Sun protection comes first
Your sunscreen/sunblock is the single most important part of your beauty routine. Ideally, you should use sun protection throughout the year but it becomes even more important in the warmer months when the sun beats down and causes skin damage. We generally associate sun damage with tanning and skin darkening but sun exposure can also cause skin aging, lines and wrinkles.
So, it’s vital to choose a sunscreen that works with your skin type. Normal to oilier skin types should opt for a light lotion or gel sunscreen while normal to dry skinned gals can opt for a cream or lotion formula. If you know you’ll be spending long periods outdoors make sure to reapply sunscreen every two to three hours. Look for the words “broad spectrum” and “non-comedogenic” (for oilier skins) while picking a sunscreen. The ideal sunscreen should have SPF 30 or higher. Choose a moisturising sunscreen if you have dry or sensitive skin.
Avene Very High Protection SPF 50
Long-lasting sweat proof base
Once you’ve applied sunscreen, it’s time to start with your makeup. Ideally, use base products which also have inbuilt SPF as layering protective products enhances sun protection. A layer of base on the skin also gives barrier protection to the skin not only from the sun but pollution too. Before using a foundation or BB cream, use a primer to prevent makeup meltdown due to sweat and heat. Primers don’t just create a smooth base that helps makeup stay on longer but also smoothen and mattify the face, making it the best oil control formula for summer wear.
If you have extremely oily skin, skip the liquid foundation and opt for a powder formula instead. It’s a good idea to swap foundation for tinted moisturizers that even out skin tone, add radiance, and don’t feel heavy in the heat. If you’re using a liquid product, make sure to set it well with a loose powder especially in the T-zone area where the skin produces the most oils.
Revlon Photoready Color Correcting Primer
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