Shield face before applying make-up

It’s best to focus on health of your facial skin before exposing it to coloured cosmetics, suggests expert.

Here are some tips on the way to prepare your skin for a summer make-up:

Cleanse face:
It is the first step that one should opt for especially if you have oily skin. Then pat dry and apply a light facial moisturiser with SPF to protect from sun’s rays.

Choose powder, chuck liquid foundation:
You can also use a light mineral foundation. Before applying, you need to blend it properly. This will help your skin look natural and will protect your skin from getting oily.

Eye make-up:
Choose soft shades of green, blue, pinks or earthy tones with light coloured highlighter. Apply base colour and then colours which one needs to highlight on corners or on eyeline by using liquid eyeliner or eye pencil. Use kohl in the end to complete the look.

Blusher:
You can apply light pink blush on the apples of your cheeks, nose, chin, and hairline. When not overdone, it will help to look natural.

Lip balm with SPF:
To complete your look, you can add lip balm with SPF that will protect your lips from summer heat.

Ward off those acne

The onset of summer often means a nightmare for people with oily skin. Choose the right skin care products to protect your face from zits, say experts.

Below are a few acne defence tips:

Wash your face only twice a day:
When you overwash your face, your skin signals your oil glands to overproduce oil, making it even more greasy. So, limit the excessive skin cleansing so that your skin can naturally balance itself.

Don’t use soap:
Soaps can damage skin by making it drier, rougher and more permeable to bacteria.

Look for face washes with salicylic acid in it:
Salicylic acid is naturally derived from willow bark. It helps to get rid of blackheads and whiteheads. It also reduces oil production. The percentage should be at least one percent of it to have enough efficacy.

Use moisturiser twice a day.
No matter how oily your skin is, your skin still needs moisture to keep it healthy. Look for gentle gels that are free from fragrance, colour and paraben to let your skin breathe.

Wear sunblock:
The sun has UVA and UVB rays which initially may seem to be drying up those pimples. But they ultimately worsen your acne in the long run. Also, the sun can worsen the acne marks.


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