How To Prevent Shiny Skin In Summer
Hope you guys are doing fabulous!! I KNOW I have been away, almost for a week now, but I am back for good now!! So bear up with my post bombardments!! :P Let’s just start with the most common problems we all face during these summer days, SHINY SKIN!! So here are my thoughts on how to prevent shiny skin in summer!!
Use Toner :
Now I have a combination skin type, and toner is an indispensible part of my skin care routine. Opt for an alcohol free toner to be on a safer side, your skin type does not matter just make sure your toner is alcohol free. Infact for these dirty sticky summers, carry a toner in your handbag so that you can simply use it instead of wipes or washing your face. It really works and keeps greasiness at bay.
Also toning you face before applying makeup helps in keeping it from smudging and melting.
Exfoliate Regularly :
Use an exfoliator with salicylic acid. Exfoliate atleast twice a week. This basically shall unclog your pores. Especially people with oily and combination skin types, exfoliation is a MUST!!
I love my L’Occitane Angelica range exfoliator, one of all time favorites till date!!
You can also try those “kitchen shelf” exfoliators. The mild ones.
After the toner, make sure you have an apt cleanser the one which suits your skin type. I am using Eucerin at the moment.
In short follow your CTM routine RELIGIOUSLY, to keep oiliness at bay.
Many of us including me, think that moisturizer may make the skin oily and shiny, but trust me , moisturized skin never gets oily or shiny. Hence use an oil free/water based hydrater for your skin. Lush makes a gorgeous oil free moisturizer.
Reduce the Layers :
Opt for multi tasking products, like a moisturizer with sunscreen or vice versa or a foundation with moisturizing and sun protecting properties, layering your face with products is always a fail and causes it to get even more oilier, and messier. So avoid!!
Prime Your Skin :
Never ever forget your primer, no matter what skin type you are. Opt for a mattifying primer, like I said above, multi tasking products. I am very happy and content with my Benefit Porefessional, which is an illuminating primer.
Primer, basically keeps your skin from oozing out the excessive oils and greasiness.
Oil Free Make Up :
Opt for oil free makeup!! Especially the base products. There are ample available in the market.
I am loving the Oil free foundation from Clinique.
Stay Away From Highlighters/Shimmer :
If you have an combination or shiny skin, avoid highlighters and shimmer and glitter of any form. This simply adds on the shininess and greasiness of the skin.
Blotting Sheets :
Do not forget these angels. Boots and Clean & Clear make gorgeous blotting sheets.
Translucent Powder :
NEVER forget your translucent powder. Even these have that oil soaking properties. Infact just pat it on your eyelids and T-zone specifically!!
Rub on ice all over your face before applying makeup. I SWEAR by this one, it has never put me down. Try it!! You would be amazed on how gorgeously it controls oil on your skin.
Mud Packs :
Try to use face packs. Try to use mud face packs. They are amazing in controlling oil.
These are my ways of keeping the skin from getting shiny and greasy. What do you do to fight shiny skin during summers?
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