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Layering SPF products

There have been a few questions on the discussion board lately about layering/mixing SPF products, so I thought this post was timely! https://intothegloss.com/2021/07/sunscreen-layering-faq/ "'Unfortunately, the protection you get when layering SPF products such as primer, moisturizer, sunscreen, and foundation is not additive,' says Dr. Caroline Robinson, board-certified dermatologist and founder of Tone Dermatology. In other words, layering SPF products doesn’t help you block more rays. If you layer three products with SPF 30, it’s the same thing as applying one layer of SPF 30 sunscreen. When products have different SPF levels, you’ll be left with the protection level of whichever you used the most of. (As Dr. Robson points out, 'Some of us tend to use makeup more sparingly, and skip certain areas like the ears and chest,' which is why she doesn’t recommend relying on makeup for sun protection.) And if you apply the same amount of all the products you layer, your net SPF still won’t be greater than the highest individual SPF in the bunch.' The most important thing to remember when layering,' she explains, 'is that one product should provide you with adequate protection independent of the other layers you apply.'" You can read more in the actual post.
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I think the only benefit of layering multiple SPF products is that you increase likelihood of giving yourself adequate coverage and not missing a spot. And also considering the amount of something like a primer or moisturizer you would use is less than the amount of a sunscreen you need, if you’re using multiple combo products, then you’re more likely to be using enough product in total to get adequate SPF coverage.
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100% agree! As the article points out, it's not a bad thing, but not everyone needs to do it as long as they're putting on a good SPF in the first place.
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thnks for sharing 💕
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thansk for sharing!
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