How Much Sunscreen? How Often? How To Reapply Over Makeup?

Answering your most “burning” sunscreen questions! Thanks for watching!

Why Use Sunscreen?

Sunscreen has been proven to prevent skin cancer. In the US, skin cancer is diagnosed more often than lung cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer and prostate cancer combined. Using sunscreen every day, all year round can reduce your risk of getting skin cancer by 40-50%.

Sunscreen use also prevents 80-90% of skin’s visible signs of aging! UVA rays (A for aging) come through glass & clouds so you need to wear a good broad spectrum sunscreen every day all year round, no matter the weather.

Does It Matter How Much Sunscreen I Use?

Yes! Sunscreen is dose dependent meaning the less you use, the less protection you’ll get no matter what the SPF rating is on the label. Sunscreen is tested in a lab to get the SPF on the label and you have to use the same amount they used in the lab to get the SPF on the label.

How Much Sunscreen Should I Use?

The amount of sunscreen used in the lab testing is 2mg/cm2 (2 milligrams per square centimeter of skin) which doesn’t sound like a lot, but in reality it’s much more than most people use. The average person uses about 1/4 to 1/8 of the amount they should use for their face which cuts down the SPF by the same amount. So if you apply a pea size amount of SPF 50 (1/8 as much as you’re supposed to), you’re cutting down the SPF to a 6 and that’s not much protection.

To apply the amount that gives you the SPF on the label, you need to apply 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon for your face & neck (depending on the size of your face). I have a small face so I use 1/4 teaspoon.

For the body the standard recommendation is a shot glass full or 1 oz to get the SPF on the label.

My Favorite Sunscreens for Face:



Favorite Mineral Sunscreens:

Undefined R&R Sun Serum SPF 50 PA++++: https://bit.ly/3Pm0lLw

Elta MD UV Elements SPF 44: http://bit.ly/2Q0JbrE (Dermstore), http://bit.ly/2PZIezI (Walmart)

Dr. G Green Mild Up Sun SPF 50+ PA++++: https://amzn.to/2X2BJRs (Amazon), https://bit.ly/3IerVXi (YesStyle)

Australian Gold Botanical Tinted BB Sunscreen SPF 50 in Medium/Tan: https://bit.ly/2YNcTDA (Ulta), https://bit.ly/2AgLEHb (Target)

MyChelle Sun Shield Liquid Tint SPF 50: https://bit.ly/2Cc05O1 (Ulta), https://amzn.to/2rkZkZG (Amazon)



Favorite Chemical Sunscreen:

Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel SPF 50+ PA++++: https://amzn.to/3Elym8L (Amazon), https://bit.ly/3dcvizK (YesStyle)

My Favorite Body Sunscreen:

Banana Boat Light as Air SPF 50 Sunscreen: https://amzn.to/2YcOzKy (Amazon), https://bit.ly/3fFMKvU (Target)

Powder Sunscreens:

ColoreScience Sunforgettable Brush-On Shield SPF 50: https://bit.ly/3Penu2e (Skinstore), https://bit.ly/3Nt1S0P (Colorescience)

Derma-E Essentials Sun Protection Mineral Powder SPF 30: https://bit.ly/34rb8Np (Ulta), https://amzn.to/3c7LBLO (Amazon)



Stick Sunscreens:

Elta MD Stick Sunscreen SPF 50: https://amzn.to/3tfpvSf

Supergoop Play SPF 50 Stick: https://amzn.to/3thEzig

Color Balms:

Colorescience SPF 50 Color Balm: https://bit.ly/3zkMD3g

Coola SPF 30 Lip Balm: https://amzn.to/3NpocbF

Supergoop Matte SPF 40 Sunscreen: https://bit.ly/3GXzAZV

It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream in Medium: http://bit.ly/23x29Ux (Ulta), https://bit.ly/3efyE5c (Nordstrom), http://bit.ly/2etdgII (Sephora)

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Studies Mentioned: Sunscreen Efficacy After 8 Hours: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/1…

Nambour Study Australia 1998: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science… https://www.science.org.au/curious/pe…


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NYX Matte Finishing Powder in Light/Medium: https://amzn.to/36wJxj0 (Amazon), https://bit.ly/3qvHanu (Ulta)

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Physicians Formula Glow Face Palette: https://amzn.to/3qA1CUm (Amazon), https://bit.ly/3Lc3335 (Ulta)

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MAC CreamSheen Lipstick in Modesty: https://bit.ly/38Sz03a (Ulta), https://bit.ly/3t95Svo (MAC)


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