We’re all blessed to live in a land where the sun shines all year round. But on the flip side, when it gets too hot, the extreme heat can really work against your complexion and makeup. Luckily, there are some things you can do to keep your skin looking fresh all day while protecting it from sun damage.
- USE SUNSCREEN
Put on your sunscreen 15 minutes before going outdoors, even on cloudy days. Ideally, use one with SPF30 protection or higher. Don’t forget to reapply approximately every 2 hours when you’re outdoors.
- KEEP OIL BLOTTING PAPER ON STANDBY
If you have oily skin, your skin may get a little shiny as the day goes by. Use oil blotting paper to remove this excess oil off your skin. Alternatively, keep a clean handkerchief handy to dab away the excess oil and sweat.
- CHOOSE LIGHTWEIGHT MAKEUP
On casual days, wear a little less makeup. The less makeup you wear, the less likely your pores clog up. Also, stay away from thick and oily moisturizers on hot days, as they tend to cause makeup to slide right off the skin. Opt instead for a lightweight tinted moisturiser with SPF sun protection.
- STAY HYDRATED
Drink plenty of water throughout the day, especially if you are physically active. This is also good for our overall health and has beauty benefits too! Water nourishes and plumps up the skin, making you look more youthful. HT
Reference: American Academy of Dermatology. Sunscreen FAQs. Retrieved on March 3, 2020 from https://www.aad.org/public/everyday-care/sun protection/sunscreen-patients/sunscreen-faqs
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