How To Re-Apply Sunscreen Without Messing Up Your Makeup
So I have to be honest with you girls and admit that I wasn't exactly the poster child for sunscreen back in the day.
I know...shocker...considering how much I preach about how I hide my face (and hands!) from the sun on a daily basis and how important it is to wear sunscreen everyday, even when it's cloudy!
I remember how obsessed I was with being tan. When my family and I used to go on family vacays my sister and I would actually (not admittedly, lol) have competitions who would get the darkest.
We would sprawl out on the beach or by the pool in the most sunny area of course (we would look where the sun is facing and lay right in front of the suns rays....yes that's how cray we were!) and NEVER (or only when we burned) put on sunblock.
Of course I always won this insane 'who can get darker' competition because I have a more olive skin tone compared to my sisters fair porcelain skin, so naturally it tanned easier.
I was so excited that I can get darker and oh... I was so obsessed with my golden goddess look!
Let's not even talk about the days when my girls and I would have plans to go out in the city and of course getting ready for that included a session in the tanning bed. Eeeeek! The thought of that makes me cringe now.
At that time I didn't realize what an idiot I was and how much damage I was doing! 🤦🏻♀️
Fast forward to now and you will NEVER catch me tanning anymore! It just isn't pretty! I'd rather be pale and wrinkle free then bronze with a ton of wrinkles and sun spots on my face!
I wear sunscreen everyday on my face, even when the sun is not out! I also reapply it every few hours when I am out so that I stay protected...
...even when I have full makeup on!
And no I don't ruin my makeup by applying cream sunscreen on top it. What a hot mess that would be!
There is a much simper way...
I mist it on!
Yup! It's a lifesaver and I am here to tell you that you need to buy one of these little setting makeup sunscreen mists today!
I use the SuperGoop! Defense Refresh setting mist ( I carry a tiny little bottle in my bag for easy and convenient application on the go). I love this because throughout the day if my make-up needs a little touch up, I just spray this on and viola! Just like that my shine and oiliness disappears all while protecting me with SPF 50! The formula includes rosemary and mint which leave a great smell and it's great for calming your skin and reducing redness.
Total game changer guys!
I have also heard great things about the Kate Somerville UncompliKated SPF 50 Soft Focus Makeup Setting Spray, but I have not yet personally tried it. This one is on my "try next" list and I will be sure to update you guys on my preference between these 2.
So ladies, no excuses when your all done up that you can't reapply sunscreen anymore! Get the little travel bottle, like I did and keep it in your bag along with the Supergoop sunscreen hand cream (your hands age quickly!). This way you can refresh your face and protect yourself from future sun damage.
Let me know if you tried the Kate Somerville one or any other brand that you liked? Xo!
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