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Relying on Sunscreens in Makeup

Can I use my makeup as sunscreen to prevent my skin from aging?


No, studies show that under typical conditions, the sunscreen in makeup yields an SPF of less than 4 (due to the relatively small amount applied) and wears away within a few hours to leave your skin fundamentally unprotected.

Use a dedicated sunscreen product as a moisturizer and forget the notion that SPF in makeup is photoprotective under real-world conditions — it can only provide a small amount of benefit supplementary to sunscreen only.

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