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 skincare 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.
Prep your skin
Probably one of the most important steps to long-lasting makeup is prepping your skin. This involves both exfoliating and hydrating your skin.
Exfoliating will help it be fresh and clean. It also stops your makeup from flaking off with any residual dead skin cells.
Hydrating your skin will give your makeup a clean base to cling to and will also help to avoid fine lines and creases that peek through as the day goes on.
Make sunscreen a priority
Sunscreen should be a part of your regular routine year-round, but summer usually requires more diligence since we tend to sweat a little more. When indoors and cool, you can reapply every four hours, but when you’re out in the sun, you should reapply every two hours or every time you come out of the pool or have been sweating.
Use a primer
Whether primers seem to actually do anything was a hotly debated topic. We didn’t know if they really worked but as it turns out if you get the right one, it works a treat.
A primer will seal in the moisturizer and allow a smooth surface. Primers that have a tacky texture when applied are great for long-lasting makeup as they give your foundation something to cling to.
Ease up your normal makeup routine
Under a blazing sun, a full face of makeup can feel heavy and even turn runny. Instead of a full beat, keep your makeup light. Start with a tinted moisturizer, that also has a high SPF level, Like a DD Cream.
Think about going matte
Matte makeup stays on better than creamy or glossy products, and since it’s formulated without mineral oil or petrolatum it won’t crease throughout the day. It’s also a boon for oily or sweat-prone skin.