Looking good isn’t always easy, especially when the heat kicks in. It’s important to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays, but it often feels like our pores become clogged after spending hours in the summer weather.
Sun protectant mixed with makeup and sweat is a recipe for clogged pores, which is why many ladies want to know how to sweat-proof their makeup. Here are a few of our favorite tips:
Slough Off Dead Skin
The key to keeping your face in check is to start with a clean palate. Be sure to exfoliate as often as needed for your skin type. Consider using a dry brush for added benefit. Once the dead cells are removed, you’re ready to start sweat-proofing your makeup regime.
Use a Long-Wearing Foundation
Summer foundation calls for something a little extra. To avoid a makeup meltdown, splurge on a high-end, long-wear foundation that will last throughout the day. Most of them contain an SPF, so it’s a perfect match for the season’s weather. If you don’t use a long-wear foundation, you risk having to pile on more layers throughout the day, which can lead to a meltdown or clogged pores. Yuck!
Dampen Your Eye Shadow Brush
Dipping your eye shadow brush in a bit of water before using it will serve you well in the summer. It solidifies the makeup finish to a glaze that will look great and last longer. You can also opt for waterproof mascara.
If you’re wearing foundation, use a good powder as soon as you feel yourself getting hot. If you’re not wearing foundation, you can use a blotting paper to soak up the shine. Either way, attack the moisture as soon as you feel it coming on.
Use a Finishing Spray
A good finishing spray will bind your makeup to your face, which will make it last longer and look better. It will also keep your skin better hydrated, which will help you stay cool in the summer.
Use the Right Shampoo
If your head is oily, those oils are likely working their way down to your face. This could have negative effects on your makeup regime. Some ladies prefer switching to a shampoo for oily hair during the summer months, especially if they’re spending a lot of time in the humidity.
Drink Extra Water
Hydrating your skin means more than moisturizing. Drink enough water so you feel hydrated, and your skin will glow!
These are just a few tricks to keep your makeup sweat-proof this summer. What are your favorites? Let us know in the comment section below!