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If we need to re-apply sunscreen every three or four hours, how can we apply it to our face without messing up our makeup?

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Dr. Schultz 1.86K Rep.

This is a very important question that is often asked. Ideally, for maximum protection, sunscreen should be re-applied every three-to-four hours and yes, this would require you to remove and reapply your makeup. However, to be more realistic, if you’re not participating in sports or sitting in the sun and thus not perspiring, then your make-up will most likely be intact and your sunscreen still on your face, and in that case, you probably do not need to re-apply sunscreen. It’s really under the circumstances where you’re doing sports, sitting in the sun, and/or perspiring that the re-application of sunscreen every two-to-four hours is so very important.

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