We all know how hard it is to find the perfect sunscreen. If you don’t want to compromise the level of protection you need to find a way to make the sunscreen works for you. For today’s post, I will share with you how I correct a white cast.
Sunscreen and white cast
The white cast is coming from specific UV filters. Mineral filters (Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide) and Tinosorb M. They reflect some of the visible light hence the ghost look. Tinosorb M is one of my favorite filters because it has the broadest spectrum yet available. It filters UVB, UVAII, UVAI and a little bit of visible light. It is an interesting filter because it is dispersed into a matrix. In a way, Tinosorb M is similar to mineral sunscreen with better filtration.
How to correct the white cast
If you spend a lot of time outside, suffer from hyperpigmentation or had skin cancer, it is worth it to invest in an SPF50+ with Tinosorb M and.
To correct the white cast you need to use a tinted foundation, BB cream or tinted sunscreen. My favorite method is to use a tinted sunscreen that I dab on the sunscreen.
After prepping your skin apply a minimum of 1/2 of a teaspoon of the sunscreen on the face and the neck (1/4 of a teaspoon for the face, 1/4 for the neck), don’t forget your ears. My favorite one is the Avene Fluid SPF50+, it has a “natural” finish and a slight blurring effect on the pore. The only downside is the white cast. To remove the white cast I use the Bioderma Photoderm Nude SPF50+. It is a mineral tinted sunscreen with a UVA protection factor 25! For a mineral sunscreen, the UVA protection is outstanding. The Photoderm Nude SPF50+ comes in 2 shades light and golden. The light one is for middle skin tone. For fair skin, you cannot use it on its own unless you want a tan look. I like to tap in the Photoderm Nude SPF50+ using a cushion puff. It is important to not disturb the layer of sunscreen underneath.
The Photoderm Nude SPF50+ is formulated for oily skin but it has a dewy finish. I like to set it with powder.
If you prefer to use your foundation on top, I suggest matching the shade on top of the sunscreen. If you are still unsure ask for a sample of the foundation and try it at home on top of the sunscreen.
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