Come summer and we are all set to face the heat wave accompanied by high levels of humidity making us all sweaty and greasy.
Whether you are in ceaselessly hot Delhi or humid Chennai, it’s clear that we have reached a summer melting point of makeup.
But the good news is you don’t have to necessarily deal with the negative effects of extra sweating on your makeup.
Well, here are 7 quick tips and product picks to fend off heat waves and muggy days and keep your makeup in place-
1. Ice your face or cold compress before putting on the makeup.
Applying makeup to warm skin makes the skin absorb the makeup more rapidly, using up all the products too soon and leaving the skin blotchy and patchy.
Icing the face right before applying the makeup not only shrinks large pores but also helps to keep the foundation in place longer.
Either rub ice cubes on your face or splash ice cold water a couple of times before starting the makeup.
2. Use an oil control toner
An oil controlling toner will help to keep the shine especially on the T-zone at bay and make the makeup last longer.
Keep the toner refrigerated for best results and spray right after washing your face.
Bonsoul Pure and natural toner.
3. Oil free moisturizer
A common mistake we do is to skip the moisturizer in summer especially on oily skin.
However, it is highly imperative to use a moisturizer because our skin tends to dehydrate in summer making the sebaceous glands hyperactive, producing more oil and sebum.
To avoid this situation you must hydrate your skin cells with a matte, oil free moisturizer before starting with the makeup.
Product : Plum Green Tea Mattifying Moisturizer.
4. Mattifying primer
A good mattifying primer sits on the surface of the skin and holds the makeup in place for longer hours.
It is designed to help with the adhesion of makeup, extending the life of the foundation.
Make sure you apply the primer right after the moisturizer and let it sit for sometime on the skin before applying the foundation.
Product: Cover Fx Mattifying Primer
5. Switch to a powder foundation.
Give your oil based liquid foundations a rest in summer.
Instead, switch to a powder foundation.
It will give you a natural, matte finish and will be easy for touch ups throughout the day.
It will also save you from summer grease by giving full coverage and oil free look on skin in high temperatures.
Product: Natio mineral crystal loose foundation
6. You are not done without the setting spray.
A Setting spray will not only keep your makeup locked in for the day but also protect your skin from environmental damage, heat waves and pollution.
A lightweight setting spray will blur imperfections and keep your skin matte all day long.
Product: Physicians formula insta ready setting spray.
No matter how hot and humid it gets outside, but by just following these quick tips, you can beat the mugginess of summer and get the best of your makeup to look flawless all day.
Enjoy the Summers!!