I’m about to head to the beach for a much needed summer vacation and I just realized… I haven’t shared a very important favorite! Sunblock!!! It’s taken me years of frustration before discovering a great everyday sunscreen to wear under makeup. Either they’re too greasy or too dry and powdery. Or they don’t have a high enough SPF or contain too many harmful ingredients. But Elta MD makes a wonderful product that is just right. In fact, they carry a whole line of amazing sunscreens. I personally use the UV Shield SPF 45 over my moisturizer. It’s oil-free, sheer, light and leaves no residue. It’s great under makeup. And best of all… paraben-free!
I will stress that this is the perfect sunscreen to wear on a day to day basis. However, I wouldn’t necessarily use it under makeup for film and television . Especially when shooting in HD as it contains zinc oxide. Zinc oxide is an ingredient that is great to help protect the skin against harmful uva rays. But it also reflects a lot of light on camera. Like I said, it’s perfect for everyday use. And very affordable. Ask your dermatologist or physician if he or she carries it. Or you can check out their website to find the closest carrier to you.