Are face moisturizers or foundations with SPF adequate for everyday coverage?

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Are face moisturizers or foundations with SPF adequate for everyday coverage?

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Moisturizers, tinted moisturizers, or foundations with at least SPF 15 provide light protection and is adequate for everyday activities—traveling to and from work, running errands, etc. For extra benefits, look for products that contain anti-inflammatory antioxidants such as alpha lipoic acid to help protect skin from damage-causing free radicals, vitamin C ester to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and DMAE to visibly enhance skin tone. However, if you have sensitive skin, or is currently taking medication that increases sensitivity to sunlight, and/or plan to have prolonged exposure to the sun, even the highest SPF will not be adequate to protect you from visible signs of damage such as sunburn and increased risk of wrinkles and skin cancer. Studies have shown that no matter how much MORE sunscreen you apply or how much HIGHER the SPF of the sunscreen is, it will not prevent LESS damage to the skin if you are exposed to the sun for long periods of time.

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