You want to prevent wrinkles and skin cancer, so you are dedicated to wearing sunscreen. But coverage looks shiny or chalky, especially under makeup.Many foundations and other makeup products offer a built-in sun protection factor (SPF). Is that your smartest beauty solution? You need seven times the normal amount of foundation and 14 times the normal amount of powder to get the sun protection factor on the label. Most people dab a small amount of foundation or concealer on their hand and blend it in, but SPF has to go on thick to provide a benefit. If you're not going to slather on enough to do the job—and let's be real, you're not going to—then it's really not worth it at all.
Most do not have any coverage against the UVA rays that will go through your car window, your home windows, goes through all the clouds, the rainstorms and the snow. In other words, you’re failing yourself if you think you’re protecting yourself against all UV rays, especially since UVA cause more aging and skin cancer than UVB.
Instead of relying on your makeup for sun protection, I recommend applying a moisturizer with a broad spectrum, SPF 30 sunscreen as a base, rain or shine, and then applying makeup on top.