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Before or After?

Posted by momrox (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 21, 05 at 17:51

When do you apply sunscreen to your face, before you put on makeup or after, on top of the makeup? Before you put on moisturizer or after? I guess the main thing is to make sure you put it on, but just wondering what works best for others.

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RE: Before or After?

For me it's after moisturizer, before makeup.

RE: Before or After?

Like Donna - between moisturizer and makeup. In the summer, I use a tinted moisturizer with sunscreen.

RE: Before or After?

most of my moisturizers already have sunscreen in them, and they get applied first.

RE: Before or After?

my moisturizer has a sunscreen in it already. But if it didn't, I'd do like Donna does.

RE: Before or After?

I would think that putting the sunscreen on after you've put your makeup on would mess up your makeup. I'm with Shaun, Joann, and Donna -- after moisturizer, before makeup. Sometimes I skip the moisturizer, and just use the sunscreen, then makeup. Like Shaun's, my moisturizer contains sunscreen, but the SPF is somewhere in the 8-15 range. Not good enough to use by itself.

I've had three "bouts" of skin cancer (two squamous cell and one basal cell) on my face, from all the sun I got as a kid. I figure I'll be dead by the time any new sun exposure would cause problems, but why chance it? The sunscreen I use on my face now has an SPF of 58, and I get it at my dermatologist's office. Contains titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, which my doc says a good sunscreen must have.

Hmmm... Just looked at the box the stuff comes in, and see they have a web site, where you can buy it online. The stuff I use is called COTZ (Contains Only Titanium & Zinc).

Here is a link that might be useful: Total Block Sunscreen Products

RE: Before or After?

I can't put multiple products on like that - I'll break out and feel awfully greasy to boot. My daily moisturizer has sunscreen in it and I don't wear liquid foundation. I'm using Bare minerals powder foundation now (when I want the coverage) and it also includes sunscreen.

I also wear hats to protect my face and hair here in Southern California. The hats are far more effective than any sunscreen. I do use sunscreen lotion on my hands - don't forget about your hands.

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