Why your makeup isn't a sunscreen replacement

Monday, July 8, 2019
The best sunscreens and how to apply to protect your skin
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The best sunscreens and how to apply to protect your skin.

Be careful this summer. Make sure you know makeup is not a replacement for sunscreen.

Consumer Reports recommends you first apply sunscreen then your makeup on top.

Use a teaspoon of sunscreen on your face and neck and really get around your eyes.

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Sunscreen needs to be re-applied every two hours to be effective.

Consumer Reports tested sunscreens this year and they found the best performers were:

  • Equate Walmart Ultra Protection Lotion SPF 50
  • Coppertone Ultra Guard Lotion SPF 70

Also, remember to check to see if your sunglasses are expired.

RELATED: How to find out if your sunglasses have expired

The average pair of sunglasses expires after two years. You can test your glasses at home.

Order a UV flashlight from Amazon and shine that against any bill with a water mark, think a $5 or a $20.

When the watermark from the bill lights up, put the sunglasses in front of it.

If it disappears, then you'll know your sunglasses are still working.