An unrelenting heatwave has been sweeping the country for few days which results in raising mercury. The heatwave affects your skin and hair more than you realise. And more than anything, it gets difficult for your makeup to stay on and look fresh.
Learning how to prevent makeup from melting in hot weather is important to looking your best. Without special attention to skin preparation and application, makeup is not likely to stay in place when temperatures are high. In addition to the heat melting makeup, sweat and oil from your skin will also cause it to smear, smudge and run. Careful thought to cleansing your skin, purchasing the right kind of makeup and applying it is crucial to keeping your look fresh in the hot summer sun.
Here`s some help to protect makeup from melting
Summer is the time when you should avoid the caked-on look, so avoid applying layers and layers of makeup. Instead, opt for a subtle, dewy fresh look that looks natural and is fuss-free.
♥ Heavy, oil-based cosmetics do not wear well in hot weather. Light, shear and waterproof makeup will stay in place longer. Use a lightweight moisturiser during the day so that your makeup doesn`t literally slide off.
♥ Rub an ice cube on your face then apply makeup. It gives the face a cooling effect.
♥ Apply a coat of sunscreen on your face before you use any makeup. This will protect your skin from harmful UV rays of the sun.
♥ Opt for a creamy blush that will blend well into your skin. Use a light shade that won`t make your face look like you`re blushing all the time.
♥ Use a waterproof liner and mascara so that even if you sweat, it won`t run.
♥ Instead of favouring glossy lip colours, opt for tinted balms.
♥ Carry blotting paper with you in your purse so that whenever you start feeling hot and sticky, you can use it to remove excess moisture from your face. Alternatively, you could also use a facial mist to stay fresh.
♥ Always use a makeup remover at night to remove all traces of makeup. This way you lower your chances of any breakouts. Moisturize your skin by applying a light moisturizer that contains no oil prior to going to bed. Use a mild cleanser in the morning before you start applying your makeup for the day.