Why your makeup isn't a sunscreen replacement

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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Less than 15% of men and 30% of women use sunscreen regularly on their exposed skin when outside for more than an hour, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.



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.

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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.
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