Fouth layer: make-up

Fourth Layer: Make-up

After applying your antioxidant serum, moisturiser and physical sunscreen, use a foundation or BB cream with SPF. Cream formulas such as these usually contain chemical sunscreens, which work together with your physical sunscreen to offer maximum protection. If you prefer lighter coverage or have oily skin, use a mineral finishing powder with SPF over your make-up. 

Our pick

Lay down the base with Face of Australia Face Base Primer 3 in 1 SPF 15, $12.95, faceofaustralia.com.au. The formula’s light texture means it fuses and blends into the skin instantly. There are also a number of face tints with SPF. Dermalogica UltraSensitive Tint SPF 30, $52, dermalogica.com.au delivers protection without unwanted oiliness and chalkiness, while Shiseido Liquid Foundation SPF 30+, $57, shiseido.com.au comes in seven shades and shields from both UVA and UVB. For a finishing powder, try Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Loose Mineral Foundation, $77.50, youngbloodmineralcosmetics.com.au, which works as a sun-protecting foundation, concealer and powder in one for the perfect buildable coverage.