Makeup Trend: Skin is In

Monday, February 26, 2018

Flip the pages of beauty magazines for trends for 2018, and chances are you’ll notice a shift toward more natural appearing makeup. In other words, skin is in.

That does not, of course, mean going bare-faced to confront the world. After all, those nasty ol’ UV rays are still out to get you. The solution, and an upcoming beauty trend for the year, is tinted moisturizer. Boasting a lighter feel and appearance than your regular foundation, tinted moisturizer allows your natural beauty to show through, while still providing coverage for a more even skin tone. Add to that the benefits of helping to keep your skin hydrated, and it’s a win-win!

But while tinted moisturizer is something of a miracle worker, experts warn the spf might not offer enough protection if you’re going to spend much time in the sun. The good news is, you have options. Some sunscreen products actually double as tinted moisturizers. But if you are loyal to your favorite tinted moisturizer, you can always add sunscreen to your routine. Just check the application information. Physical sunscreens and chemical sunscreens work differently. Chemical sunscreens require direct contact with your skin for maximum effectiveness, and should be applied before you moisturize, while physical sunscreens can be applied before or after your tinted moisturizer.