If you've ever been confused about the ins and outs of SPF for the face, especially while wearing makeup at the same time, we've got you covered — Dr. Neil Sadick provides some clarification on the topic, along with a few tips on what we should be doing to make our SPF all the more effective:
Do you have any tips on how we can apply sunscreen on top of makeup without making a mess? You should not apply sunscreen on top of makeup; makeup should be applied over sunscreen.
What SPF level do you recommend for the face? 30+.
Is wearing makeup that contains SPF enough, or do we need to be adding extra protection? There should be additional sunblock applied as there is not enough protection from just makeup if you are going to have significant sun exposure.
How often do we need to reapply sunscreen on our faces throughout the day? Is once in the morning all we need? Every four to six hours is recommended or after excess sweating, i.e. immediately following sports or swimming.
Pictured: Bobbi Brown Blush Brush ($90) and Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Sunscreen ($17.99).