Soaring temperatures and scorching heat, have officially announced the arrival of summer. It’s that time of the year again when heat, humidity and sweat are likely to wreak havoc on your skin and makeup. So ladies, unless you want your face to melt and look like an impressionist painting, it’s time to resort to the right summer makeup and skin care regimen.

Of course, not using makeup altogether is an option, but that won’t guarantee healthy summer skin either. So, read on, and allow us to help you get healthy summer skin…
Ice it up

Ice it up

Ice cubes infused with home ingredients like milk, green tea or cucumber work efficiently to calm the skin during summers.

Icing your face with ice cubes reduces inflammations, boosts blood circulation, soothes the skin and tightens it as well, all of which in turn improve skin quality and help your makeup look seamless.

Exfoliate

To keep your makeup from melting and your skin from ruin, you have to make sure that you keep your skin cleansed. This means, you need to add exfoliation to your summer skin care regimen and do away with those dead cells and clogged pores before you even start with makeup.

We suggest you exfoliate using a scrub that suits your skin type. You can also opt for a homemade scrub. Tomato, sugar, salt and oatmeal based scrubs work well during summer.

Exfoliate

Make peace with a primer

However much you invest in waterproof products, if you don’t prime your skin well during summer, your simple makeup won’t sit. So make sure you prime your face and eyelids as part of your summer makeup routine.

If you ask us, a thin layer of the Lakmé Absolute Blur Perfect Primer before applying makeup helps avoid creases and works as a solid base for summer makeup. We suggest you mix your sunscreen with the primer and apply it on your face for a flawless finish. This will help your summer makeup last long!

Make peace with a primer

Ditch the foundation and go BB

Summer is when you must ditch the heavy coverage foundations and opt for a lightweight BB cream instead.

A BB cream works beautifully to give an even skin tone and sheer coverage while also eliminating the heavy cakey feeling that come with foundations.

Our pick for the season is the Pond’s White Beauty BB+ Fairness Cream as it offers complete coverage without making your skin feel

Ditch the foundation and go BB

Seal the deal with a face mist

Another crucial step to your summer makeup regimen is the face mist. Once you have given your makeup the finishing touches, spray on some setting spray aka face mist or dust a compact powder to lock in your makeup.

Face mist and compacts not only help your makeup stay put, but also have oil-absorbing properties that let you go hours without having to touch up your makeup.