While we love the summer for the long days, summer dresses and beaches, we absolutely hate how shiny, oily and lacklustre our skin feels, thanks to all the heat and humidity. It’s extremely annoying when after two minutes of stepping out in the heat, your makeup starts melting and your face is a total oil-pool.

If you can relate to this problem, then don’t worry, we have got some good news. We are about to reveal five incredible beauty hacks, which will not only help restrict the excess shine but also keep your makeup on for a lot longer…

 

01. Find the right cleanser

01. Find the right cleanser

If shiny skin is a problem for you, then the kind of cleanser you use makes a HUGE difference. This is because if you use a cleanser that is too harsh, it could dry it out, leading to over-production of oil. Therefore, it is best to use a gentle, non-foaming cleanser to ensure that it deep cleanses your skin without stripping away the natural oils.

BB picks: Pond’s Oil Control Face Wash

 

02. Include a toner in your routine

02. Include a toner in your routine

If you avoid using a toner after cleansing your skin, then there is a chance that your skin’s pH levels are unbalanced, leading to excessive oiliness. Therefore, it is highly advisable to use a toner at least twice a day post cleansing to help balance the pH levels and thereby restrict excess sebum production to keep your skin shine-free for a longer period of time.

BB picks: Dermalogica Multi-Active Mini Toner

 

03. Always use a primer

03. Always use a primer

Primers are a girl’s best friend during the humid, summer months. Even if you do no prefer to wear a lot of makeup, simply wearing a bit of primer over your sunscreen will go a long way in restricting shine. If you do wear makeup, the primer will keep it from melting and ensure that your makeup stays in place for a longer period.

BB picks: Lakme Absolute Under Cover Gel Face Primer

 

04. Opt for lightweight bases

04. Opt for lightweight bases

Hot and humid summers, like the ones we experience in India may not be the best time to wear heavy base makeup products such as foundation. It is better to switch to lightweight bases like BB and CC creams. These products offer enough coverage, look natural and blend right into your skin to prevent meltdowns.

BB picks: Lakme 9 To 5 Complexion Care Face CC Cream SPF 30 PA++

 

05. Set it all in place

05. Set it all in place

After you are done with wearing your makeup, it is best to set it in place with a very light dusting of compact powder. This will not just prevent shine, but will also keep your makeup in place for a lot longer. But avoid applying too much powder as that could lead to cakey makeup, blocked pores and irritated skin. To avoid this issue, keep a few sheets of blotting paper handy to soak up any excess shine all through the day.

BB picks: Lakme Absolute White Intense Wet & Dry Compact