This SPF application hack will remove the white cast from any sunscreen
As the saying goes, ‘the best sunscreen is the one that you will use’. And while the beauty industry is no doubt working towards catering for darker skin tones, physical sunscreens still have a little way to go when it comes to eliminating that pesky white cast.
According to dermatologist Dr. Adeline Kikman, better known to her Instagram followers as @brownskinderm, things are tracking well for the future of physical sunscreens, as when it comes to the contrast of a white cast on dark skin “companies are finding new innovative ways to address this issue”.
And while we look forward to those developments, she offers a sunscreen hack in the meantime, “put the adequate amount of your sunscreen on, then blend a little bit with your foundation”.
But before even getting to this step, it is crucial that you allow your first layer of SPF to absorb into your skin on its own before going in with any makeup. As Dr. Kikman urges, “don’t try to get all your adequate coverage by mixing with foundation”.
So again; apply the SPF amount needed first, followed by a foundation mix on top, and voila! Protection minus the pesky white cast,