Pros and Cons of SPF Makeup for Your Complexion

Reclining Attentive Beauty With SPF Makeup Pixibay Image
This attentive beauty took no chances with her complexion.


We subject our skin to damaging rays from the sun every time we leave our homes.  This is why it is so important to start with protecting our face with proper sun protection at an early age.  After all, the sooner we start, the less accumulated damage we can expect to experience later in life for a more youthful appearance.  Yet, is wearing SPF makeup alone enough to keep the skin safe?

The Method of Application May Hinder the SPF Benefit of Makeup


Though as helpful as SPF infused makeup may be or how high that SPF formula contains, you still may not be as protected as you think.  The reason is you may not be putting on enough of that SPF foundation or makeup if you tend to only apply it to certain spots on your face.

You also need to think about how evenly you applied that SPF makeup.  If you used a brush, sponge or fingers, how well did you layer?  Are you confident your strokes were uniform to distribute the makeup adequately enough or more possibly in other areas?

Makeup Fades Away During the Day That Could Fail to Give You Ample SPF Protection


Since makeup rests on the top layer of the skin, it fades away quicker through the day, which alters that protection.  This does not mean that SPF makeup isn’t valuable to preserving your beauty, it just means you might want to always start first with a layer of a chemical sunscreen with at least SPF 30.

For more about using SPF and your makeup, you might want to read my earlier post.



  1. Leanne
    June 21, 2018 / 4:42 am

    Great to know . I work outside so I try to limit the amount of sun I get on my face outside of work as well.

    • nuts4stuff
      June 21, 2018 / 5:35 am

      Yes, sun damage does accumulate through our lifetime. It is best to always try to take precautions to limit the amount of sun as possible.

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