I’ve been getting a lot of questions from clients on how to keep their skin looking fresh with the hot humid weather so here is your cheat sheet!
Normal/Combination skin – Use a good cleanser, preferably a deep cleansing formula in the morning where you will remove any buildup of oil/sweat accumulated
Dry skin – stick to cream/oil cleansers that still deep cleans the face
Oily skin – gel/foaming cleansers
Normal/Combination witch hazel is good for suppressing oil or any other toner, especially in the t-zone.
Oily skin Witch hazel all over
Dry skin Use a softening lotion on the skin instead or just your most oily areas if any.
3. Prime your face with a good mattifier cream/lotion in your most sweaty/oily areas. These are my favorite:
– Nurturing Force, Blot Out Offensive Cream
– Eve Pearl Mattifying cream – in light/med or med/dark
– Mary Kay Mattifying Lotion
4. Coverage. Use a tinted moisturizer, or a cream foundation applied sparingly
Tinted moisturizer – Good for most skin types. Lighter and usually absorbs/keeps oils better than feeling a thick layer. Most people only really require this coverage. Some formulas still keep the skin looking glowy and healthy.
Favorite: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizers, good for normal, combination, oily
Tip: For extra ‘glow’ mix a drop of shimmer lotion into the moisturizer and apply it on dry/dehydrated skin, not recommended for oily skin.
If you have blemished skin:
– Use a tinted moisturizer and cover blemishes with concealer afterward
Cream foundation – Absorbs the oil for people that need coverage (discolorations/uneven skin/porous skin) and just looks dewy rather than separated.
Favorite: Cinema Secrets Foundation
5. Color Makeup
Blush Go for creams, or you can also layer ontop powder for it to last longer
Favorite: MAC Creme blushes
Eyeshadow Go for cream shadows + layer it with powder for extra staying powder
Favorite: MUFE cream shadows + MUFE eyeshadows
Go for lipglosses! they’re more ‘youthful’ and less formal for the summer, requires less touch-ups as well.
Drier skin – Liquid seal
You can spray on a layer of makeup sealer to keep your makeup in place.
My favorite is Cinema Secret’s Makeup Sealer
Oilier skin – Dry Seal
Apply powder all in areas that will move, or get oiled/shiny. (t-zone, under the eyes, on eyelids)
You can do both liquid + seal or one or the other
My personal routine is:
1. Powder Cleanser
2. witch hazel
4. Tinted Moisturizer
5. Cream blush
6. Waterproof mascara
7. cream liner
8. eyeshadow ontop
9. powder lids
10. spray on liquid set
11. powder t-zone
The result should be dewy, beautiful fresh looking skin. 😉