The majority of people know that sun can damage our skin producing wrinkles, but far most important is to protect it against skin cancer.
How to choose the best sunscreen?
The Skin Cancer Foundation advises people to use a moisturizer containing broad-spectrum sunscreen (which means it blocks both UVA and UVB rays) with an SPF rating of at least 15. Ingredients such as zinc oxide, avobenzone (Parsol 1789) or ecamsule (Mexoryl), combined with octocrylene and avobenzone work best with makeup and provide broad spectrum sun protection.
Is the sunscreen found in the makeup products enough to prevent cancer and wrinkles?
Makeup does not provide enough coverage. You need to use seven times the normally used amount of foundation and 14 times the normally used amount of powder to get the Sun Protection Factor (SPF) on the label, therefore you need the real sunscreen to do the job. It is always tempting to wear the makeup with SPF 15 and be on the road. Think twice though, this could be dangerous.
How do I apply the layers of protection?
Just make sure the application of sunscreen will be part of your daily care routine. Just start applying a thin, even coat, approximately one teaspoon for face and neck including ears, decollete areas if exposed. Don’t forget your lips and the skin around your eyes. Then, let sunscreen soak into the skin and dab the excess with tissue. After you finish applying sunscreen, wash the residue off of your hands before applying makeup. Just remember that if you are swimming or in the outdoors you should reapply the sunscreen every two to three hours.