Applying daily sunscreen is a M-U-S-T. But did you know that reapplying SPF is just as crucial? According to experts, SPF should be reapplied every two to three hours to keep that protective shield in full force. Now, if you’re on a beach or lounging by the pool, bikini-clad and bare-faced, this is doable. But for the makeup-wearing working woman stuck at her desk all day? Not so much.
The idea of layering sunscreen over your foundation isn’t at all appealing. It can feel thick and heavy, and in the worst-case scenario, smear your #FOTD. Fortunately, there is a way to refresh your sun protection without sabotaging your makeup—and that’s a sunscreen setting mist.
These innovative hybrids offer the best of both worlds. They protect your skin and seal your makeup in place. And while they can’t replace your pre-makeup SPF (too light), they’re perfect for touch-ups. Ahead, 4 SPF mists to stash in your purse—plus, a quick guide for using them!

1. Happy Skin On The Go Hydrating UV Mist, P699
This triple-threat mist seals in makeup, prevents shine, and provides skin with SPF 35 protection. The best part is that it leaves behind a dewy glow, thanks to the Vitamin B3 and hyaluronic acid in it.

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2. Bioré UV Perfect Spray, P320
This magnifying spray keeps shine and sun damage under control. In addition to UV protection, the finely-diffused formula is enriched with chamomile extract to nourish the skin.

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3. Skin Vitals UV Protection Spray SPF 20, P1,950
This featherweight mist stops new sun damage in its tracks while adding moisture to the skin. Instead of harsh chemicals, it’s packed with physical sunscreens and antioxidants. These babies shield the skin from environmental toxins, which means this mist was made for city-dwellers.

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4. L’Oréal Paris UV Perfect Face Mist SPF 50, P749
Not only will this mist not mess up your makeup, it actually helps seal it in place. Its ultra-light formula offers a shield of SPF 50 and is infused with Vitamin E. Trust that your skin will feel smooth, hydrated, and healthy after use.

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HOW TO USE A SUNSCREEN MIST

STEP 1: Hold the spritzer several inches away from your face.
STEP 2: Close your eyes. Mist an even, generous layer over the skin.
STEP 3: Wait a few seconds for the formula to sink in.
STEP 4: Repeat this process after two to three hours until the sun goes down.
So, show of hands: who’s going to try this at the office today?

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