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When to Apply Sunscreen: Before or After Moisturiser?

When to Apply Sunscreen: Before or After Moisturiser?

If you're puzzled about when to apply sunscreen - before or after moisturiser, you're not alone. Sun protection is a hot topic, and the order in which you apply your skincare products can make a world of difference. 

So, whether you're a skincare novice or a seasoned pro, dive into the sunscreen-moisturizer debate with NIVEA's experts and find out what works best for your skin.

Why is Sunscreen so Important?

Think of sunscreen as your skin's bodyguard, a shield that keeps your skin safe from the sun's harmful rays. When you step out without sunscreen, you expose your skin to premature ageing, dark spots, and the risk of skin cancer. UV rays can sneak through clouds and windows, so protection is a must every day.  Sunscreen blocks these rays, preventing sunburn and the breakdown of collagen, the protein responsible for youthful skin. It's like a force field that keeps your skin looking radiant and healthy. So, don't skip it; make sunscreen a daily habit.

Get your hands on the NIVEA SPF 50 Sun Moisturising Lotion for unbeatable sun protection and skin hydration in one. It combines the power of SPF 50 with NIVEA's trusted moisturising formula, ensuring your skin stays safe from harmful UVA and UVB rays while glowing with nourishment.

Best Way to Apply Sunscreen - Before or After Moisturiser?

The best way to apply sunscreen, whether before or after moisturiser, can depend on personal preference and the type of sunscreen you're using. If you're using a sunscreen with a thicker consistency, applying it after your moisturiser can help it glide on more smoothly. On the other hand, if your sunscreen is lightweight, applying it before your moisturizer may work well.

However, a general rule of thumb is to apply sunscreen as the final step in your skincare routine, after all your other products have been absorbed into your skin. This ensures that the sunscreen forms a protective barrier on the top layer of your skin. Just make sure to wait a few minutes between applying your moisturizer and sunscreen to allow each product to set.

Whether you prefer the moisturizer-then-sunscreen combo or the reverse, the crucial thing is that you're safeguarding your skin from the sun's powerful rays. So, stick to a routine that suits your skin type and comfort, and always apply sunscreen generously and regularly.


Can I apply sunscreen directly on my face?

Yes, you can apply sunscreen directly to your face as part of your daytime skincare routine.

Can we apply sunscreen at night?

No, you don't need to apply sunscreen at night; it's meant for daytime sun protection.
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