We’re residing in a golden age of sunscreen; any magnificence aisle will let you know as a lot. The choices have expanded exponentially, the safety components are a lot improved, and formulation are higher, er, formulated. You possibly can put on an SPF serum, an SPF basis, an SPF eyeshadow, lip balm, setting spray, scalp moisturizer, hand cream… However on that word I’ve a query: do you truly put on any of these non conventional sunscreens? I’ll go first with a convincing no.

Name me old-fashioned, however I like my SPF like I like my espresso: unadulterated and barely overpriced. My sunscreen at all times follows my moisturizer (or serum) and precedes any make-up utility. Add-ons like antioxidants and tints are effective, as long as they don’t seem to be the principle present; i.e. I favor an SPF with vitamin C and never a vitamin C ampule with SPF, if that is smart. To me, if a sunscreen is a part of say, a serum, then I begin to marvel in regards to the serum. Is it any good? Why does it want an SPF? Is SPF even agreeable with no matter concentrated ingredient the serum provides? Make-up drums up a special fear. Will the colour oxidize because it’s blended with SPF? (In my expertise, basis with SPF tends to tackle an orange tinge.) To not point out the query of why does make-up want SPF in any respect? Absolutely I’ll by no means pile on sufficient SPF-laced blush to fulfill the edge of ample safety.

Sunscreen utilized over my on a regular basis moisturizer or serum is simply easier to me. It’s my tried-and-true every day apply that I do know I can’t screw up. However perhaps I’m alone right here—what say you? Are you into SPF exhibiting up in different kinds of merchandise? Inform me if I am behind the instances!

—Ashley Weatherford

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