Can I Reapply Sunscreen Over My Makeup?

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Now that summer is officially here, slathering on sunscreen every day is even more important to protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun. Just applying sunscreen in the morning isn’t enough. It’s also vital to reapply sunscreen during the day, especially if you’re spending time outdoors when the sun is out.

Reapplying sunscreen over makeup may seem tricky, but it’s doable. Here are tips on how to reapply sunscreen without ruining your makeup: 

If you’re worried about your foundation rubbing off when reapplying sunscreen, try using a beauty sponge. Dispense a bit of sunscreen onto the flat side of the sponge, and gently dab it across your face. Do it in sections for even application. Using a beauty sponge helps the sunscreen blend in easily so your makeup doesn’t get ruined. 

Reapplying sunscreen just got a lot easier thanks to sun sticks. Sun sticks like Abib’s Quick Sunstick Protection Bar are perfect for when you’re on the go. This sun stick glides smoothly over skin without leaving a sticky feeling, plus it won’t mess up your makeup. For extra soothing benefits, MediFlower’s Perfect CICA All Day Sun Stick features a blend of madecassoside and centella asiatica extracts. If you have dry skin and need a sun stick that provides both protection and hydration, VT’s Super Hyalon Water Sun Stick is a great option. Need a waterproof option? Try The Saem’s Eco Earth Waterproof Sun Stick.

Have you ever tried a sun cushion? If you’re an avid user of cushion foundations, you’ll love the idea of a sun cushion. Sun cushions offer sufficient protection against free radicals, making them ideal for SPF touch-ups. SCINIC’s Enjoy All Round Airy Sun Cushion is perfect for summer. In addition to providing sun protection, this sun cushion also soothes and hydrates skin, thanks to glacial water and madecassoside in its formula. To avoid smearing your makeup, gently pat the cushion instead of rubbing it against your skin.

While those with a dry complexion can benefit from a sun cushion, those with oily or acne-prone skin should opt for a sun powder instead. If your skin gets oily halfway through the day, you can count on an SPF powder to mattify skin and protect it from UV rays. MAXCLINIC’s Catrin Natural 100 Sunkill RX SPF46 PA+++ is lightweight and can be used over makeup. This sun powder controls excess sebum, so you don’t have to worry about your T-zone area getting shiny.

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