Beauty With Benefits: Layer Your Sun Protection With SPF Makeup

You already know that applying sunscreen should be an everyday occurrence, like brushing your teeth. Unfortunately, many of us still struggle to make it part of our daily routine, which is why about 3.3 million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer every year. If that’s not enough to convince you, think about this: Without protection, the sun’s UVA rays — which shine down on us year-round — will cause your skin to age faster than any lotion, cream or gel can repair.

While it’s important to apply sun protection, it’s equally important to reapply it throughout the day, especially as the temperatures heat up. For obvious reasons, this is an issue of concern for women who wear makeup, but there’s an easy solution: makeup with sunscreen built in.

We’re not saying makeup with sunscreen should be your first line of defense — you should still apply a moisturizing sunscreen base — but it’s an easy and effective way to keep your skin protected throughout the day. Here’s a look at some standout SPF makeup products that offer all the beauty you want with the benefit of sun protection.

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