Primer and Moisturizer with SPF: How important daily sun protection is for the face

Summer, sun, sunscreen? Especially the sensitive facial skin needs sun protection. To make this compatible with make-up, there are primers and moisturizers with sun protection factor. Here you find the best products with SPF and how to properly protect your face from the sun.
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Summer is just around the corner. The best time to look forward to hot sunny days, but also to think about sun protection. Everyone knows by now that sunscreen is enormously important for our skin. The ultraviolet (UV) radiation of the sun has a very strong effect on our body. Especially the skin but also the eyes and hair are affected and health damage can occur due to UV radiation. In the worst case, this manifests itself in the form of skin cancer, but skin ageing and pigmentation spots are also the result. You can counteract this by protecting yourself against UV rays. The easiest way is with sunscreen. These have a UV filter and absorb part of the UV radiation.


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What is UV radiation all about?

With harmful UV radiation, a distinction can be made between UVA and UVB rays. UVB rays are mainly responsible for sunburn and can cause skin cancer, including a malignant melanoma. The UVA rays, on the other hand, act in the deeper layers of the skin and play a major role in premature skin ageing, pigmentation spots and wrinkles by destroying collagen and elastin. UVA rays are said to be responsible for around 90% of skin ageing. They also occur much more frequently. There are about 500 times as many UVA rays as UVB. Conventional sun creams mainly protect against the UVB rays. If protection against UVA rays is also included, this is specially marked on the package.

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What does SPF mean?

The sun protection factor, or SPF for short, is an international indicator of protection against UVB rays. The most common SPFs are 10, 15, 20, 30 and 50, which are designed to indicate how much longer you can stay in the sun before you get sunburned. The theoretical model is based on the self-protection time of an individual, which tells you how long you can stay in the sun without sunscreen without getting sunburned. This self-protection time is different for everyone and is approximately between 10 and 30 minutes. The self-protection time is multiplied by the SPF. If a person can stay unprotected in the sun for 10 minutes without getting sunburned and then also uses sunscreen with SPF 10, this person can spend 100 minutes in the sun without getting sunburned. (10 minutes * SPF 10 = 100 minutes of sun protection)

However, this is only the theoretical model behind the LSF. In reality, you cannot rely on this information. In general, you should apply sunscreen several times if you spend a long time in the sun, no matter what SPF you use. Moreover, sunscreen does not provide complete protection against UVA and UVB rays.


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Primer and Moisturizer with SPF

Many people are already aware of the importance of sunscreen, but putting it into practice is another matter. Especially on the face, constantly applying sunscreen can be a hassle. You feel sticky and ruin your make-up. But doing without sunscreen is not an option. Dermatologists recommend protecting your face from UV rays with sunscreen every day, all year round. No matter what the weather or the season. If you want to effectively protect your face from ageing, you need to incorporate sunscreen into your beauty routine every day. For the face, it's important not to just use regular body sunscreen, but products specifically produced for the face. That's why there are built-in SPF in primers and moisturizers. These replace the extra sunscreen on the face, and you save a layer to apply.

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The primer itself is a beauty tool that no one wants to do without. Even as a make-up base, the primer is unbeatable. It beautifies the skin's appearance, makes pores visually disappear, protects the skin from make-up and external influences such as dirt, and in addition, the foundation lasts all day thanks to it. Especially on hot summer days, it keeps make-up exactly where it should be. With additional UVA and UVB ray protection, the primer becomes an allrounder. The easiest way to stay well protected from the sun's rays and keep your make-up under control.

To be protected from the sun even on make-up-free days, moisturizer is also available with UVA and UVB protection. Therefore, skin care is directly linked to sun protection. The combination of moisturizer with sunscreen also prevents the sticky, heavy feeling of sunscreen on the skin and leaves the face refreshed and moisturized. When it comes to moisturizers and also primers with SPF, always pay attention to the product's label. Because only if it really says UVB and UVA protection, it is also for both.


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Of course, you can also simply buy a facial sun cream and use it. However, this requires more effort to apply and is particularly burdensome for oily skin. If you go directly to the sunscreen in the primer or moisturizer, you can pay attention to the individual skin properties you need in the products and do not have to think about the additional sunscreen every day. Primers and moisturizers with SPF are therefore an absolute beauty and skincare must-have, not only now in summer, but all year round.

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Giorgio Armani – Primer with SPF 50 (65,95 EURO)

Armani's transparent primer is suitable for all skin types. Its feather-light texture leaves the skin feeling like a second skin. It is non-greasy and protects the skin not only from UVA and UVB rays but also from oxidative environmental influences.

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Givenchy – Primer with SPF 50+ (114 EURO)

This primer by Givenchy not only moisturizes, but also has a rejuvenating effect by firming and brightening the skin. The added marine extract gives the skin a glow and make-up can be applied effortlessly directly after applying the liquid primer.

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Bobbi Brown – Primer with SPF 50 (39 EURO)

The primer by Bobbi Brown is particularly suitable for uneven skin tones, as it easily regulates pigmentation spots. It is absorbed very quickly and refines the pores.

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Paula's Choice (Cosmeterie) – Primer with SPF 30 (37 EURO)

This primer is suitable for all skin types but especially advisable for dry skin and enlarged pores. It makes the skin soft and smooth and thus provides an ideal base for make-up. In addition, the primer by Paula's Choice refines wrinkles and smoothes pores.

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Hourglass – Primer with SPF 15 (90 EURO)

The vegan primer by Hourglass is especially good for redness. It soothes redness and reduces pores and wrinkles. It also has a water-repellent effect. This keeps the make-up looking fresh for longer.

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Fenty Skin – Moisturizer with SPF 30 (33,95 EURO)

The pink moisturizer from Fenty Skin melts delicately onto the skin and leaves no white marks. It smells of desert melon and comes in a refillable package. The skin visibly glows and pores and wrinkles are minimised. 

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Rodial – Moisturizer with SPF 30 (91,95 EURO)

The moisturizer by Rodial is not only suitable for all skin types and particularly moisturizing. The special feature is that it also contains vitamin C for UV protection. This has an anti-ageing effect and nourishes the skin.

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Clinique – Moisturizer with SPF 15 (40 EURO)

The oil-free moisturizer by Clinique helps the skin to lock moisture. In addition, it has a skin-firming effect and leaves the skin glowing. Skin wrinkles are smoothed and the moisturizer can be used for very dry to oily skin.

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Lancôme – Moisturizer with SPF 15 (57,59 EURO)

Particularly sensitive skin benefits from the moisturizer by Lancôme. Using a highly effective plant complex, it not only provides intensive moisture for a whole day, but also soothes the skin and reduces stress.

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Dior – Moisturizer with SPF 50+ (60 EURO)

Dior's moisturizer protects against UVA and UVB rays as well as oxidative stress caused by blue light and infrared rays. It allows the skin to breathe and is weightless on the skin for up to 8 hours.

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Estée Lauder – Moisturizer with SPF 15 (53,95 EURO)

The particularly moisturizing and refreshing creme from Estée Lauder also protects against pollutants in the air. With its sorbet texture, it absorbs quickly and leaves the skin feeling supple.

Infracyte - Tinted Primer & Sun Defense SPF 30 (43 EURO)

What we love about the Tinted Primer is that it leaves such an incredibly matte finish on the skin, and has a high sun protection factor, which is more than many others. In addition, the primer is enriched with anti-oxidants and protects the skin from harmful environmental influences. Ideal as a make-up base.



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