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Mixing Sunscreens

mixing sunscreens

I was asked an interesting question on Twitter today.   Not Anita asked me “If I apply a SPF50 suncream to my face, then a SPF15 mineral foundation, what SPF protection do I have?”

It is an interesting question when you think about.  People are mixing sunscreens every day.  Do the two products blend and give you an SPF half way between the two, of 32.5. Or does the second one to be applied cancel out the first one, which would leave her with an SPF of only 15. Or does the bigger number trump the lower one? Continue reading