What is the correct way to apply it?

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Registered: 10-03-2013
What is the correct way to apply it?
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Wed, 05-21-2014 - 3:22pm

I always wonder what is the correct order to apply sunscreen on your face if before ur moisturizer or after the moisturizer.

I know that your make up  foundation will come at last.

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Wed, 05-21-2014 - 4:02pm

Hi! My SIL works at a dermatologist's office. The order is always medication > moisturizer > sunscreen > foundation, makeup. This is so medication will penetrate first, without being affected by the sunscreen. If you aren't using a medication of any kind (this includes OTC acne medicine) then it doesn't matter so much moisturizer or sunscreen first. Personally, my moisturizer has sunscreen in it, so I put that on first, then sunscreen, then makeup (if I'm doing an extra amount of sun time). HTH!!


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Thu, 05-22-2014 - 12:29pm

No I dont use medication but the regimen I use always in the morning before going to work is always moisturizer or wrinkle cream  first then the sunsncreen comes after.

Sometimes the problem with sunscreen is that due to it is a white cream your face will end up white when you put the foundation or make up sicne sunscreen comes after.

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Wed, 05-28-2014 - 8:16am

Nana0071 wrote:

No I dont use medication but the regimen I use always in the morning before going to work is always moisturizer or wrinkle cream first then the sunsncreen comes after.

Sometimes the problem with sunscreen is that due to it is a white cream your face will end up white when you put the foundation or make up sicne sunscreen comes after.



If you're still seeing white then you're not rubbing it in well enough. Foundation is after sunscreen so you shouldn't see any white at all.