Beauty BS: Foundation with SPF is good enough.


A lot of people I have met both professionally and personally have the misconception that wearing a foundation or BB cream with an SPF in it is enough to protect your skin from ageing and possible CANCER. . . that is a no from me. . . and many, if not all, medical professionals.

The way foundation is formulated and intended to be used just does not coincide with the proper use of SPF. For an SPF to be effectively protect you, you need to apply about a quarter of a teaspoon’s worth of product onto your face (half a teaspoon if you’re including the neck). You also have to re-apply SPF at roughly two hour intervals during the day, if you are outside or in the sun. That is A LOT of SPF! Foundation is not formulated to be used in the same quantities or to be reapplied as often, and will probably not look very good if you do!


Honestly, what is best is to apply a Broad Spectrum SPF 30 to 50 under your foundation, and other makeup, in the morning and to find an SPF you are comfortable applying over your makeup during the day. It may feel a bit strange at first but you will get the hang of it very quickly. You can find a blog post I did about applying Makeup over SPF here.

I just have to mention that it is necessary to wear SPF everyday no matter if its overcast, raining or in the dead of winter. It is a habit that you need to maintain . . . much like brushing your teeth in the morning.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today, let me know in the comment section down below what your favourite tip for applying makeup over SPF is.

Have a beautiful day.





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