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06-29-09 | Posted by


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SHOULD I BUY A SELF TANNER WITH AN SPF?

I am not really an advocate of sunscreens with self tanner ingredients . For proper use of sunscreens you need to re-apply every  2 hours . SPF 6o will not save your skin unless you apply diligently! So if you are using sunscreen properly and re-apply as directed how are you going to control the depth of “color” you get from your self- tanner? Use self-tanner as desired separate from your SPF. Then you can get the proper product for face aka your skin concern and one that is more moisturizing for your body.

Apply evenings before you go to sleep. Make sure you let dry and don’t ruin new designer sheets . Apply SPF daily UNDER your make-up  SPF 15 M-F working days and SPF 30 week-ends. WE LOVE LA ROCHE POSAY because it contains Mexoryl UVA protector.

DO I NEED A SUNSCREEN IF MY MAKEUP HAS AN SPF?

You sure do unless you are putting on a 1/2 teaspoon of make-up spread all over you face ! We all want our make-up to look natural so if you are applying your make-up properly you are not applying it as a sunscreen. Makeup with an SPF is better then nothing at all but certainly does not substitute for an SPF applied before make-up application. I much prefer the “all in one ” products aka moisturizer with an SPF or a Matte finish SPF if you have oily skin.

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