Glow Journal
Glow Journal
Gemma Watts
BONUS | MORE SPF Myth Busting with Dr Cara McDonald
43 minutes Posted Sep 22, 2020 at 12:00 pm.
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What’s better- chemical or physical sunscreen? Do we really need to wear SPF every day? Should we apply sunscreen before or after our skincare?
How do we reapply sunscreen over our makeup? Does SPF50+ foundation provide the same protection as SPF50+ sunscreen?
In this Bonus Episode of the Glow Journal podcast, host Gemma Watts is joined by dermatologist Dr Cara McDonald. We recorded an episode covering all things SPF, skin and sunscreen with Dr Cara late last year, and although that episode remains one of our most downloaded ever, as we inch closer to summer there are still a few SPF myths that need debunking. 
For complete transparency from the outset, this episode is sponsored by La Roche-Posay Australia however all of Dr McDonald’s views are her own and, as per all of our Ask An Expert interviews you will hear absolutely no specific product recommendations throughout this interview. 
I took to Instagram to ask you exactly what you wanted to know about sun protection, and I’ve taken your questions to the expert. In this conversation, Dr Cara answers your questions- the difference between “chemical” and “physical” sunscreens, whether or not you really need sun protection year ‘round, if makeup with SPF really cuts it, how often you should be reapplying your sunscreen and why everyone needs a skin check. 
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