Makeup In The Sun

1 decade 1 year 1 day ago Wednesday, July 18 2007 Jul 18, 2007 Wednesday, July 18, 2007 3:43:32 PM CDT July 18, 2007 in News

You've seen the commercials: makeup companies promise you lasting results, long wear lip color and foundation the exact shade of your skin.

They all promise to make you beautiful, but what about keeping safe from the sun's harmful rays? Most claim to help fight the sun with UVA protection, but how well do they work?

"SPF in makeup can be very important. I think the problem we get into is if they rely on that alone, they will not have adequate sun block," said Dr. John Despain of the Despain Dermatology Center.

Despain's clinic sees all types of skin damage due to the sun. He says makeup is a key factor for keeping your skin healthy, but if put on improperly, can be a waste.

"Through the course of the day, the chemicals deteriorate, so if you put an SPF of 20 on in the morning, and that's a chemical based sun block, after it interacts with the sun several times a day it will slowly degenerate and you have virtually no protection left at all," said Despain.

KOMU took a look at some primary skin products, moisturizer, foundation, and lip color to see how each stacked up in SPF.

"A problem is people don't apply enough to actually have an SPF of 30," Despain said. "They maybe put on enough for a SPF of 10, so even though it's labeled 30, you 're not going to reach that level of protection."

Despain says you can fix that problem by simply applying regular sun block first. As for foundation, Despain says it's not as important to find a brand with high SPF, but one that you like.

"I'd pick one for its key role and that is as a cosmetic ingredient as a color as a foundation," said Despain.

Your lips are the most vulnerable part of your face and applying a simple lip color can dramatically help keep them from burning.

"The higher SPF, the better, and I suspect these are going to be more protected because they have some physical points - anything that has a more of a physical barrier - lipstick itself is very protected," said Despain.

Despain tends to direct women to mineral-based products the mineral makeup soaks into your skin better and last for a longer period of time.

"I see a lot of people with underlying medical problems that are prone to irritation and if we steer them towards mineral-based makeup they're going to stay out of trouble most of the time," said Despain.

Whatever makeup you decide to wear, Despain says to make sure you are distributing evenly, or the SPF factor doesn't count at all.

"The biggest thing you need to remember is to reapply, and if you're going for makeup only, you need to reapply either more makeup or some sunscreen," Despain advised.

Dr. Despain also recommends to use sunscreen anytime you will be outside for 15 minutes or more.

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