We all know how vitally important it is to apply sunscreen each day to protect our skin from harmful UV rays.
But what’s just as important as the initial application is making sure you top up your sunscreen throughout the day, which can pose a slight logistical issue if you’ve put on makeup.
Slapping your face sunscreen straight over the top can leave your makeup looking a bit… dishevelled.
Leigh Campbell explains everything you need to know about chemical and physical sunscreens on Mamamia’s You Beauty podcast. Post continues below audio.
But a genius demo from Melbourne-based Instagrammer Hannah English has shown us the perfect way to be sunsmart throughout the day without sacrificing our makeup. And it has thoroughly changed our lives.
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The best part is all you need is a couple of minutes, a beauty blender and your sunscreen.
It’s a quick and easy technique that’s great if you’re going out for lunch, walking to or from work or simply in need of some fresh, office-aircon free air during the day.
Hannah uses a velvet beauty blender as it doesn’t absorb much product, but you could also use a regular beauty blender. You’d just have to make sure you use enough sunscreen to provide enough coverage and be careful that the water from the blender doesn’t dilute the SPF.