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Which do you put on first - moisturizer or sunscreen?

I have tried this both ways and not really happy with either - living in SW FL, the SPF is non-negotiable. I use coconut oil for my face so have been putting that on and letting it "set" and then slathering on the SPF as a final coat. But then I'm thinking the SPF should be on first? (Using the Neutrogena dry-touch right now...) Any thoughts would be appreciated!

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Asked by Wimsey at 9:54 PM on Oct. 26, 2008 in Beauty & Style

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  • i jsut use a moiturizer with spf... I would think spf first

    Answer by teri4lance at 9:56 PM on Oct. 26, 2008

  • I use moisturizer with an SPF other words moisturizing sunscreen.


    Answer by AvasMommy810 at 9:57 PM on Oct. 26, 2008

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    Answer by AvasMommy810 at 10:00 PM on Oct. 26, 2008

  • If I'm going out into the sun I'll use a moisturizer with sunscreen. If I'm going anywhere like normal I just use moisturizer, since the most time I'll be spending in the sun is walking from the parking lot or driveway to wherever I'm going. I know that's probably not the best idea, but whatever :P

    Answer by caitxrawks at 10:01 PM on Oct. 26, 2008

  • moisturizer then let it sit for about 5 minutes. then suncreen and let it sit for a least 5 minutes then makeup

    Answer by pnwmom at 10:01 PM on Oct. 26, 2008

  • i do the moisturizer with spf too, and my foundation has spf in it as well.

    Answer by flutterfae at 10:04 PM on Oct. 26, 2008

  • My daytime protective moisturizer contains the SPF.

    Answer by livewell4me at 9:19 AM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • I also live in Florida, and use a moisturizer with SPF.

    Answer by beautycastvixen at 10:03 AM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • Moisturizer first.

    Answer by lillie023 at 2:39 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • Rodan and Fields dermatologists makers of Proactiv
    Has made a new line of skin care regimens: they all have moisturizers with SPF for UVA and UVB.

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    These regimens are really GREAT! and well worth it!

    Answer by getyoung at 4:59 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

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