Is your foundation application messing up your sunscreen?
I was guilty of this for years. I’d put on my sunscreen and then go in with foundation straight away, rubbing the colour evenly all over my skin until every little flaw disappeared.
Little did I know that as I was blending in the colour, I was blending away the sunscreen…
How to apply foundation without messing up your sunscreen
It was John from The Triple Helixian who first pointed out the dangers of applying foundation over sunscreen mindlessly:
“I lightly stipple on my foundation. I never, EVER buff because that’ll risk moving or even removing the sunscreen underneath,” says John.
Makes sense. If you’re too rough or apply foundation in a way that causes it to move around, you’re leaving some areas of your face without sun protection.
John suggests stippling on foundation instead. Sure, it takes more time. But then again, what’s the point of putting on sunscreen if you’re removing it straight afterwards?
FYI, not all foundations work well with the stippling technique. For daytime, choose one that doesn’t set too quickly and is not too thick – or you’ll have a lot of blending to do!
Is your foundation application messing with your sunscreen?
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