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BY: LBL Team

How to Perfect Your Skincare Routine by Layering SPF the Right Way

Enhance Your Skincare Regimen by Mastering SPF

Skincare enthusiasts are constantly on the lookout for methods to achieve healthier, more radiant skin. Integrating the right skincare products, particularly those containing Sun Protection Factor (SPF) during the summer months, is essential. Here is how you can get the most protection out of your SPF-enhanced skincare products by layering them the right way. 

Demystifying SPF

SPF, which stands for “Sun Protection Factor,” gauges the efficacy of sunscreens in shielding the skin from harmful UV rays. It represents the duration that sunscreen will keep your skin from burning compared to unprotected skin. For instance, SPF 30 means your skin is protected for 30 times longer than it would be without any product.

SPF also offers anti-aging benefits. By guarding against UV rays, it prevents premature aging, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and sun damage, contributing to vibrant, healthy-looking skin.

Diverse skincare products containing SPF

SPF is now a staple ingredient in a plethora of skincare and beauty products. From moisturizers and serums to foundations and lip balms, the inclusion of SPF helps streamline your skincare routine. It’s essential to reapply products with SPF, particularly if you’re outdoors for extended periods. A foundation with SPF or tinted SPF moisturizer, like LaserAway Beauty BFF SPF 50+ Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Tinted Color Corrector, can double as a makeup and sun protection product, saving time and ensuring a seamless finish.

Optimize your routine by layering SPF the right way

Harmonizing your skincare products based on their texture is crucial. Typically, start with lighter products and build up to denser formulations. To incorporate SPF effectively into your routine, apply it after your skincare steps but before makeup. A suggested sequence could be: 1. Gentle, hydrating cleanser, 2. Toner, 3. Lightweight moisturizer, 4. SPF-enriched serum, 5. Makeup primer with SPF, 6. SPF foundation, and 7. Sunscreen.

Can layering different SPFs provide extra protection?

Layering products with different SPFs doesn’t sum up their protection levels. The highest SPF amongst the products will dictate the level of protection. However, layering can ensure that you haven’t missed any spots and provide a more even application of SPF protection.

Combining mineral and chemical SPF for maximum protection

You can combine mineral and chemical sunscreens if you want to, and some sunscreens even use both chemical and physical blockers. Mineral sunscreens, like LaserAway Beauty BFF SPF 30+ Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Face & Body, create a barrier on the skin to reflect UV rays, while chemical sunscreens absorb them. Mineral sunscreens are often favored for their environmental friendliness, while chemical sunscreens are popular for their transparent finish. Integrating both in your skincare routine can offer comprehensive protection against UV rays while catering to your skin’s unique needs.

Layer it up!

To sum up, intelligently incorporating SPF into your skincare regimen not only protects against harmful UV rays but also contributes to maintaining healthy, radiant skin. Pay attention to the products’ textures, layer them wisely, and don’t hesitate to combine different types of sunscreens for the ultimate skincare routine that offers SPF maximum protection.

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