The importance of SPF in your makeup

The importance of SPF in your makeup

Today on #thepickup 🛍 we talk about why it is important to use SPF with our makeup? 

SPF has become has become such a hype these past two years and we are living for it 🤩

Why do you need to add this to your daily routine? 


Sunscreen has a lot of the benefits when it comes to wearing it every day! Not only does it help protect you from sun damage but it also prevents it from happening. Just think of it this way, Sun damage can cause wrinkles that appear quicker making you look older and creating saggy skin. SPF gives you that push to keep your skin elasticity looking younger!

Other benefits to ask?✨

  • Avoids hyper pigmentation and redness
  • Reduce the appearance of skin ageing and sunspots
  • Protects against sunburns
  • Protect you from UV, UVA and UVB rays
  • Reduce the risk of skin cancer
  • Helps prevent uneven skin tone
  • Premature ageing

And much more!


If you’re someone that likes to wear makeup under the sun you’ll definitely need to wear SPF.

Did you know that sunscreen can act like a primer? It’s actually quite sticky which allows your makeup to grip to your face during the Summer’s heat and humidity!

We mostly buy sunscreen in a liquid form instead of powder or spray, however when doing your makeup, you should apply it as a “primer” and “set it” with a spray or powder during the day for more protection.

SPF in makeup⁉ Some brands sell you the dream when they write on their product that it contains protection. Don’t be fooled! It’s a marketing technique. Just because it has protection elements, doesn’t actually mean it is sunscreen.


Here are 2 things to look out for when buying a foundation with SPF.

1- Unless, the ingredient is one of the first in its list, it doesn’t actually have any added benefits.

2- When looking for the perfect makeup product, make sure that it has SPF 30 and above or it’s useless to even waste your money.

Best Sunscreen and tinted sunscreens we recommend you pick up:


  • Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40 PA+++ (no white cast)
  • Innisfree Daily UV defence sunscreen SPF 36
  • Eucerin Age defence + hyaluronic acid SPF 50
  • Elta MD UV clear tinted broad spectrum SPF 46


Remember always protect yourself even while you’re indoor or on your phone and laptop. ✨✨

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