Summer has kicked in and how! The temperature rise doesn’t seem to stop and it must be taking a toll on your skin & body too. Stepping out before evening? Please, I would like to give that thing a pass!
The key to withstanding the heat is HYDRATION. Hydrating your body (Drink lots of water), and your skin.
Below I will be talking about My 6 Summer Must-Haves to beat the heat (or maybe just make it less painful!)
1. Lotus Herbals Cucumber & Basil Clarifying & Balancing Toner
This is a boon for people with oily skin. It smells so refreshing and takes off residual dirt. I use it as a toner and a face mist when I am out, cleans my skin, controls oil production, makes skin firm.
Has a spray dispenser so it’s easier for you to carry in your bag and use it throughout the day whenever you need it. Also, did I say it smells so refreshing? Yeah, I did.
Read the detailed review here.
2. Lotus Herbals Matte Gel SPF50 Sunscreen
SPF! I can’t put enough emphasis on using sunscreen, not only in summer but all year round. This one from Lotus has a gel texture which gets absorbed fast, gives matte-finish and provide sun protection all day long.
Also, use 1 ml of product on your face, that’s how much you need for the sunscreen to work. They aren’t joking when they ask you to apply it GENEROUSLY! And step out 20 minutes after applying it.
3. Khadi Natural Mint & Aloe Vera Massage Gel
At the end of the day, I just want to come back and relax. I use this Khadi Natural Aloe Vera and Mint Massage Gel all over my face and neck, it cleanses my skin, soothes it and moisturizes. I keep it in the fridge for 5 minutes and that increases the coolness exponentially.
You can read a detailed review here.
4. Sugar As Nude As It Gets SPF 15 Compact Powder
So coming to setting your face with powder, you should use the ones that are very lightweight and offer sheer coverage. You don’t want a cakey face that would melt off at the end of the day. This one from Sugar feels like second skin and controls oil for a long time.
Read the detailed review here.
Another option is Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder, which is very affordable and controls shine for hours.
Wearing less makeup is probably the only way to prevent it from melting. So try to skip foundation as much as you can.
5. Wet n Wild Cheek & Lip Tint- Flirt On The Street
Put some colour on your cheeks with this gorgeous cream blush from Wet n Wild. It gives a nice mauve-pink colour which also has coral hints. The pigmentation is amazing and the blush stays put for long. Gives healthy, flushed cheeks and you don’t need to apply a highlighter.
Dust it with powder if it feels a little tacky.
6. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream- San Paulo
Since it’s summer and everything feels so boring, add a pop of colour with a bright lipstick. It’s the only thing you need to brighten up your face and look glam without putting on a lot of products on your face.
I use NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in shade San Paulo. It’s a really pretty pink shade with mousse-like texture and a matte finish. Liquid lipsticks tend to stay put longer.
You can put a gloss on top of it for a shiny pout.
For my brown girls, don’t be afraid of brighter colours. They bring out the warmth of your skin which looks absolutely beautiful 🙂
These are my favourites. Let me know yours 🙂
Thank you for reading 🙂