Does Foundation Protect Your Skin from the Sun?

Everyone loves a dual-purpose product. Walking through the beauty aisle, it’s impossible to ignore all of the makeup lines that list sun protection factor (SPF) in their foundations. I used to believe that a dusting of only mineral makeup on my face would provide full coverage from the sun.

Regrettably, while these products may contain SPF, it’s hard to know how much protection you’re actually getting, since this varies with how much or how little product you use. Through my false sense of comfort, I was making my skin more vulnerable than I knew. Ideally, a makeup with sun protection should be used in conjunction with a moisturizer that has an SPF of at least 15. This provides two coats of necessary protection. Additionally, layering an antioxidant serum (like our Vitamin C Serum) under your moisturizer is another great way to help fight against free radicals.

How do you protect your skin from the sun?

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