There are quite a few benefits to using a tinted moisturizer, such as that it can feel lighter than a foundation but still provides some coverage. While it is an ideal product to use in the summer considering how lightweight it is, there are those who love using it year-round. It can even be used in addition to your regular moisturizer. If you’ve been thinking that it might be a good product for you, then why not give it a try? The following is some information to keep in mind if you’re ready to add a tinted moisturizer to your beauty routine.
Use Extra SPF
Although tinted moisturizers usually contain SPF, it’s still a good idea to apply extra sunscreen since what’s in the product might not be enough, especially for those who get sunburned easily. If you’re going to be outdoors for an extended period of time, you’re also going to want to keep in mind that it’s ideal to reapply sunscreen every two hours.
Apply it Properly
We can’t emphasize enough how important it is to properly apply your tinted moisturizer. You can apply the product with your fingers, but you don’t need to put on too much. Make sure you pay special attention to blending at your hairline, especially by your ears, and—of course—at your jawline. Since your skin doesn’t stop there, be conscientious about blending the product on your neck, as well.
Ask for Help if Needed
There is zero shame in asking for help when it comes to choosing the right tinted moisturizer. Whether it’s regarding the color, the level of SPF, the one that’s best for your skin type, etc, you want to choose the one that’s best for you, especially since you’re spending your hard-earned money and the product is being prominently featured on your face. Head to a makeup store and get some input from a professional. However, before you make any purchase whether online or in person, do an Internet search for reviews to see what other users of the product have had to say.
Choose What Works Best for Your Needs
There are those who prefer a foundation and feel that a tinted moisturizer doesn’t provide them with enough coverage while for others it’s the opposite; they like the lightweight feel and believe that tinted moisturizers provide them with a perfect amount of coverage. Really what it comes down to is what you feel most comfortable with and what you feel works best for you, your skin, and your preferences. You don’t need to use the tinted moisturizer and the foundation at the same time, but you absolutely can use a concealer with either product if you so desire.
If you decide that a tinted moisturizer might be right for you, it’s beneficial that you do a patch test to check how your skin reacts to the product. As much as you may want to use it right away, it’s important to take your time and do what’s best for your skin.