How long should you wait to apply sunscreen after moisturizer?

Can I apply sunscreen after moisturizer?

As a rule of thumb, you should always apply sunscreen as the final step in your skin care routine. And knowing that, the answer to the debate on applying sunscreen or moisturizer first is quite simple: Sunscreen should always be applied after moisturizer!

Should sunscreen go before or after moisturizer?

So, here’s the derm-approved equation: Chemical sunscreen is applied before moisturizer, while physical sunscreen should be the last step of your skincare routine. Still confused how your morning routine should look?

What is the correct way to apply sunscreen?

As a rule of thumb, use an ounce (a handful) to cover your entire body. Use on all parts of your skin exposed to the sun, including the ears, back, shoulders, and the back of the knees and legs. Apply thickly and thoroughly. Be careful when applying sunscreen around the eyes.

Why do you have to wait 15 minutes after sunscreen?

When you apply the sunscreen on your skin, some of it will evaporate or absorb to leave a thin UV-protective layer on top of your skin in a process called de-emulsification. That’s why SPF testing is measured after waiting for 15 minutes for the sunscreen to dry down.

When should I apply sunscreen on my face?

Make sure to apply a generous amount of sunscreen to your face after your moisturizer has dried,” explains Dr. Houshmand. After you apply your sunscreen, wait at least 15 minutes before heading outside or putting on makeup so the sunscreen can absorb properly into your skin.

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