19 May '14, 12pm

Is a combination sunscreen and moisturizer a good idea?

Iammao inquires… I typically use a separate SPF product to have better control of my skincare routine and reliable SPF coverage. However, due to recent changes in my schedule I have been tempted to use day creams with integrated SPF for convenience. I have started with La Roche Posay’s Hydraphase Intense UV which claims to have SPF20. Additionally, I practice all other sun safety measures. My main concern is, how do I know how much to use? Do I dispense the same recommended quantity as sunscreens? Is it safe to use the same amount I would use for a moisturiser? Is this form of sun protection reliable at all? The Beauty Brains respond: When it comes to sunscreen, size matters. The size of the dollop of lotion that you apply to your face, that is. If you’re relying on a foundation to provide sun protection then you need to apply just as much of this product as if you were ap...

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