BEFORE SPF REAPPLICATION COMES APPLICATION
If the day’s UV rating is three or above, don’t even think about leaving the house (or sitting next to a window, for that matter) without an even spread of broad-spectrum SPF30+ or 50+. Do this and you're covered for the first two hours after application.
The good news is you've got choices when it comes to sunscreen! Do you prefer a physical or chemical formula? A physical (or mineral) sunscreen reflects some UV rays and absorbs others, while chemical sunscreens absorb all rays, so it comes down to personal preference.
Whichever one you choose, make sure it’s a primary sunscreen and use it every day! Don't just rely on SPF in your foundation; foundations are classified as secondary SPFs and the quantity you apply versus that of your primary SPF just won't cut it.
HOW TO REAPPLY SUNSCREEN OVER MAKEUP
If you’re wearing cream makeup products and no powders of any kind, good news: you can easily go over the top with a liquid or cream sunscreen without worrying about a texture mash-up.
Your optimal reapplication tool? A low absorbency beauty sponge. Keep one (or more) in your bag, car or desk drawer, and use it to press your liquid or cream sunscreen over the top of your makeup. A sponge makes for effortless reapplication no matter where you are (or where you’re going). A microfibre sponge won’t absorb or transfer the makeup already on your face. Use a sponge with MECCA COSMETICA To Save Face SPF50+ Superscreen and carefully dab it into your skin, ensuring you don’t miss any areas.
And if you happen to find yourself sponge-less and beneath the sun’s rays, don’t fret – your hands will do the trick. Spread the sunscreen into your hands and gently press (don’t rub!) the sunscreen into your skin.
You can also select sunscreen based on your skin type, whether it's a moisturising formula for dry skin, or a mattifying one for combination skin.
*ALWAYS READ THE LABEL AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS FOR USE. Sunscreen is only one form of sun protection. Avoid prolonged sun exposure and reapply as directed.