summer beauty routine, three little letters hold a lot of importance: "SPF." More than 2 million people are diagnosed with skin cancer every year in the United States, and if you’re going to be spending any time in the summer sun, using products that contain SPF is the best way to protect yourself. Wearing SPF can also help prevent signs of aging like wrinkles and sun spots. Though a large variety of makeup, including foundation, powder, BB cream, and tinted lip balm, now includes SPF, is a single morning application of an infused product going to give you the same benefit as using sunscreen? The answer is no.
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The issue isn't whether or not the product actually contains SPF, but rather how it's applied. "In general if the product carries an SPF number it has to be tested by the FDA, so theoretically, if the product carries an SPF 30 on it then yes, you are getting an SPF 30 as it is defined by the FDA," Dr. AvaRead More »from Why Makeup With SPF Is No Substitute for Sunscreen