With summer in the air comes the moment when sunscreen becomes vital. Moisturizing and protecting your skin from sun damage is essential to keep it healthy. However, it is not always easy to know when to include sunscreen in your skincare routine, especially if you are spending summer in the city. Here we tell you everything you need to know about the best ways to moisturize and protect your skin this summer.
You want to keep your skin healthy but you are unsure about the ways to adapt your skincare routine this summer? While applying sunscreen is an absolute must of your daily skincare regimen, it is also imperative to keep moisturizing your skin. Read on to find out whether you should apply sunscreen before or after moisturizing and more!
Why is it important to know when to apply sunscreen?
To figure out in which order you should apply sunscreen and moisturizer, you should first understand that sunscreen itself can act as a shield and prevent other products from entering correctly your skin. You have guessed it! Always finish with the sunscreen layer and start with your moisturizer and other elements of your routine.
First step : moisturize
You should first start by moisturizing. Your skin will better absorb the moisturizer and then be ready to get the sunscreen layer. Indeed, if you apply the moisturizer over the sunscreen, it will prevent it from being a powerful barrier shield and protect it from damaging UV-rays. Furthermore, applying the moisturizer over the sunscreen also makes the moisturizer less effective. So the best way to make your skincare routine efficient is to start with the moisturizer and then follow with your sunscreen. That way your face cream and suncare will not get diluted and you will still get maximum efficiency of the SPF.
What type of moisturizer should I use?
A good solution is to adopt an ultra-light, ultra-fresh moisturizer to feel comfortable despite the layers on your skin! With its very light, quickly absorbing gel texture, the Aquapower normal and combination skin moisturizer hydrates, softens and strengthens your skin. Enriched with soothing Life Plankton™, this creamy-gel gives you an immediate sensation of freshness while leaving your skin quenched, toned, and supple all day. With a formula that combines oligo-elements, vitamins, and moisturizing agents, this gel moisturizes your skin for hours and revitalizes it. Skin feels hydrated and with an intense feeling of freshness, making your skin perfectly ready for the application of the following sunscreen.
By the way, you might be tempted to mix your sunscreen with your moisturizer to save a step, but this is not recommended as this could interfere with the SPF. In fact, for optimal results, you should wait 20 to 30 minutes after applying your moisturizer before adding SPF.
Second step : Apply sunscreen
After moisturizing, your skin is ready to be protected from the sun. Indeed, sunscreen should always be applied in second because it creates a barrier and blocks out damaging UV-rays (and other products). Just make sure you choose the right sunscreen for this summer!
What type of sunscreen should I apply after moisturizing?
Firstly, it is imperative to wear at least an SPF 30 full broad-spectrum sunscreen every day to protect your skin from harmful UV-rays. Full broad-spectrum means you get protection against both UVA and UVB damaging rays. So to guarantee the health of your skin, using an efficient suncare with a full broad-spectrum is fundamental. Furthermore, while protecting your skin is essential, preserving the oceans is also key when we think about summer and our future. With the Waterlover Sun Mist SPF 30, you get to do both. Indeed, this ultra-light suncare has a 97% biodegradable base formula, an eco-tested filtering system, and an eco-designed fragrance that helps to preserve waters. Plus, its bottles are made of recycled plastic and are 100% recyclable. Non-oily and non-sticky, this transparent mist is quickly absorbed and leaves the skin fresh and hydrated. The Waterlover Sun Mist SPF 30 is also water friendly and water-resistant, provides strong protection for your skin and allows for a luminous, healthy, and even tan.
When it comes to skincare routine in the summer, you should always keep in mind that wearing a suncare is fundamental, and using your moisturizer first is the answer for optimal benefits and results. With its ultra-fresh and lightweight texture, the Aquapower normal and combination skin moisturizer is the perfect way to start a summer day and hydrate your skin all day long. Soft and supple, the skin is ready to face the day. Follow up with the transparent and light Waterlover Sun Mist SPF 30 and you will be perfectly prepared to enjoy the sun thanks to its ultra-strong protection. Get ready for the healthiest summer skin ever!