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Applying sunscreen is vital for redheads in the summertime, even when you’re wearing makeup. Lots of foundations have SPF in them, but it’s still a good idea to put extra SPF on. Here’s how to properly apply sunscreen over makeup so your face will be protected and your finish will be flawless. 

1. Make sure you’re using facial sunscreen

If you want a flawless finish and adequate coverage, make sure you’re using a sunscreen that’s create for the face. Body sunscreen can be greasy and cause your makeup to separate or have an uneven finish. Facial sunscreen will be the best for your skin and give you the coverage you need. 

‘Redhead Friendly’ broad-spectrum facial approved favorites:

 

2. Pick the right SPF

Facial sunscreen usually has an SPF between 30 and 50. Anything lower than 30 won’t really help you much unless layered with other SPF products. Make sure your sunscreen is broad-spectrum and opt for a sweat-proof sunscreen to ensure it stays through the heat.

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3. Determine where your sunscreen goes in your routine

The type of sunscreen product you are using will determine where it falls in your routine. If you’re using a liquid or spray-on sunscreen, apply it before your skincare and makeup. Make sure to allow the sunscreen to dry fully before applying other products. If you’re wearing a powder SPF you can dust this on at the end to finish off your look. 

‘Redhead Friendly’ approved powder SPF favorites:

4. Apply evenly and thoroughly

Make sure your sunscreen is applied in an even layer and you’ve applied it liberally to the face and neck. Don’t forget to sunscreen your ears, your eyelids and apply an SPF product to your lips. Allow your sunscreen to dry before moving on to other products.

5. Take proper sun protection precautions & always reapply!

Sunscreen should be reapplied every two hours, but that doesn’t mean you need to re-do your makeup that often. Use a powder SPF to touch up your face or spritz on an SPF setting spray as needed. It’s also smart to bring a hat for added sun protection. Don’t forget to reapply your lip SPF as it can wear off easily from eating, drinking, and talking. 

‘Redhead Friendly’ approved setting spray favorites:

 

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