Myth – Makeup with SPF is enough (Sharing SPF facts you need to know!)

Are you ready for summer? When I ask myself that question it usually involves working out and eating right, but in this case it’s all about my face. Is YOUR FACE ready for summer? Let me explain… did you know that you will experience at least 18 hours of sun exposure a week as part of a normal daily routine? Over time those hours add up and when they do you know what that means… wrinkles or even increased risk of skin cancer! So, what is holding you back from taking care of your skin?

Is makeup with SPF enough?
I never leave home without applying Olay Sun Face Sunscreen + Shine Control with SPF 35!

Myth – Makeup with SPF is enough

By now you know how important wearing SPF is, but you probably already think you have it covered. I mean a lot of you wear makeup that has SPF in it, but here’s something you may not know… it’s probably not adequately covering your skin. I only know this because when I visited the Olay labs in Cincinnati, I asked a toooon of questions. And I was surprised to learn that to get enough coverage you would have to use at least 1 to 2 teaspoons. That’s a lot of makeup!

How to apply SPF… correctly

So, let’s say you do wear a sunscreen every day. Are you putting it on correctly? While speaking to the Olay scientists I learned something else that I had never really thought about… application. In the morning we’re generally all in a rush. Let’s say you wake up and rinse your face, apply sunscreen, then immediately apply your foundation/concealer. If that’s the case, and you used a sponge or brush to apply your makeup, then you probably rubbed off your SPF accidentally.


And if you use a blending sponge like me, I bet you didn’t know that either. So tomorrow change your routine. After washing your face, put on your SPF and let it dry. COMPLETELY. I usually put it on and then go make coffee or check my emails. After a couple minutes you can then proceed to apply your makeup. That way your skin will be protected and you’re not accidentally removing all your SPF!

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Get an SPF that you actually love!

I bet you hate the feel of sunscreen. I know what you mean… I do too! That’s why I’m loving Olay Sun Face Sunscreen + Shine Control with SPF 35. It glides onto the skin seamlessly and leaves a matte finish. It also absorbs quickly too and will leave you shine-free… which is much appreciated during those long hot summer days. So just apply, let it dry, and you’re good to go. Whether it’s off to work, a patio lunch, or a lazy day lying in the sun… no matter what, you’re protected!