opt for a light amount (rather than thick) when dotting it on your face.
It’s a good idea to reapply the sunscreen every two hours for ultimate protection. If you’re going to be in the direct sun for the entire day, you might want to consider removing your makeup halfway through the day and reapplying both the organic sunscreen and makeup completely.
Pro Tip: The Type of Sunscreen You Apply Matters
Make sure you apply sunscreen that is SPF 30 or higher, is water-resistant, and broad-spectrum. You’ll also want to apply the sunscreen 15 minutes before going outside. Following these tips will make sure you have the most protection.
If you have any concerns about combining your sunscreen with prescription facial products, you should speak with your dermatologist for instructions.
What To Look For In Your Sunscreen
Unlike sunscreens loaded with chemicals, organic sunscreen with natural ingredients will leave your skin feeling and looking grease-free. So try to make sure your sunscreen has natural, certified organic ingredients that are top-rated by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and include the below:
- Coconut Oil
- Neem Oil
- Sunflower Seed Oil
- Zinc oxide
- Vitamin E
- Polyhydroxystearic Acid (plant-derived and non-toxic, it’s used to stabilize our sunscreen and create a smooth even coverage)
- Water and sweat-resistant (up to 80 minutes)
- Broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection
- Uncoated pure zinc oxide
- Cruelty-free, reef safe, biodegradable
Organic Skincare Ingredients with Butterbean
Butterbean Organics strives to make products that are safe for every customer. By packing our products with nutrients and antioxidants instead of harsh chemicals, including our SPF 30 sunscreen, we are able to provide customers with clean, skin-nourishing items that are perfect for anyone. The natural and botanical ingredients that make up our product line provide a pleasant, uplifting smell that any person would prefer over supermarket products.
Our organic skincare products are FDA compliant and have been tested on human subjects with FDA-approved laboratory procedures.
By infusing all of our products with nutrients and antioxidants that naturally provide protection to the customer, we are able to avoid hazardous chemicals that many other skin brands tend to use. Butterbean Organics is dedicated to providing chemical-free and effective products in a way that provides benefit to both the people that use them and the environment that they are used in. We take skincare beyond the product, reconnecting customers with nature through Organic ingredients that can not be replicated in a lab.