If you have ever had the misfortune of seeing someone with a sunburn or a burning sensation in the face or head, you’ve probably noticed that some makeup is actually bad for you.
While the exact composition of your skin’s natural sunscreen may vary depending on where you live, the ingredients are mostly the same and most often, the product contains some form of mineral or phytochemical sunscreen.
“Sunscreen is a good sunscreen, but it’s only as good as your sunscreen,” says dermatologist and makeup artist Alia Zimbalist.
“You don’t want to use a lot of sunscreen.”
If you’re looking for a more affordable alternative, makeup artist Jessica Zumbricki offers the following tips for keeping your makeup in the sun: Keep it out of direct sunlight Avoid sunscreens that contain mineral or phosphorous in their ingredients.
Instead, make sure you use a product with a non-polarizing sunscreen ingredient, such as zinc oxide, zinc oxide dioxide, zinc hydroxide, zinc dioxide, and zinc oxide (or any other sunscreen ingredient) that doesn’t contain any of these elements.
These types of products contain fewer active ingredients, so the sun will be less likely to penetrate your skin and cause irritation.
Limit your exposure to the sun While most of us will always want to keep our makeup out in the shade, it’s important to be aware of the risk that sun exposure poses to your skin.
“If you think you’re going to get sunburns, you should probably wear sunscreen,” Zumbricksi says.
“But you can’t be doing everything you can to prevent sunburn, because that could result in your skin getting irritated.”
Avoid makeup that contains UV rays Avoid products that contain UV-blocking materials, such and sunscreen, or that contain ingredients that cause skin irritation.
Sunscreen and UV filters are usually the safest way to protect skin.
But the sun can also be harmful to your eyes and eyesight.
“I’ve noticed that the more I’ve been in the outdoors, the more it makes me really anxious to get home and shower,” Zampar says.
So when you’re in a public location, it might be wise to limit your exposure.
“There’s an increased risk of getting sunburn due to sun exposure,” she says.
Consider using sunscreen when the sun is low in the sky and it’s very clear If the sun has just set and it feels cloudy, you may be tempted to use sunscreen.
“That’s a good thing to avoid,” Zimbricksis says.
But sunscreen is also good for protecting against the sun’s harmful UV rays.
“A sunscreen is not really good for your skin because it’s made up of a lot more sunscreen than it is a sunscreen,” she explains.
“Don’t wear clothing that is designed to provide a barrier to the UV rays or you could burn your skin.” “
Sunscreen will protect your skin against UV rays, but you can wear sunscreen if you want to,” she advises.
“Don’t wear clothing that is designed to provide a barrier to the UV rays or you could burn your skin.”
Stay hydrated If a cold or other weather conditions are looming, it can be helpful to make sure your skin is moisturized.
“It’s very important to stay hydrated,” Zillerts advises.
And while sunscreen is a great way to keep your skin hydrated, it may not be a complete solution.
“As the sun warms up, it’ll make the skin even more hydrated and it may become even more moisturized,” she adds.
“The skin is always going to be a little bit dry.”
Be aware of your UV exposure habits As your skin gets darker, it needs to be protected from harmful ultraviolet rays, which can cause skin cancer.
Zampars recommends avoiding wearing sunscreen or sunscreen products that may irritate your skin, including: sunscreen with a pH-neutral sunscreen ingredient such as azelaic acid, zinc chloride, zinc sulfate, or zinc oxide that doesn’ t contain any minerals, phytochemicals, or other UV-producing elements.
If your skin feels dry or you have a burning or irritation sensation, Zampos suggests avoiding the sun for a few hours before bed or when you get home.
“For most people, it will help prevent sun damage,” she suggests.
When using sunscreen, Zimbas says you should wear it only under very specific conditions.
For example, when you need to be outside and sunburned, she says it’s better to use the sunscreen in the evening, when the skin is already hydrated.
And if you’re using sunscreen for sunburn prevention, Zimbris says it should be used at least twice a day.
Don’t overuse sunscreen