Ask any dermatologist, and they’ll tell you that you should always wear sunscreen and reapply it every couple of hours – even on those cloudy days when the sun just refuses to come out. Sunscreen is also an essential part of any K-beauty skincare routine, typically the last step before makeup is applied. Wearing sunscreen is one of the best ways to protect your skin and keep it looking and feeling healthy at any age, but reapplying sunscreen over makeup can lead to some questions and concerns. We know that you don’t want to mess up the look you put so much time and effort into, but you also don’t want to leave your skin vulnerable to potentially damaging UV rays.
So, how do you reapply sunscreen over makeup? Here's everything you need to know:
Why is Sunscreen So Important?
Sunscreen is your skin’s best friend. It protects it from the sun’s potentially harmful UV rays, which are always present and can penetrate through cloud cover. As long as there is daylight, there are UV rays, so you should be reapplying sunscreen over makeup even on days that aren’t very bright and sunny. Prolonged exposure to these rays can cause premature signs of aging, dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and wrinkles, along with more serious problems like skin cancer. In addition to keeping your skin in the happy and healthy state you’ve achieved with your K-beauty skincare, sunscreen also lowers your risk of skin cancer.
Your Guide to Reapplying Sunscreen Over Makeup
Although reapplying sunscreen over makeup is important to protect your skin from UV rays on days when you’re spending a lot of time outside, you might not know how to do so. If you’re like most women, you apply sunscreen before putting on makeup and don’t to reapply it throughout the day because you don’t want to ruin the look. But don’t despair – reapplying sunscreen over makeup can be done in a few different ways that won’t smudge or smear it!
· Apply a powder sunscreen: Using a large brush, you can easily sweep some powder sunscreen across your face and neck without messing up your makeup. Powder sunscreens are especially great for very humid days, and many come in compact sizes that you can conveniently carry in a purse.
· Use spray sunscreen: Spray sunscreens won’t ruin your makeup but will need a little bit of time to dry. When applied with a great K-beauty skincare mist like Peach & Lily’s Glass Skin Veil Mist, you’ll keep your skin protected while also giving it an instant glass skin look along with hydration, antioxidants, and a variety of calming ingredients.
Regardless of which option you prefer, we recommend using a product with at least SPF 30, which will be able to block up to 97% of UV rays and only needs to be reapplied every three hours.
What If I’m Wearing Makeup with SPF?
If you regularly wear makeup with an SPF, you might be wondering if reapplying sunscreen over makeup is still necessary. The answer is yes, because you won’t want to be reapplying that SPF makeup product over and over again throughout the day. Doing so would leave you with a very thick, uncomfortable, unflattering makeup look that will cause you to sweat and likely clog your pores.
At Peach & Lily, caring for your skin is our greatest privilege. Thank you for trusting us with your skin care needs. Our mantra from day one has been 100% Worry Free™ – and that will never change.
Cheers to radiance, Peaches!