When it comes to beauty products for the monsoon, sunscreen is the only product you should slather on your face and body in ample quantity. Simplifying your makeup routine is the best way to weatherproof your skin from the sweltering heat and sweat, which makes it almost impossible to avoid smudges and smears. Here are a few more hacks for you to keep in mind this rainy season:
Maintain your skin
For a fresh looking skin, keeping it moisturized is necessary along with giving it time to breathe. A routine of cleansing, toning, and moisturizing before hitting snooze will work wonders for your skin come monsoons. Exfoliation should also be an important part of the routine as it removes the accumulation of dead cells and rejuvenates the skin.
Replace foundation with a tinted moisturizer
To avoid becoming a weather-worn mess, replace your regular base and use only what you need, like a concealer to cover shadows and spots or a tinted moisturizer/BB cream for a healthy glow.
You can always make your own tinted coverage by mixing oil-free moisturizer with a foundation for a softer, sheer appearance.
Opt for Waterproof Formulas
A running mascara or eyeliner is a nightmare we would all like to avoid. If you absolutely have to wear eye makeup, switch to a waterproof version. In case you can skip it, just apply mascara on the eyelashes that opens up the eyes without much effort on your part.
Switch to lip stains
For a perfect pout, switch to sheer stains that are light and soft, giving your lips a colour that looks like you've just eaten a popsicle. As stains are translucent, you can play with the tint by applying 2-3 coats and build up a new shade. Toss your matte lipsticks in dark colours as they feel heavy on the skin and replace them with shades of peach and pink that give a barely-there natural look. Lip stains also double up as a blush on your cheeks, giving a dewy look for daytime.
Set your makeup with a face mist
To finish up, use a face mist that's hydrating and can be used a number of times during the day.
It sets the makeup, freshens and tightens pores, along with being incredibly soothing. There is nothing more important than fresh and healthy looking skin in the monsoon.
Makeup is a great way to highlight your best features and brighten up dull skin. Piling on thick layers can easily feel suffocating and may even lead to breakouts and inflammation. The easiest way to get through this monsoon is to tread lightly with makeup and clothing accompanied by lots of water intake and good skin care.
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