Do you have oily skin? Do you constantly sweat due to humidity? Well, we can totally understand your frustration. Summer and humidity can turn disastrous for all those with oily skin, as your makeup tends to suffer the most due to excessive sweating in the hot weather.
Keeping your makeup from melting in summers is a truly unachievable task. Your oily skin becomes its own makeup remover on hot days. So, how do you keep makeup meltdowns at bay?
Here are 5 ways to keep your makeup meltdown in check...
- Cleanse and tone, but don’t over-do it
- Switch to a light moisturiser
- Never skip primer
- Wearing the right makeup matters
- Blotting papers to your rescue
Cleanse and tone, but don’t over-do it
It’s only natural that you feel the urge to splash your face with cool water and cleanse it more often during summer. Because who wants to look sweaty all day! But, did you know? Over-cleansing can strip your skin of its natural oils and cause sebaceous glands to work overtime. Therefore, it’s ideal to stick to deep cleansing twice a day – morning and night.
BB Prp tip:
For midday touch-ups, reach out for a gentle toner like the Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner or pre-moistened facial wipes, such as the Simple Kind To Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes.
Switch to a light moisturiser
Your thick butter creams will not work in summers! Switch your thick body lotions to light moisturisers.
BB Pro Tip: The Simple Kind To Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser can be your best bet in summers. To pick up any excess moisture, lay a tissue flat on your face after applying the moisturiser and tap gently. This trick will sure work wonders for your skin.
Never skip primer
Applying primer before your foundation will work like magic in sweat-proofing your makeup. Your skin will feel smoother and your makeup will tend to last for longer hours.
Wearing the right makeup matters
If you have oily skin, it is important to pick the right makeup products so that you don’t have to deal with makeup meltdown in the middle of the day.
BB Pro Tip: Pick foundations that are non-drying, smudge-free and long-lasting, such as the Lakmé Perfecting Liquid Foundation. For best sweat-proof eye makeup, use long-wearing creamy eyeshadows and water-resistant eyeliners, such as the Lakmé Eyeconic Liner Pen Fine Tip – Black.
Blotting papers to your rescue
If nothing works, blotting papers will! To prevent oil and sweat from seeping through your flawless finish, keep blotting papers handy.
BB Pro Tip: Simply press a sheet firmly but gently against the shiny areas of your face and leave it against your skin for a few seconds while the sheet absorbs the oil.