Sunscreen with Makeup

Sunscreen, as its name, suggests is a screen or a block to sun’s rays. The sunscreen may be in a form of lotion, gel, cream, spray or foam. These are applied to protect from harmful UV rays emitted by the sun. Sunscreens help in suntans and daily use may decrease skin issues.


Protecting your skin from harmful rays of the sun is very important as these rays can result in sunburns. The effect of sun rays may depend on the exposure to the sun, intensity of UV rays emitted, etc. There are a wide variety of sunscreens available in the market for suiting all types of skin conditions. 

When can we use sunscreens?

Sunscreens are used for specific seasons whereas it should be used for the entire year. One who is exposed to sun or move around in day at probably around 10 a.m to 4 p.m. (sun active time) is supposed to apply sunscreens 30 minutes before they head out. Sunscreens have SPF ratings that help to choose the required sunscreen. The higher the SPF (Sun Protection Factor), the higher is its benefits.

Sunscreens in Makeup 

Makeup is a set of procedures to make yourself look impressive in all ways and you cannot take any chances. There are a number of questions relating to sunscreens in makeup, like

Can we use sunscreen in makeup? If so, How to use sunscreen in makeup? Etc.

 Yes, we can use sunscreen in makeup. For this, we have to 

  • Carefully choose a sunscreen that suits our face. 
  • Apply two extra layers using:

              Moisturizer with good SPF (between SPF 15 to SPF 50)

               A Facial sunscreen

Sunscreens over makeup is a method with more options in the market. There are enormous products that contain zinc oxide, titanium dioxide which is good sun blockers and are free from toxins. The options you pick and the procedures you take up are to help you in attaining a good sun protection look. 

Let’s see the steps involved in the two methods of using sunscreen in makeup.

Steps  using a sunscreen with makeup

  1. Apply Sunscreen

The first thing before makeup may be applying moisturizer but here for the extra layer protection, we use sunscreen. Apply sunscreen on the entire face and blend it massaging gently well. Concentrate more on areas that are exposed more to the sun. After completing this, repeat the above step.

  1. Apply Moisturizer

A Moisturizer with SPF works as a multi-tasking cream. 

  1. Apply Makeup

Apply foundation all over your face and neck after the above two steps and they apply any other required details like lipstick, eye makeup, etc.

  1. Finish Line

Once your makeup is done, secure this look using a setting spray. Setting spray with SPF helps to maintain your makeup and spreads an extra layer for protection from the sun. 

Steps to use sunscreen over makeup

 Powder Sunscreen

 You can opt for a powder sunscreen as these are water-resistant and are capable of controlling facial oil. Take some powder sunscreen and apply it all over using a makeup brush evenly. 

Spray Sunscreen

Setting Spray with SPF and Spray sunscreens are easy to use. You can just spray it over your face and let it dry.


One can use Compact powders with SPF, Mineral Makeup powder with SPF, Translucent powder with SPF to secure the makeup look and enhance sun protection.


 Whatever be the procedures of makeup e choose, the most prominent thing one has to focus on is the products used. Choose the right product let it be sunscreens, moisturizers, setting sprays, other makeup powders, etc. Products used should be apt to one’s skin type and requirement.

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