Festive season 2020 is going to be one of a kind...from virtual hangouts being put in place for families spread across the country to festive meals being cooked for four, it is a sight to behold. With the festivities getting digitised, you might have to make the memories just for the ‘gram as well. That means, counteless selfies clicked (posting a couple!) to share with friends, family and on your feed. Given that we will be tackling October heat during this time as well, oily-skinned girls might have to spend some extra effort to avoid the not-so-cute shiny forehead in selfies. Check out these tips to reduce shine on your face in photos this festive season. Plus, these tips will help you create a good base as well, whether you are planning to wear makeup or not.

 

01. Cleanse away oil buildup

01. Cleanse away oil buildup

Whether you are going out or not, cleaning your face is a must before you get into the festivities. You will be spending a lot of time talking, dancing and eating a lot of oily foods, so cleansing the right away can help keep your complexion shine-free for a couple of hours. Cleansers formulated with oil-absorbing ingredients will get the job done!

BB picks: Pond's Oil Control Face Wash

 

02. A clay mask will help

02. A clay mask will help

A clay mask is perfect to get that clear, even-toned skin in less than 10 minutes, and is a must if you have decided to go fresh-faced for your intimate gathering. They are formulated especially for absorbing all the grease and gunk from your pores and giving you a shine-free, matte face. The mud, or clay, in these masks are also excellent exfoliators, getting rid of the quarantine face in minutes and giving you a glowing face to work with.

BB picks: Lakme Absolute Perfect Radiance Mineral Clay Mask

 

03. Toner is an essential

03. Toner is an essential

A toner that follows up a mud masking sesh not only helps give back lost moisture to your skin, but balances your skin’s oil production to stay matte and fresh for long hours. A hydrating toner is essential if you are planning to put on even some light makeup, as it helps seal your pores and keep any clogging issues at bay.

BB picks: Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner

 

04. Mattifying makeup FTW

04. Mattifying makeup FTW

Whether you are going for light coverage or all out glam, it is important to use mattifying products. This includes matte foundations and setting powders that absorb oil from your skin. Also, do not forget to use a primer, even if you are wearing just a CC cream and some blush - primers are a great defence against shine. \

BB picks: Lakme Absolute Under Cover Gel Primer + Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation

 

05. Blot during emergencies

05. Blot during emergencies

If all else fails, you can keep a tiny pack of blotting papers handy and just dab away shine before posing for pictures. Rice papers are excellent at mattifying oily patches, without ruining the makeup underneath.

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