As soon as summer arrives, the first thing you do is stock up on sunscreen and lather it on your skin every day to stay protected. It’s one of the best ways to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays, which causes sun spots, uneven skin tone, and premature ageing. Summer is also the time when you should wear as little makeup as possible to avoid makeup meltdowns and keep heavy makeup from clogging the pores and causing breakouts.
The best way to protect your skin and make it look even toned is by investing in tinted sunscreen this summer. If this the first time you’re hearing the word ‘tinted sunscreen’ or know about it but have never used it before, we’ve got you covered. We’ve together a guide on applying tinted sunscreen the right way — including order of application. Scroll down to check it out.
- Step #1: Begin with a moisturiser
- Step #2: Apply tinted sunscreen
- Step #3: Use concealer
- Step #4: Skip the powder
Step #1: Begin with a moisturiser
The first thing that goes on your skin after cleansing is moisturiser. Yes, even during summers, your skin needs to be thoroughly moisturised. A gel formula would work well, as it is water-based and gets absorbed into the skin quickly without leaving a greasy or oily feel.
BB picks: Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale Aloe Aqua Gel
Step #2: Apply tinted sunscreen
Take your tinted sunscreen and use your clean fingertips to apply it in small dots all over your face and neck. Then, starting at the centre, first spread it out on the nose and then blend it outwards. Go downwards from the chin to cover the neck and check if you’ve missed out on any spots.
BB picks: Lakme Sun Expert Tinted Sunscreen 50 SPF
Step #3: Use concealer
If you wish to cover problem areas like acne spots or dark circles, dot some concealer on these areas and blend well. Wait for a minute or two after applying your tinted sunscreen before moving on to this step. Use a liquid formula that will blend easily.
BB picks: Lakme Absolute White Intense Liquid Concealer
Step #4: Skip the powder
Summer makes most of us reach out for a setting powder to set and mattify the base, but we advise against it. The whole point of using a tinted sunscreen is that you don’t look made up and embrace your natural skin. Applying finishing powder defeats the purpose by settling into fine lines, which look pretty prominent in the daylight. Also, since you haven’t applied too many layers, there’s almost zero to little chance of your makeup melting!
Written by Sanya Hamdani on Apr 23, 2021
Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.