Protecting Your Face From Skin Damage: Why the Numbers Don't Add Up by Cheryl Leahy

Makeup Skin Care
5 months ago
Protecting Your Face From Skin Damage: Why the Numbers Don't Add Up

Simple math would prove that 30 plus 15 equals 45, right? Not so when using sunscreen and makeup with SPF.

  • If your sunscreen has SPF 30 and your makeup has SPF 15, your total SPF is still 30, not 45.
  • The highest value of one product is the highest SPF you can achieve.
  • Also, using just the SPF in your foundation is generally not enough, since most people use foundation sparingly compared to regular sunscreen. 

Your best bet? Grab a sunscreen made for the face with the highest SPF you can find. You can fake a gorgeous glow with self-tanner instead of damaging UV rays!

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Tribe
Thanks for breaking this down for me as I never really understood it.
DAC Developments
Thanks for Sharing, very informative !

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