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She took her damn time, but it looks like summer is finally here! And now that our BFF the sun is back, it’s only normal that we want to enjoy her company as much as we can. But unfortunately our best friend is also a bit of a backstabbing bitch… Because no matter how good it feels to sit/walk/lie/play/do whatever in the sun, the effect of the sun’s rays on our skin is incredibly damaging and irreversible. Ah, but that’s why we use sunscreen lotion! True, but for me (and probably for many other ladies out there) that is easier said than done. You need to reapply sunscreen lotion every few hours, and that is not so easy when you’re wearing make-up. Ever tried putting sunscreen lotion on a face full of make-up? You can say bye bye to your concealer and foundation, your blush will be sitting somewhere on your chin, and god knows where your eyeshadow will end up. So obviously constantly reapplying sunscreen lotion is not always an option. But leaving your skin unprotected isn’t either of course. Big dilemma. Fortunately the SPF 45 Sunscreen powder from e.l.f.’s Studio line can help solve that dilemma.
Tell me more!
The e.l.f. SPF 45 Sunscreen powder is a loose light beige powder that contains SPF 45 and protects the skin against the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays. You can use the powder over your foundation in the morning to set your make-up, but you can also use it to mattify your skin throughout the day. That’s great, especially during the hot sweaty summer months. And because the powder contains SPF 45, you can also use it to protect your skin from the sun.
So I can skip the sunscreen lotion and just use the powder instead then?
Well, sunscreen lotion will always be more efficient. You use a lot more of it and you really put a protective film over your skin with sunscreen lotion. You would never apply that much powder, and that lowers its efficiency a bit. But every little bit helps of course. What I personally do is I apply sunscreen lotion before I put on my moisturizer in the morning, and then after I put on my foundation I set my make-up with the e.l.f. SPF 45 Sunscreen powder. And I reapply it once or twice during the day. My skin is oily so I need to reapply powder anyway to keep my skin matte. And when for example I spend a whole afternoon drinking cocktails in the sun, I regularly put on an extra layer of powder.
Pffff, such a hassle…
No, it really isn’t. You just shake the jar, run the powder puff over your face, and you’re done. It takes less than a minute, and you’ll be more protected against the sun again. It really takes very little effort.
Doesn’t your face look horribly cakey after so many reapplications?
The powder is lightweight and very fine, and it looks invisible on the skin. People with dry skin might have to be a bit more careful with it, but for people with combination or oily skin this powder is perfect. After a few hours the sebum in your skin will have absorbed all or most of the powder you initially applied, so when you reapply the powder it will look anything but cakey. The powder has an invisible naturally matte finish and keeps your skin looking nice and fresh.
Using sunscreen lotion is still the best way to protect yourself from the sun, but the e.l.f. SPF 45 Sunscreen powder can definitely increase your sun protection and can help keep your skin healthy and wrinkle-free. The powder also works great as a setting and mattifying powder, so it’s the perfect all-in-one powder. As far as I am concerned, the e.l.f. SPF 45 Sunscreen powder is a real must-have for summer.
Is a face powder with SPF something you’d use? How do you protect your skin from the sun?