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How to apply sunscreen over makeup?

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Hi all

 

Please suggest a good make up routine for acne prone skin . ( Make up foundation , concelar compact , suncsreen and moisturiser )  Also how do you apply Sunscreen with Make up ?

 

 

 

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Ha ha @keepcalmandcureacne you’re funny! 🙂

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I have searched all over the web for the answer to this question. The only solution is this:

– If you are planning for long sun exposure like going for outdoor picnic, then try to use minimum makeup – put high SPF sunscreen – Use powder product to conceal and even out your skin – You can always use powder for touch-ups. I prefer Mac Powder plus foundation. It makes the skin more even toned. And i recently learnt how to use it with a damp brush to make it long lasting. When you need to reapply the sunscreen – spray your face with water – i use Evian water spray – but you can fill your own distilled water in a travel spray bottle – wipe with a napkin and reapply both – sunscreen and powder. This is what i did all through my holiday. It kept me looking fresh and i did not get any tanning. I also carried bioderma sebium H2O in a small spray bottle and used a napkin to wipe my makeup with it if needed.

– If you are planning to sweat in the sun – then apply only sunscreen and some concealer with SPF (Mac concealers have SPF). Avoid any other makeup. You would need to wash your face before reapplying sunscreen.

– If you want to stay indoors, like in office, then do your whole make-up routine in the morning. Then right before leaving the office, you can wash your face and do sunscreen+powder in the afternoon before stepping out.

Hope this helps.

 

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You need to mention your skin type for that. Oily , combination , dry? (With acne prone skin , it1s hardly in the’normal’ phase.so. left that out. )

Sunscreen should be the 1st product to go on the face. Wash face . Put it on. (I dont put moisturiser , sunscreen`s enough – I have oily skin. ) Let it dry. Put on a primer (colorbar primer – people are recommending this ) and then a foundation (check out the ones listed in this blog) , then set with a light powder (it can be compact or loose powder. ) and you are set.

Toilet papers come in handy for blotting by the way.

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@keepcalmandcureacne, I think she is asking about reapplication of sunscreen with makeup on. Whether do we need to remove all makeup and reapply sunscreen? Or would blotting with tissue do? But blotting with tissue and reapplying when the makeup is still on would clog pores and also spoil the makeup. Removing makeup and again starting all over again is a big task. What is the best solution?

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Hiya gswey, you read my mind because y’day’s post was going to be a full-face makeup kit for acne prone skin, right up to the lip liner. But it was replaced by the bronzer post at the last minute. Keep your ear to the ground, it’s coming. 🙂

As for re-applying sunscreen on top of foundation etc. yeah that’s a bit tricky. One solution is to use Sebamed Sun Care Spray sunscreen. Just hit search on the right and you’ll find discussions about it. Or message @lalitha about this spray thingy. She mentioned it first.

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Even neutrogena has spray sunscreens – there`s a wet skin and a sports version as well. Why cant we have such spray products here? at reasonable prices? And I doubt the sebamed one is actually a spray – it might as well be runny liquid outta nozzle like the lotus spf 50 spray. What a disappointment.

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Hey you , indian brands , please put your sunscreen (with more UVA protection – that means less tanning and also UVB protection ) in an aerosol can for christsake.I mean krishna`s sake. or whichever god you follow. Thank you. Much love. <3

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Oh and dont put any naughty comedogenic ingredients there okay ? ^_^

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Yes Keepcalm, you said it right!! the Sebamed Spray is not in an aerosol form nevertheless it is kind of useful when you want to use it on your body. But the issue is when you spray it, the sunblock pretty much sprays all over the place , on the mirror, on the shelves , so all your walls & furniture would be getting protection from sun:)

@gswey – I use the spray into my hands & use two to three pumps of it & then use like a regular sunscreen by dotting it on the face & slightly spreading it across. If you are thinking of spraying it on the face in between your day, then sorry, think again, not the best of Ideas!!

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Another option is to use a bronzer or finishing powder with high SPF.

I have seen Phsyician’s formula with an spf of 50 that can be used as touch ups during the afternoons etc. Gives a wonderful glow & serves the dual purpose of SPF plus your touch up before stepping out in the sun.

Bioderma has a compact with SPF 50 that is available in India in neutral shade. it is more of a powder foundation like MAC that needs to be used with a slightly wet sponge. I would think this application of powder/compact would be more comfortable & easy as compared to washing or re applying sunscreen as we may end up looking patchy in places.

Of course needless to mention that we need to check the comedogenicity first!!

 

 

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Thanks all  for your suggestions . I know its such a pain when we travel outdoors or when we are on a holiday its so tuff to apply make up all over again when we do sunscreen re application .

I will be only outdoors  , i am travelling to goa and with my regimen my skin is more photosensitive now  any suggestions for SPF 50 or high protection non comedogenic suncscreens ? i use suncrose and suncote which is like max SPF 30 here in bangalore weather .

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I agree with the minimal makeup plus powder foundie regime. *thumbs up form my side*.

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Last time i travelled i used Sebamed sunscreens spf 30 and 50 – both are very good and light weight. They are waterproof as well. The spray nozzle is not that useful as it gives out the product in a spurt and not evenly, but it is very watery so it is easy to apply without the white cast. You can spray it on your hands and then apply anywhere you wish. LD is right, if you spray directly on the body, it will make everything else around whitish.

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Hi Gswey, you could try the Dermacolor camouflage cream with their setting powder before hitting the sun/beach whatever. They claim that is remains waterproof for 12 hours & is even swim proof, sweat proof & completely protects your skin from UV radiation. You could first apply the Sebamed SPF 30 & then layer this cream & finish with their setting powder. You are pretty much done for the day then. No touch ups, no reapplication required. You could carry the setting powder with you & touch up with it in the middle of the day if you like.

The only caveat is the availability of this powder in your area.  Let me know if it worked well & if you are able to find it.

 

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@anuja, can you please share like how do u apply the mac studio fix wet /damp? thank u 🙂

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hih, which one do you think is better, bioderma or sebamed sunscreen ?i

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Lavanya, there are many links on youtube on how to use it wet. You just need a travel size spray bottle, spritz some water on your powder brush and apply it as you would when it is dry. I liked the video by gossmakeupartist on Youtube.

I liked Sebamed sunscreen better than suncote as it doesn’t make my skin sooo shiny. LD would have to tell about Bioderma.

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@LD, i forgot to ask you, how did the Bioderma White Objective Serum work out for you?

 

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I believe neutrogena spray sunscreen is available here as well…my friend said she loved it..she gets tanned really easily…and this spray helped her alot..bt thn she hs “normal” skin…no pimply-fruit cake face

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